JOSEPH BEUYS, Zeichen aus dem Braunraum III, 1984 [post card, signed]

JOSEPH BEUYS, Zeichen aus dem Braunraum III, 1984
10,5 x 14,7 cm
post card, screen print
condition: excellent, elegantly aged
published by Edition Stack, Heidelberg, Germany
€ 320,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.JBeu 219-pr

History of prices:
Van Ham Auktionen, Cologne, Germany, 27 May 2021 € 774,-
(2 post cards, hammer price)
Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany, 30 June 2018 € 250,- (hammer price)

THE ARCHIVES – Art Information Centre Peter van Beveren, 1981

THE ARCHIVES-Art Information Centre Peter van Beveren, 1981
30,4 x 21,7 cm
artists book, HC, 30 pp., stamp numbered
edition 500, here nr 95/100
signed by all contributors; some stamp signed,
here also signed – only first 100 copies – by Peter van Beveren
inlay with list of artists
condition: more than splendid, hardly discoloured pages, although with a yellowed loose inlay with index,
like in all cases several metal parts by Klaas Gubbels have a finger print patina appearing due to aging
€ 885,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.PvBe 1077-pr


Peter van Beveren (born in 1952) started in the early 1970’s as conceptual artist, developed his passion for collecting by sending and also acquiring mail art. He initiated and managed The Archives / Art Information Centre and considered this part of his art practice. Later on in the mid eighties he became gallery owner of Galerie Van Beveren in Rotterdam. In 1981 for the Provincial Museum in Hasselt (Belgium) Peter van Beveren assembled contributions of the following artists: Robert Jacks, Woody van Amen, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Marinus Boezem, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Michel Cardena, Christo, Robin Crozier, Geurt van Dijk, Pieter Engels, Hans Eijkelboom, Ken Friedman, Ad Gerritsen, Klaas Gubbels, Wim Gijzen, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Tommy Mew, Maurizio Nannucci, Richard Nonas, Arnulf Rainer, Dieter Roth, Yves De Sme, Al Souza, Endre Tot, Timm Ulrichs, Ben Vautier and Wolf Vostell.

This iconic book contains an exuberant amount of various materials and techniques. The first hundred copies are signed by Peter van Beveren.

History of prices:
John Benjamins Antiquariat, Amsterdam December 2022 € 1.500,-
William Allen Words & Image, London, UK November 2022 US$ 913.-
Venduehuis, The Hague, Netherlands 14 April 2022 € 325,- (hammer price)
William Allen Words & Image, London, UK February 2022 US$ 1,045.-
Prentwerk, Groningen, Netherlands February 2022 € 550,-
William Allen Words & Images, London, UK January 2021 € 869,-

Schema Informazione 2, 1974 [magazine Galleria Schema]

Schema Informazione 2, 1974
30 x 21,5 cm
number 2, 68 pp.
published by Galleria Schema, Firenze, Italy
condition: very good, although cover carefully used
very rare
€ 300,- plus € 20,- Track & Trace registered mail


Schema Informazione is a catalogue published in magazine format on behalf of a group exhibition “Retuned to Sender” at Galleria Schema in Firenze, Italy. The exhibition was announced as ” Texts, musics, diagrams, scores, books, slides, notes, photographs, revues, video tapes, multiples, projects, statements, films, ideas………”.

