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Zeichnungen zu Leonardo Codices Madrid (Drawings for Leonardo Codices Madrid)

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Joseph Beuys

Date

1975

Institution Walker Art Center
Location Not on view.
Zeichnungen zu Leonardo Codices Madrid (Drawings for Leonardo Codices Madrid), Joseph Beuys
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Medium: Mixed Media, Multiples, Other | 81 Granolithographs on paper, bound into a book, with one loose Granolithograph on paper, in cardboard slipcase
Size: .1 book 0.875 x 6.875 x 9.25 inches
Culture: German
Style: Fluxus
Inscriptions: In pencil front of loose sheet left panel M "Beuys" (when loose sheet is unfolded and open as in reproduced example 177 in Schellmann 1992 catalogue raisonné); In pencil on page 156 of book "103"; front of loose sheet left panel M "Beuys"; front of loose sheet LL "3/100" (when sheet is unfolded and open as in reproduced example 177 in Schellmann 1992 catalogue raisonné); on slipcase front UR "Nr. 103/I".
Physical Description: This 156-page book contains 81 Granolithographs reproduced from Beuys' drawings for the two sketchbooks, the "Madrid Codices", by Leonardo da Vinci, rediscovered in 1965. Examples 101–1000 of the book each contain a single loose sheet, and the loose sheets are done in nine different themes in an edition of 100 examples each. See 1992 Schellmann catalogue raisonné numbers 177–185 for the nine different themes. The Walker's loose sheet matches the image on number 177. Label on book spine reads: Joseph Beuys/Zeichnungen/zu "Codices/Madrid" von/Leonardo/da Vinci. According to a fax dated March 8, 1995 from Edition Schellmann, "non-matching numbers are not a big deal" e.g. the fact that the book's number does not match the loose sheet's number in this multiple is apparently NO BIG DEAL.
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992
Accession Number: 1992.270.1-.3
Rights: Copyright Estate of Joseph Beuys / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Artist: Joseph Beuys, German, 1921 - 1986
Role: Artist
Nationality: German
Life Dates: German, 1921 - 1986
Added to Site: March 1, 2009