Joseph Beuys. Felt Suit (Filzanzug). 1970

Joseph Beuys

Felt Suit (Filzanzug)


Not on view
Multiple of felt
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)
Galerie René Block, Berlin
The Associates Fund
Object number
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Joseph Beuys has 88 works online.
There are 366 multiples online.

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

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