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    30 - 31 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 487

    JOSEPH BEUYS (1921-1986)

    [Fish] (see Schellmann 29 and 48)

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    JOSEPH BEUYS (1921-1986)
    [Fish] (see Schellmann 29 and 48)
    monotype with hand brush work in black ink, 1970, on wove paper, stamped with the artist's Hauptstrom inkstamp, the full sheet, small pressure marks at center (inherint in the process--created from by the actual fish bones), rippling throughout, stray ink and masking tape in two areas along the reverse of the upper sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, framed
    S. 10 3/8 x 14 1/8 in. (264 x 359 mm.)


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    This unique work on paper is a result of an action performed with Daniel Spoerri at the Eat Art Galerie, Düsseldorf, on Friday, October 30, 1970. Very much in keeping with Beuys' use of symbolism and the spiritual, here the artist's references to Good Friday, Christ (the fish), and acts of penance manifest in the physical object with literal pressure marks caused by the fish bones.