15 March 2021

Phillips Announces Beuys 100



Phillips Announces Beuys 100


A Sale of Works by Joseph Beuys to Celebrate the artist’s 100th Birthday


To be Offered in London in June 2021



Joseph Beuys 1921-1986

Sled, 1969

Estimate: £80,000-120,000


LONDON – 15 MARCH 2021 – Phillips is pleased to announce Beuys 100, a unique Contemporary Art and Editions sale this June commemorating the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys. Featuring a broad spectrum of rare to market works Beuys 100 celebrates Beuys’ full range of techniques by including collages, prints, photographs, drawings, and most notably the artist’s vast range of editioned objects. Leading the sale is Beuys’ 1969 wooden Sled, an emergency survival kit which directly relates to Beuys’ own dramatic plane crash in the snow and subsequent rescue during the Second World War. The sale in June presents a curated selection of works which commemorate the life and achievements of Joseph Beuys.


Anne Schneider-Wilson, Senior Specialist, Editions, said, “We are thrilled to offer such a varied group of Joseph Beuys works on an international stage at Phillips in London. Beuys as an artist remains relevant today and has stood the test of time, with solo and group shows of his work shown worldwide since the late 60s. In 2021 there will be celebrations around the world to mark Beuys’ 100th birthday and we are delighted to participate in commemorating his work this June. Phillips continues to be at the forefront of contemporary edition collecting, sourcing original and important works by masters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and creating curated sales such as Beuys 100.”




Joseph Beuys 1921-1986

Wirtschaftswert Signiertusche (Economic Value Signature Ink) (S. 469), 1983

Estimate £1,500 - 2,000




Joseph Beuys 1921-1986

Paß für den Eintritt in die Zukunft (Passport for Entry into the Future) (S. 126), 1974

Estimate £1,000 - 1,500




Joseph Beuys 1921-1986

A.E.I.O.U, Difesa della natura (Defence of Nature) (S. 481), 1983

Estimate £1,000 - 1,500



Auction: 14 - 15 June 2021

Auction Viewing: 3 – 14 June 2021

Location: 30 Berkeley Square, London

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Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.


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