List of participating artists:
Vito Acconci
Vincenzo Agnetti
Marcel Allocco
Adriano Altamira
Eleanor Antin
Eric Andersen
Giovanni Anselmo
Art & Language
Gabor Attalai
John Baldessari
Dana Atcheley
Imre Bak
Manuel Barbadillo
Robert Barry
Roberto Barni
Carlo Battisti
Lanfranco Baldi
Bernhard & Hilla Becher
Massimo Becattini
Mirella Bentivoglio
Maurizio Benveduti
Carlo Bertocci
Gerard Bjerlej
Joseph Beuys
Julien Blaine
Alighiero Boetti
Mel Bochner
Werner F. Bonin
Christian Boltanski
Giovanni Bruscino
Enrico Bugli
Chris Burden
Daniel Buren
Marcel Broodthaers
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Cioni Carpi
Luciano Caruso
Sylvano Bussotti
Giuseppe Chiari
Tullio Catalano
Claudio Cintoli
James Coleman
Giusi Coppini
Roberto Cerbai
Marco Cordioli
Maria Teresa Corvino
Claudio Costa
Attila Csernik
Guido Corazziari
Feruccio De Filippi
Robin Crozier
Radomir Damnjanovic
Anne Darboven [sic]
Henry Dale
Giuliano Della Casa
Andrea Daninos
Gino de Dominicis
Branco Dimitrijevic
Nusa & Sreco Dragan
Herman de Vries
Paolo de Manincor
Antonio Dias
Wilfried Doerstel
Herbert Distel
Goran Djordjevic
Michele de Lucchi
Audrey Flack
Luciano Fabro
G. Fonio & P.L. Paolillo
Terry Fox
Joel Fremiot
Stano Filko
Hervé Fischer
Peter Finch
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Andrea Granchi
Joseph Figueras
John Furnival
Bruno Gambone
Phil Glass
Paul Armand Gette
Zvi Goldstein
Jochen Gerz
Gilbert & George
Sigurdur Gudmundsson
Kristjan Gudmundsson
Groupe Ecart
Dan Graham
Milan Grygar
Lee Guen-Young
Groupe 70: Martin Miguel / Max Charuolen / Serge Maccaferri
Klaus Groh
John Hillard
Allan V. Harrison
Joseph Iglesias del Marquet
Hans Haacke
Alessandro Jasci
Christian Jaccard
Françoise Jannicot
Ray Johnson
Sture Johanesson
Joan Jonas
Allan Kaprow
Donald Karshan
Zdristan Jurkiewicz
Sasa Katamanova & J.H. Kocman
Hans W. Kalkmann
Per Kirkeby
Lazlo Kerekes
Annalies Klophaus
Joseph Kosuth
Richard Kostelanetz’s
Christof Kohlhöfer
Jannis Kounellis
Ketty LaRocca
Dick Landry
Auro Lecci
Ugo La Pietra
Jean le Gac
Andrea Lemmi
Sol LeWitt
Richard Long
Les Levine
Urs Lüthi
Sergio Lombardo
Inge Mahn
Robert Mangold
Maier AichenElio Marchegiani
Jean Claude Marquette
Stelio Maria Martini
Plinio Martelli
Paolo Masi
Slavko Matkovic
Eliseo Mattiacci
Mario Merz
Fabio Mauri
Albert Mayr
Edwind Morgan
Dora Maurer
Alberto Moretti
N.O. Mustill
Brenda Miller
Ito Motoyuki
Monique Nahas & Hervé Huitric
Massimo Nannucci
Maurizio Nannucci
Roman Opalka
Tomas Nillg [sic]
Dennis Oppenheim
Luigi Ontani
Claudio Parmiggiani
Charlemagne Palestine
Luca Patella
Giulio Paolini
Mario Poggiali
Andrzej Piergalski
Giuseppe Penone
Gianni Pettena
Miro Polacci
Alberto Pirelli
Josep Ponsati
Vettor Pisani
Edith Revai
Karina Raeck
Renato Ranaldi
Arnulf Rainer
Alan Riddel
Sue & Clive Robertson
Dorothe Rockburne
Gianni Ruffi
Fried Rosenstock
Edward Ruscha
Franca Sacchi
Lucas Samaras
Pedrac Sidjanin
Fulvio Salvadori
Richard Serra
Fritz Schwegler
Frank Smith
Kishio Suga
Landfried Schöpfer
Alan Sondheim
Enzo Stella
Klaus Staeck
Petr Stembera
Jan Steklik
Nikola Stojanovic
Balint Szombathy
Shohachiro Takahashi
Paul Thek
Team A3
Mikoljub Todorovic
Richard Tuttle
Jerzy Trelinski
Vittorio Tolu
Biljana Tomic
Rasa Todosijevic
Fernando Tonello
Endre Tót
Jacqueline Urban Nicaud
Timm Ulrichs
Janos Urban
Franco Vaccari
Willy Vazan
Jiri Valoch
Ben Vautier
Luca Venturi
Jürgen Vogdt
Bernard Venet
Edgardo Antonio Vigo
Wolf Vostell
Dorothee Von Windheim
Lawrence Weiner
May Wilson
Paul Wordow
William Wegman
Antonio Ximenez
Orest Zagoricnik
Michele Zaza
Jacob Zekveld
Nicholas Zurbrugg
Gilberto Zorio

JOSEPH BEUYS, Holzpostkarte, n.d. [1974], signed

JOSEPH BEUYS, Holzpostkarte, n.d. [1974]
10,2 x 14,9 x 3,3 cm
screen print, wood
unlimited edition of which ca 600 have been signed
published by Edition Staeck, Heidelberg, Germany
€ 540,- plus € 15,- costs Track&Trace

A part of this edition has been issued with an ink stamp.

