THE CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER LETTER WRITING

For the Love of Filz

In Philosophy of Post, Post Art on July 2, 2009 at 8:23 am

Joseph Beuys is back (he’s always back). Showing at the De La Warr Pavilion, the UK’s eat-up-able seaside art space on the south coast, this new exhibition will bring this eccentric German artist to new people. However, I’m mostly excited that you can buy his Filzpostkarte (or an unlimited edition of it) for £10. I shall rush out of the city and head for the sea!

filzpostkarte

 

Jonathan Jones at the Guardian wrote this – which has some lovely references to post:

What does not always come across in Beuys’s large sculptures is his humour. Bits and Pieces nicely leavens our sense of Beuys. There is a joyous poem-letter about his favourite foods, reminiscent of Günter Grass’s novel The Flounder in its celebration of earthy pleasure. There are postcards made out of wood, and evidence of Beuys’s fandom of the bank robber John Dillinger. Bits and Pieces is a loving archive of one of the 20th century’s great artists, and we are lucky to have it.

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