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Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986)
Medium: 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: Fil
postkarte – 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 its
double function as a vehicle for communication and a simple artistic medium. He, therefore trans
ferred 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