Cambridge, MA: Busch-Resinger Museum/Harvard University Art Museums, 1997. 1st US Edition. Large quarto, publisher's gray cloth, spine and upper board stamped in black, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"If you have all my multiples, you have me entirely." Massive catalogue raisonné of leading German Fluxus artist Joseph Bueys’s prints and multiples, spanning the years 1965-1986. Beuys had a near constant relationship throughout his illustrious career with the multiple, defined herein by critic Dierk Stemmler as "objects produced by an artist in a number of identical copies (prints and three-dimensional objects of the most varied kind"). His intent was to give a complete, democratic account of his immense output while maintaining the same special, memory-laden aura inherent in his major works. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates reproducing nearly 600 pieces. Also includes annotated list of the works, listings of the collections where works can be found, essays by distinguished scholars and curators, an interview with the artist by Bernd Klüser, who co-operated his contemporary art gallery, Galerie Klüser, with Beuys, and an index. Originally published in Germany in 1971, this eighth edition overall represents the first full English-language edition. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2600