Joseph Beuys - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection Rhineland, Germany

  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann 287

  • Catalogue Essay

    The following thirty-six lots are from the collection of an artist, who’s highly personal, directed taste focused on a group of German artists at the forefront of Contemporary Edition making from the 1960s through the turn of the 21st century. His eclectic and innovative collecting choices centred on the work of a few key protagonists: Joseph Beuys, Imi Knoebel, and Blinky Palermo.

    These artists studied, lived or worked together in a constant dialogue, affording mutual influence to each other’s work. Knoebel in particular extrapolated on Beuys’ avant-garde presentation of multiples, using found objects and common construction materials such as plywood, copper piping and Masonite. Palermo equally shared an obsession with form and colour, with his prints offering distillations of his in-situ wall paintings and metal pictures.

    Also including unique works on paper by Suzan Frecon and Max Cole, as well as iconic colour-field prints by Ellsworth Kelly, this collection offers a window into post WWII German artistic experimentation and its pictorial legacy throughout Europe and America.



Düsseldorf, Drakeplatz 4

Colour photograph with screenprint, on wove paper mounted to thick cardboard (as issued), the full sheet.
S. 17 x 25.2 cm (6 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.)
Signed and numbered 'a.p. 6/20' in black ink (an artist's proof, the edition was 50), published by Edition Dietmar Schneider, Cologne, framed.

£500 - 700 

Sold for £1,375

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 25 January 2018