Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 420

 

420
Joseph Beuys
Nr. 5, 1981.
Sculpture. Wooden block, wooden plug, amalgam, ...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 34,500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Nr. 5. 1981.
Sculpture. Wooden block, wooden plug, amalgam, ring screw, plastic-coated wire, putty, parly with colors.
Verso signed in pencil and inscribed wth an arrow. Wooden block: 24.5 x 26 x 11 cm (9.6 x 10.2 x 4.3 in). Total dimensions ca.: 44 x 33.5 x 11 cm (17,3 x 13,1 x 4,3 in).
Made in connection with the restoration of an oak gate of the war memorial "Alter Kirchturm" in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf in 1994, which had been vandalized. Back then Beuys was occupied with the question of how to close the holes in the oak gate. Wood and amalgam were at hand.
• From a number of approaches Joseph Beuys made in the restoration of the Büdericher Tor.

Accompanied by a written confirmation from Eva Beuys, dated February 7, 1990 (in copy).

PROVENANCE: Private collection Germany (acquired directly from the artist).

EXHIBITION: Joseph Beuys: Wo ist Element 3?, Ketterer Kunst, Berlin, March 26 – May 22, 2021.

The wooden block served as experimental material for the restorating of the oak door of the old church tower in Meerbusch-Büderich. It shows a series of options of how to mend the holes in the door with different materials. One variant was marked by Beuys with an arrow in pencil and his signature. [EH]



420
Joseph Beuys
Nr. 5, 1981.
Sculpture. Wooden block, wooden plug, amalgam, ...
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 34,500

(incl. 25% surcharge)