Joseph Beuys. Felt Suit (Filzanzug). 1970

Joseph Beuys Felt Suit (Filzanzug) 1970

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 416 The David Geffen Galleries

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.
Medium
Multiple of felt
Dimensions
overall (irreg.): 69 7/8 × 28 1/8 × 5 5/16" (177.5 × 71.4 × 13.5 cm)
Publisher
Galerie René Block, Berlin
Fabricator
unknown
Edition
100
Credit
The Associates Fund
Object number
740.1993.a-b
Copyright
© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints

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