Joseph Beuys - Filzpostkarte
Original Screenprint on Felt , 1985
Size: 4 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (10.2 x 14.6 x 3.2 cm).
Edition: There was a signed edition of 120. Ours comes from the unlimited unsigned edition
Publishers: Edition Staeck, Heidelberg
Note: Filzpostkarte (by Joseph Beuys) is not just the title of the item, it is also a play with words: Filpostkarte – felt postcard-, and Feldpostkarte – a postcard sent to and from soldiers on in the battlfield.
Joseph Beuys’s “Filzpostkarte,” reflects the artist’s esteem for the postcard in general because of itsdouble function as a vehicle for communication and a simple artistic medium. He, therefore transferred a multitude of materials, important to his work - like wood, copper and even sulphur- into the form of a postcard.
Public Collections: Walker Art Centre Library Collection
Literature: Joseph Beuys: The Multiples, Schellmann, 539