Cuprum 0.3% unguentum metallicum praeparatum

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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann 556
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 44

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The sculpture consists of a rectangular block of wax bearing an impression in negative relief of the crystalline form of a miner's lamp. This 'image' represents a combination of archaic signs and naturally occuring forms. Bowl, flame, pentagram, sun disc and crystal converged into a single shape, evoking a multiplicity of interpenetrating levels of meaning and potential associations. The title of the piece is the name of a homeopathic salve which Beuys often used himself."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 44

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Cuprum 0.3% unguentum metallicum praeparatum

1978-86
Cast beeswax multiple with finely distributed copper.
19.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm (7 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)
Incised 'Joseph Beuys A.P.' on the right side, signed by Wenzel Beuys (Executor of the Estate of Joseph Beuys) and annotated 'A.P.' in black ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity with the Beuys Estate stamp (one of 5 artist's proofs aside from the edition of 18), co-published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York, and Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

sold for £32,500

Contact Specialist

Anne Schneider-Wilson

Head of Sale, Senior Specialist 
London
+44 207 4042

Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019