Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Wednesday Post


Beuys will be Beuys
Apparently the German absurdist had a thing for postal ephemera.

Of course, we've all seen wooden postcards in souvenir shops...


But Beuys' were impractically thick, and thus I suppose more artistic.


Also, the man who brought us the felt suit also offered the felt postcard.


Or collections of odd postcard images in a boxed set!


I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, "Could I send a Beuys postcard with a Beuys stamp?

The answer is yes.  Yes you could.


Beuys left the Infinite Art Tournament last October, going two-and-out against Bernini and Bingham.  I don't remember him attracting any hostility, but with only four cumulative votes in favor and 24 against, his statistical showing was the worst of any Tournament artist to date.

5 comments:

Nichim said...

I saw some of his work in my recent blitz run on the MOMA, and the most excitement I got out of it was thinking "wow, I remember him from the Infinite Art Tournament!" I guess I got a vague sense of awkward sadness and distance from it, but that was about it.

lamanyana said...

I think I like the stuff in this post better than the stuff that was in the Tournament. I did like the felt suits when we saw them at the MOMA.

Morgan said...

I certainly didn't hate his art, he just went up against two super strong artists.

Dug said...

Who wouldn't want a felt postcard? At least that's how I feel or maybe felt after seeing this.

Is it too late to cast a vote for De Chirico? I'm way behind here.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

He may have lost the tournament, but he gets a moral victory for succeeding in the postcard game.