History of prices:
Tim Byers, Richmond, UK GBP 400.- 26 January 2021

JOSEPH BEUYS, Intuition, 1968



JOSEPH BEUYS, Intuition, 1968
30,5 x 21 x 6 cm
pencil drawing on wood, stapled
edition ca 12.000
€ 1.080,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
inv.JBeys 83


The multiple Intuition has been produced in an unlimited edition, but always signed and dated by the artist. There are several versions circulating; boxes with round corners, hooky corners, nailed, stapled, and at various spots signed and dated on the back, sometimes also ink stamped. Usually the boxes are aged, this one is exceptionally looking new with its whitish appearance.

The multiple Intuition takes the form of a shallow, open box, assembled roughly and from inexpensive cuts of timber.

The first and uppermost of the inscriptions in pencil consists of the word Intuition beneath which lie two horizontal lines. Joseph Beuys intended these respective lines as pictorial evocations of reason and intuition. The short standing strokes with which the upper line is bounded, call to mind the determinacy of rational thought. The lower line, by contrast, is open at one end, evoking the more enigmatic paths along which intuition can travel.

Manufactured in an unlimited edition, this multiple was originally sold by mail order for eight Deutsch marks. The low costs and ready availability of the work fulfilled the wish of Beuys and his publisher Wolfgang Feelisch to make art more accessible to the general public.


History of prices:
eBay-dieter1186, Munich, Germany March 2024 € 1.268,-
Venduehuis, The Hague, Netherlands 29 April 2021 € 800,- (hammer price)



Historical information:


JOSEPH BEUYS, Joseph Beuys, Intuition, 1968
Here text horizontally written in ink on object.

From 1968 on, some 12,000 copies were made of this A4-sized plain wooden box, which went on sale at a price of 8 German marks. Circulated in the manner of a pamphlet, the slogan ‘Intuition’ records in two pencil strokes Beuys’ counter thesis to materialism and rationalism in the context of 1968 and its political debate. The empty wooden box was supposed to become an item of daily use, with intuition potentially filling it with a new attitude.

JOSEPH BEUYS, “Rheinische Bienenzeitung” – Biene in der Kunst, 1975 [edition]


from “Rheinische Bienenzeitung” – Biene in der Kunst, 1975
offset print, folded as issued, Edition Verlag Constatin Post, Cologne, Germany
23,5 x 33 cm / 9 1/4 x 13 inches
edition 34 + several AP’s (here AP)
published by Edition Constatin Post, Cologne, Germany
mint, rare
Ref. Schellmann 152, p. 166
€ 690,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv. JBeuys308

Coll. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Willy and Charlotte Reber Collection, Louise Haskell Daly Fund, Cambridge, MA, USA

JOSEPH BEUYS, Kunst=Kapital, 1980


JOSEPH BEUYS, Kunst=Kapital, 1980
screen print on slate, framed 32 x 44 x 0,9 cm
signed, numbered, her nr. 12/50
Edizioni Factotum-Art, Verona, Italy
Ref. Schellmann 367
not available


JOSEPH BEUYS, Kunst = Kapital  1980
screenprint (Art = Capital) on blackboard, wood. Courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
signed in pencil on wooden frame
not available


History of prices:
Estimate by Auction House Lempertz, Cologne, € 20.000,- 5 December 2009 hammer price
Estimate by Lempertz, Cologne € 8000 – 10000,- 12 March 2012

JOSEPH BEUYS, Schiefertafel, 1972

Schiefertafel, 1972 [recto]:

Schiefertafel, 1972 [verso]

Schiefertafel, 1972
17,1 x 25,2 cm / 6,7 x 9,9 inches
silk screen print recto and verso, ink stamp
signed, stamped, numbered
published by Kunstring Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Ref. Schellmann 52
not available


Schiefertafel framed (recto/verso):
Schiefertafel, 1972 (recto/verso)


History of prices:
Van Ham Auktionen, Germany, number 187/200 € 2.322,- 5 June 2012
Ketterer Kunst Auktion, Germany, number 187/200 € 2.806,- 24 October 2009