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Collections Zeichnungen zu Leonardo Codices Madrid (Drawings for Leonardo Codices Madrid)

Collections Zeichnungen zu Leonardo Codices Madrid (Drawings for Leonardo Codices Madrid)

Title
Zeichnungen zu Leonardo Codices Madrid (Drawings for Leonardo Codices Madrid)
Artist
Joseph Beuys
Date
1975
Dimensions
.1 book 0.875 × 6.875 × 9.25 inches
Materials
81 Granolithographs on paper, bound into a book, with one loose Granolithograph on paper, in cardboard slipcase
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Mixed Media (Multiples)
Accession Number
1992.270.1-.3
Style
Fluxus
Edition
103/1000 (book); 3/100 (loose sheet)
Inscriptions
In pencil front of loose sheet left panel M “Beuys” (when loose sheet is unfolded and open as in reproduced example 177 in Schellmann 1992 catalogue raisonné); In pencil on page 156 of book “103”; front of loose sheet left panel M “Beuys”; front of loose sheet LL “3/100” (when sheet is unfolded and open as in reproduced example 177 in Schellmann 1992 catalogue raisonné); on slipcase front UR “Nr. 103/I”.
Physical Description
This 156-page book contains 81 Granolithographs reproduced from Beuys' drawings for the two sketchbooks, the “Madrid Codices”, by Leonardo da Vinci, rediscovered in 1965. Examples 101–1000 of the book each contain a single loose sheet, and the loose sheets are done in nine different themes in an edition of 100 examples each. See 1992 Schellmann catalogue raisonné numbers 177–185 for the nine different themes. The Walker’s loose sheet matches the image on number 177. Label on book spine reads: Joseph Beuys/Zeichnungen/zu “Codices/Madrid” von/Leonardo/da Vinci. According to a fax dated March 8, 1995 from Edition Schellmann, “non-matching numbers are not a big deal” e.g. the fact that the book’s number does not match the loose sheet’s number in this multiple is apparently NO BIG DEAL.
Printer
Matthieu AG, Dielsdorf (Zurich)
Credit Line
Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992