Joseph Beuys - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips

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  •   “I’m interested in the distribution of physical vehicles in the form of editions because I’m interested in spreading ideas.”
    —Joseph Beuys


    • Provenance

      Personal copy of the publisher and part of the Archive of Edition Schellmann since time of publication

    • Literature

      Jörg Schellmann 79
      Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 30
      ars publicata, Joseph Beuys – The Multiples, 79

Works from the Archive of Edition Schellmann to benefit the Ars Publicata Project


Erdtelephon (Earth Telephone) (S. 79)

Unique screenprint in colours, on felt board, with the accompanying metal clamp added in 1977.
106.5 x 63.5 x 4 cm (41 7/8 x 25 x 1 5/8 in.)
Signed in pencil on the metal clamp, a unique first trial proof (the edition was 100 and 12 in Roman numerals), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich.

Full Cataloguing

£6,000 - 8,000 ‡♠

Sold for £6,985

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Rebecca Tooby-Desmond
Specialist, Head of Sale, Editions

Robert Kennan
Head of Editions, Europe

Anne Schneider-Wilson
Senior International Specialist, Editions

Louisa Earl
Associate Specialist, Editions

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024