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Joseph Heinrich Beuys (1921 - 1986)

Lot 191: Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)


February 10, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Das Schweigen
each reel: stamped with signature, title and number 'Joseph Beuys Das Schweigen 19' (on two metal plates affixed to each reel)
five reels of 35mm film of Ingmar Bergman's The Silence (1962), covered in zinc and copper, in film carton
each reel: 14 1/2 in. (77cm.) diameter
film carton: 11 x 16 1/2 x 17in. (28 x 42 x 43cm.)
Executed in 1973, this work is number nineteen from an edition of fifty, plus ten artist proofs, published by Edition René Block, Berlin and Multiples Inc., New York.

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Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)


H. Bastian (ed.), Joseph Beuys: Skulpturen und Objekte, Berlin 1988, no. 66 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 210).
Joseph Beuys: A Private Collection, exh. cat., Munich 1990, no. 87 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, pp. 127 & 165).
J. Schellman (ed.), Joseph Beuys: Die Multiples, Werkverzeichnis der Auflagenobjekte und Druckgraphik 1965-1986, Munich 1992, n. 80 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 443).
Joseph Beuys: Signed Posters and Multiples, exh. cat., Ubu Gallery, New York,1995 (another from the edition illustrated).
Apfelbaum, Beuys, Macdonald, Manzoni, exh. cat., Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, 1995 (another example illustrated).
J. Schellman (ed.), Joseph Beuys: The Multiples, A Catalogue raisonné of Multiples and Prints 1965-1986, Munich 1997, n. 80 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 117).


Barbara Gladstone, New York.
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Japan.


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