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Joseph Beuys

Bett (Bed)

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

Bett (Bed)

Bett (Bed)

This lot has been withdrawn

An Artist's Perspective: Property from the Collection of Anish Kapoor

Joseph Beuys

1921 - 1986

Bett (Bed)


stamped 4/6 on base; signed and dated 1950 on the underside

bronze

21 by 52 by 25 cm. 8¼ by 20½ by 9⅞ in.


Conceived in 1950 and cast circa 1969, this work is number 4 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

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Galerie Alfred Schmela, Dusseldorf

Private Collection, Germany

Sotheby's, London, S2, Joseph Beuys Revealed, 21 October 2013

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Beuys: zu Ehren, July – November 1986, p. 100, illustrated (edition no. unknown)

Westfalen, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Joseph Beuys: Natur, Materie, Form, November 1991 – February 1992, n.p., no. 27, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

Houston, The Menil Collection; and London, Tate Modern, Joseph Beuys: Actions, Vitrines, Environments, October 2004 – May 2005, p. 40, no. 39, illustrated in colour in installation (edition no. unknown)

Ontario, National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, Joseph Beuys: Skulpturen, November 2015 – November 2017, p. 30, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)