Joseph Beuys - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, October 26, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Edition Schellmann 12

  • Catalogue Essay

    This is an emergency survival kit for a snow-covered environment. As a sculptural piece however, placed in an interior, the objects and materials employed demand for a metaphorical reading well beyond their practical use. The blanket would grant shelter, the flashlight would allow to see in the dark and the fat provide a basic form of nutrition. As all objects making up this sculpture still remain unused, the vehicle appears to be destined for a journey that seems to either not have as yet begun, or not to have ended.

Property from an Important American Collection



Wooden sled, felt, belts, flashlight, fat, rope, and oil paint (brown cross)
36 x 17 x 13 1/2 in (91.4 x 43.2 x 34.3 cm)
stamp numbered `04' on a plaque affixed to the sled (the edition was 50 and 5 hors commerce), published by Galerie René Block, Berlin.

$150,000 - 250,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2015