Joseph Beuys. Felt Suit (Filzanzug). 1970
Joseph Beuys

Felt Suit (Filzanzug)

1970
Not on view
Medium
Multiple of felt
Dimensions
Overall: 69 7/8 x 28 1/8 x 5 5/16" (177.5 x 71.5 x 13.5 cm) (irreg.) a: 31 1/2 (from top of collar to bottom of right sleeve) x 27" variable (elbow to elbow); b: 44 3/4 (along right left outer seam) x 23 1/2" variable (from bottom of left pant leg to bottom of right pant leg)
Publisher
Galerie René Block, Berlin
Fabricator
unknown
Edition
100
Credit
The Associates Fund
Object number
740.1993.a-b
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints

Beuys believed that art should be a vehicle for social change. Multiples were perfect for spreading his fervent message, and he completed more than six hundred in his career. Felt can provide protection and warmth as well as detachment and isolation. This work was modeled after one of Beuys's own suits, with the arms and legs extended.

Gallery label from Focus: Joseph Beuys, 2008

Image permissions

In order to effectively service requests for images, The Museum of Modern Art entrusts the licensing of images of works of art in its collections to the agencies Scala Archives and Art Resource. As MoMA’s representatives, these agencies supply high-resolution digital image files provided to them directly by the Museum's imaging studios.

All requests to reproduce works of art from MoMA's collection within North America (Canada, U.S., Mexico) should be addressed directly to Art Resource at 536 Broadway, New York, New York 10012. Telephone (212) 505-8700; fax (212) 505-2053; requests@artres.com; artres.com. Requests from all other geographical locations should be addressed directly to Scala Group S.p.A., 62, via Chiantigiana, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli/Firenze, Italy. Telephone 39 055 6233 200; fax 39 055 641124; firenze@scalarchives.com; scalarchives.com.

Requests for permission to reprint text from MoMA publications should be addressed to text_permissions@moma.org.

Related links:
Outside North America: Scala Archives
North America: Art Resource

Image permissions

In order to effectively service requests for images, The Museum of Modern Art entrusts the licensing of images of works of art in its collections to the agencies Scala Archives and Art Resource. As MoMA’s representatives, these agencies supply high-resolution digital image files provided to them directly by the Museum's imaging studios.

All requests to reproduce works of art from MoMA's collection within North America (Canada, U.S., Mexico) should be addressed directly to Art Resource at 536 Broadway, New York, New York 10012. Telephone (212) 505-8700; fax (212) 505-2053; requests@artres.com; artres.com. Requests from all other geographical locations should be addressed directly to Scala Group S.p.A., 62, via Chiantigiana, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli/Firenze, Italy. Telephone 39 055 6233 200; fax 39 055 641124; firenze@scalarchives.com; scalarchives.com.

Requests for permission to reprint text from MoMA publications should be addressed to text_permissions@moma.org.

Related links:
Outside North America: Scala Archives
North America: Art Resource