- 92.270.1 (cover)
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- Zeichnungen zu Leonardo Codices Madrid (Drawings for Leonardo Codices Madrid)
- Joseph Beuys
- .1 book 0.875 × 6.875 × 9.25 inches
- 81 Granolithographs on paper, bound into a book, with one loose Granolithograph on paper, in cardboard slipcase
- Not on view
- Mixed Media (Multiples)
- Accession Number
- 103/1000 (book); 3/100 (loose sheet)
- 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 raisonn√©); 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 raisonn√©); 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‚Äì1000 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 raisonn√© numbers 177‚Äì185 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.
- Matthieu AG, Dielsdorf (Zurich)
- Credit Line
- Alfred and Marie Greisinger Collection, Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1992