Sale: 443 / Post War II, June 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 543

 

543
Joseph Beuys
Capri-Batterie, 1985.
Multiple
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 16,250 / $ 18.850

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Capri-Batterie. 1985.
Multiple. Light bulb with fitting and lemon, in wooden box.
Schellmann 546. Signed and numbered on publisher's certificate, as well as typographically dated, titled and inscribed. Wooden box typographically inscribed on lid. One of 200 copies. Light bulb with fitting: 12 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm (4.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 in).
Dimensions of lemon: variable. In original wooden box. According to the artist, the lemon, which serves as battery, should be replaced after 1000 hours of operation. Released by Edizione Lucio Amelio, Naples 1985. [EL].

Equivalent to fat and felt, the lemon in this work has to be regarded as a source of energy. This way the artist symbolically hints at forces of orientation that modern man is missing. As a recollection of nature's primal forces and under the oftem-cited assumption of the social sculpture, this multiple "Capri-Batterie" marks a central point in Beuys' art.



543
Joseph Beuys
Capri-Batterie, 1985.
Multiple
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 16,250 / $ 18.850

(incl. 25% surcharge)