Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound , Munich

Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound, Munich, 1976
Lenbachhaus, Munich<br/> Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound

Lenbachhaus, Munich
Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound
, 1979
 Andy Warhol: Joseph Beuys , Munich

Andy Warhol: Joseph Beuys, Munich, 1980
Museum of Modern Art, NYC<br/> For 20 Years: Editions Schellmann

Museum of Modern Art, NYC
For 20 Years: Editions Schellmann
, 1989
Museum of Contemporary<br/>Art, Basel<br/> Joseph Beuys: Projekt Westmensch

Museum of Contemporary
Art, Basel
Joseph Beuys: Projekt Westmensch
, 1993
 Wall Works , Cologne

Wall Works, Cologne, 1993
 Andy Warhol: Art from Art , Cologne

Andy Warhol: Art from Art, Cologne, 1994
Museum Friedericianum, Kassel<br/> Andy Warhol: Art from Art

Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
Andy Warhol: Art from Art
, 1994/95
Lenbachhaus, Munich<br/> Joseph Beuys: Multiples

Lenbachhaus, Munich
Joseph Beuys: Multiples
, 1999
Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC<br/> Wall Works

Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC
Wall Works
, 1999
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich<br/> Wall Works

Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
Wall Works
, 1999
Haus der Kunst, Munich<br/> Made in Munich

Haus der Kunst, Munich
Made in Munich
, 2008
 Joseph Beuys: I (I myself Iphigenia) , Munich

Joseph Beuys: I (I myself Iphigenia), Munich, 2011
 Joseph Beuys: A Colorful World , Munich

Joseph Beuys: A Colorful World, Munich, 2011
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris<br/> Joseph Beuys: Iphigenie

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Joseph Beuys: Iphigenie
, 2013
Nationalgalerie Berlin<br/> Wall Works

Nationalgalerie Berlin
Wall Works
, 2013-15




 
 
 
 Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound , Munich, 1976


Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound, Munich, 1976
Galerie Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, in Kunstforum, Maximilianstraße/Altstadtring

This installation´s coherence is a subject-matter that the quotation "zeige deine Wunde" (Show Your Wound) broaches only vaguely and in passing: the experience of death. The sculpture of this ensemble, inverted into its negative, the shadow drawing, the unoccupied middle, which is kept clear for the viewer, who then, surrounded by requisites of human actions loaded with symbolism, has to react  the space´s conglomeration of impact is compacted into the subject of death. (Laszlo Glozer in catalog Show your Wound)

It draws its poignancy from the connection between the tangible, self-contained object itself and the broader, figurative meaning. Memento mori - the abundance of associations delivers continuous shocks. However, the repetition mitigates this effect, deepens the impact and urges the viewer to adopt a meditative attitude. (Laszlo Glozer in Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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Lenbachhaus, Munich<br/> Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound , 1979


Lenbachhaus, Munich
Joseph Beuys: Show Your Wound
, 1979
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, presenting the installation work by Joseph Beuys acquired from Galerie Schellmann and Klüser and a private donator

Joseph Beuys, who was the subject of ardent controversy within Munich´s cultural policy at the beginning of this year, has now made an "official citizen". Without further discussion, the Culture Committee agreed to the acquisition of an impressive Beuys installation for the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. The work "Show Your Wound" was assembled 1976 in the Münchner Kunstforum. The ensemble [...] comprises a group of double objects, tools, blackboards, two mortuary stretchers, lamps, boxes of fat, tagged forks  and wrapper-packed newspapers. They form the suggestive panorama of emptiness, dreariness and death. The signs condense into a parable of life. Both title and writing, "zeige deine Wunde" (Show Your Wound) alludes to Christian motifs.  The acquisition of the room (purchasing price DM 270,000) is being facilitated by a private donor, who fill fund half of the amount. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

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 Andy Warhol: Joseph Beuys , Munich, 1980


Andy Warhol: Joseph Beuys, Munich, 1980
Galerie und Edition Schellmann & Klüser, exhibition of paintings and prints

Andy Warhol - pop artist, painter of advertising, consumption and celebrity images as well as an artist admittedly working on commissions  produced a series of both images on canvas and silkscreens on rag paper for the gallerists Lucio Amelio, Naples, and Schellmann and Klüser, Munich. Through strict serial image arrangements, striking colors, refinement due to the use of "diamond dust" and the fact that all motifs are taken from the same Polaroid, Warhol has introduced to the world monumental portraits of the (then) great German art guru. Having been replicated multiple times since then, they have become icons of two antipodal artistic personalities. (J.S.)

