Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 411

 
411
Joseph Beuys
Aus Aktion: Kinloch-Rannoch Edinburgh, 1970.
Gelatine and wax (2 parts)
Estimate:
€ 40,000 - 60,000

 
$ 48,000 - 72,000

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Lot description
Aus Aktion: Kinloch-Rannoch Edinburgh. 1970.
Gelatine and wax (2 parts).
Signed and dated on a label below the base and titled on another label. "Aktion: Kinloch-Rannoch EDINBURGH". 13.7 x 25.5 x 22.5 cm (5.3 x 10 x 8.8 in).
The title refers to the performance 'Celtic (Kinloch Rannoch), Schottishe Symphonie", which Joseph Beuys staged together with the Danish Fluxus composer Henning Christiansen several times at the Edinburgh College of Art between August 26 and 30, 1970. Two LPs of this Scottish Symphony (Edition Schellmann, Munich) are part of the collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. [EH].
• The performance Celtic (Kinloch Rannoch) premiered on occassion of the Edinburgh Festival in 1970.
• With its overall complexity
Celtic (Kinloch Rannoch) stands for Beuys' programmatic redefinition of the concept of art.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Germany (acquired directly from the artist in 1981).
Kunstmuseum Bonn (permanent loan from November 30, 2001 - Nov.2020).

EXHIBITION: Joseph Beuys: Skulpturen und Objekte, ex. cat. Gropius-Bau Berlin, February 20 - May 1, 1988, cat. no. 59 (illu. on p. 194 (interchanged)).
Joseph Beuys: Natur - Materie - Form, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf, November 30, 1991 - February 9, 1992, cat. no. 393 (plate 234).
Der Westen leuchtet, Kunstmuseum Bonn, July 10 - October 24, 2010, p. 402 (illu. 157).
Joseph Beuys: Wo ist Element 3?, Ketterer Kunst, Berlin, March 26 - May 22, 2021.

Called up: June 19, 2021 - ca. 12.19 h +/- 20 min.

Essay
Between August 26 and 30, 1970 Beuys repeatedly performed the action “Celtic (Kinloch Rannoch), Schottische Symphonie” together with the Danish composer Henning Christiansen at the Edinburgh College of Art on occasion of the Edinburgh Art Festival and the exhibition STRATEGY: GET ARTS (23 August to 12 September 1970). The exhibition showed current art from Düsseldorf. Beuys visited Edinburgh in May to discuss his performance and to find the right location. The organizer and gallery owner Richard Demarco took Beuys to the Rannoch-Moor, where a landscape film was shot that was shown as part of the action. In the film the viewer occasionally sees Beuys' hands deforming fat and gelatin in front of the vast moorland. Gelatin plays an important role in the action of which Beuys also staged a slightly different version in Basel. Beuys put pieces of gelatin on a wall, which he then took off and placed on a silver plate, which he finally held above his head and poured over him. The materials gelatin and wax, combined here to form a sculpture, are reminiscent of the film sequence: “.. an action in the landscape with a hand of mine in the foreground. In front of the landscape, a hand comes up every now and then throws up a ball of fat or gelatin . "(Mario Kramer. Joseph Beuys. Das Kapital Raum 1970-77, Edition Staeck, Göttingen 1991, p.13). [Eugen Blume]
 


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