Lot Details

This screen print on plywood is hand SIGNED by Joseph Beuys, From the portfolio titled Contemporary Archeology. 'From source to use' Pandora Part One; print is from the special edition of 100 copies (not in trade) specifically for the artists and publisher (total edition was 200); published by Bebert, Rotterdam 1985; full size: 12-3/4 x 9-3/4in & 1/16thick (32,5 x 25 cms.); diptych screen-printed on plywood (executed in black and white), signed & numbered in pencil at bottom left, and in addition the artist drew by hand a small pencil drawing of his famous hat right above his signature; the tiny drawing size: 1-3/4x 1-3/4in. (2,5 x 2,5 cms.); as issued by publisher there is a small scanner label on the back with the numbers: "24787888"; Slight bow with age, does not lay flat; otherwise in excellent condition.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Biological Degradation / Decay / Deterioration
Area: Other area
Location: Overall
Notes: natural wear of the wood over time
Slight bow with age, does not lay flat
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Christie’s House Auction Sept. 5th 2007
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 10 in. (33.02 x 25.4 cm.)
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