Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys: Drawings after the Codices Madrid of Leonardo da Vinci, and Sculpture

September 10, 1998 - June 13, 1999

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1. Drawings from Zeichnungen: Zu den beiden 1965 wiederentdeckten Skizzenbücher "Codices Madrid" von Leonardo da Vinci (Drawings After the Two "Codices Madrid" Sketchbooks by Leonardo da Vinci That Were Rediscovered in 1965), 1974
96 drawings, graphite on paper, and/or, in a few instances, purple pencil and purple crayon
Various dimensions: sheet sizes range between
8½ x 5½ inches and 13½ x 10 5/8 inches
Collection Dia Center for the Arts

2. Fond III/3, 1979
Overall dimensions variable: in this installation, approximately 59 x 239 x 120 inches
Nine stacks: each with 111 sheets of felt, one sheet
of copper
Sheets of copper and felt 59 x 79 x 39½ inches
Collection Dia Center for the Arts

3. Fond IV/4, 1979
Overall dimensions 38¾ x 392½ x 19 inches
Fourteen stacks: 12 with 77 sheets of felt, one sheet
of iron; one with 76 sheets of felt, one sheet of iron; one with 60 sheets of copper, 47 sheets of iron
(1,000 sheets of felt altogether)
Stacks of iron and felt 38¾ x 27 7/8 x 19 inches
Collection Dia Center for the Arts

4. Brazilienfond (Brazilian Fond), 1979
Overall dimensions variable: in this installation, approximately 74 x 230 x 178 inches
Four U-shaped stacks, each with approximately 155 sheets of felt, and a U-shaped copper base
Each unit 74 x 99 x 79½ inches, each sheet either 3/8 or 5/8 inches thick
Iron horse shoe
Collection Dia Center for the Arts

5. Aus Berlin: Neues Vom Kojoten (From Berlin: News from the Coyote), 1979
Installation including felt blanket, gloves, toenail clippings, animal and human hair balls, cigar box, fire extinguishers, walking stick, flash light, musician's triangle and striker, hay, bundles of the Wall Street Journal, hat, plaster rubble and lathe, 10 acetylene lanterns on sticks, arc light, sulfur
Dimensions variable: in this installation, floor measures 18 feet 6 inches x 20 feet 6 inches
Collection Dia Center for the Arts

6. Möbiuswerfer, 1983
Thirteen mobius bands made of sheet lead; iron cable 197 inches; drawing on cardboard 19 x 47 inches; a sheet-metal object 5¼ x 22 x 4 inches
Private Collection

 
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