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Museum of Modern Art, NYC<br/> For 20 Years: Editions Schellmann , 1989


Museum of Modern Art, NYC
For 20 Years: Editions Schellmann
, 1989
For 20 Years: Editions Schellmann, in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, presenting acquisitions and donated works from Editions Schellmann, Munich-New York

In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, the Munich-based Editions Schellmann has donated a selection of over thirty of their publications to the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books. In the field of contemporary print-making, Jörg Schellmann stands out as a publisher who has challenged tradition in both his choice of artists and in the technical freedom he has offered them. ...Schellmann came of age professionally in the 1970s with the advent of Conceptual art, and has consistently published works by artists who focus primarily on the idea behind the work of art rather than the finished art object itself. ...Schellmann´s main goal as a publisher is and has been the democratization of art through the wide distribution of editioned works. (Wendy Weitman, Museum of Modern Art, New York)

For the first time, the MoMA pays tribute to a European print publisher. "Schellmann distinguishes himself through an edition that is both intellectually challenging and innovative", says MoMA curator Wendy Weitman. "He has continuously pushed the boundaries of conventional print art."  (art Magazin)

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Museum of Modern Art, NYC<br/> For 20 Years: Editions Schellmann 2, 1989


 
 
 
Museum of Contemporary<br/>Art, Basel<br/> Joseph Beuys: Projekt Westmensch , 1993


Museum of Contemporary
Art, Basel
Joseph Beuys: Projekt Westmensch
, 1993
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Exhibition of the artist´s notebooks "Projekt Westmensch I-IV, 1958" (Faksimile-Edition 1992, Edition Schellmann)

The Musem für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, where Dieter Koepplin presents the four books from "Projekt Westmensch" as complete as never before in a subtly conceived exhibition, currently ... offers the opportunity for such an encounter. Thanks to the facsimile edition by Edition Schellmann (Cologne/New York), which has been executed with utmost care - Laszlo Glozer calls it an »unassuming miracle of reproduction techniques« - the hitherto privately held books can now be made available to the public. The Basler Kupferstichkabinett purchased three from a total of 356 copies, two of which are in the form of loose sheets and can thus be presented on the wall. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

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Museum of Contemporary<br/>Art, Basel<br/> Joseph Beuys: Projekt Westmensch 2, 1993


 
 
 
 Wall Works , Cologne, 1993


Wall Works, Cologne, 1993
Exhibition hall Edition Schellmann, Cologne. Group of 20 wall installations by major international artists, released by Edition Schellmann

With the move from Munich to a basilica-sized skylight hall in Cologne (Alsdorfer Str. 1-3), Edition Schellmann was able to realize its hitherto most ambitious project: the presentation of editioned wall works that relate to their respective architectural conditions. 20 works by international artists from Artschwager to Haim Steinbach are presented at the opening exhibition and documented in the extensive catalog "Wall Works". These works are to be executed in editions of 10 to 20 and will vary in their site-specificity. Art publisher Jörg Schellmann calls them "multique works", illustrating their hybrid nature between unique works and multiples. (Handelsblatt)
Two components which seem incompatible  the edition and the site-specific installation  are successfully brought together. (Uwe M. Schneede)

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 Wall Works , Cologne2, 1993


 Wall Works , Cologne3, 1993


 
 
 
 Andy Warhol: Art from Art , Cologne, 1994


Andy Warhol: Art from Art, Cologne, 1994
Exhibition hall Edition Schellmann, Cologne. Exhibition of unique prints, drawings, paintings, and collages

The artist world-famous for his everyday images of consumer items, news, and celebrities astonishingly has created a considerable body of work using images of famous western art works. Beginning with his iconic image of Mona Lisa repeated 30 times he kept using art works as "celebrities": Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo, Botticelli, Cranach, Raphael, Munch, de Chirico, Picasso and Matisse. Almost as an apotheosis, Warhol finalized his artistic oeuvre with extended series of Leonardos Last Supper repeated on huge canvases in a wallpaper design fashion. John Cage pointed out succinctly: Warhol has shown through repetition that there is no repetition in art. (J.S.)

Edition Schellmann, which also has an office in New York, has collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation on an exhibition that unites all of the motifs from his group of works "Art from Art" in Schellmann´s exhibition hall in Cologne. Complemented with works on loan, this exhibit is especially intriguing as it offers an insight into Warhol´s production and strategic use of silkscreens. For his "Art from Art", the artist used icons such as Goethe from Tischbein´s painting or Botticelli´s infamous Venus as well as details that give rise to an educated question-and-answer game:  which renowned work of art is this image detail taken from? Aside from end-products of printing, there are also intermediate stage works on offer, which are unique and thus of great value to collectors. Some of these works are signed, others have been found in the artist´s estate and the publisher´s records. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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Museum Friedericianum, Kassel<br/> Andy Warhol: Art from Art , 1994/95


Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
Andy Warhol: Art from Art
, 1994/95
Exhibition of unique prints, paintings, and collages

The Museum Friedericianum (main building of the Documenta in Kassel) adopted Edition Schellmann´s exhibition, concept and title "Art from Art". It has been complemented by several paintings on canvas.

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Museum Friedericianum, Kassel<br/> Andy Warhol: Art from Art 2, 1994/95


 
 
 
Lenbachhaus, Munich<br/> Joseph Beuys: Multiples , 1999


Lenbachhaus, Munich
Joseph Beuys: Multiples
, 1999
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, showing multiples from the Jörg Schellmann collection

Together with the installation "Show Your Wound", the Lenbachhaus in Munich presents a comprehensive selection of multiples by Joseph Beuys from the collection of Jörg Schellmann, who has also published the catalog raisonné for his multiples and prints. (Lenbachhaus)
Beuys´ working method, the arsenal behind his quest for forms, has seldom been as strikingly comprehensible as in this exhibition. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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Lenbachhaus, Munich<br/> Joseph Beuys: Multiples 2, 1999


 
 
 
Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC<br/> Wall Works , 1999


Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC
Wall Works
, 1999
Wall installations by 14 major international artists, released by Edition Schellmann

Six years after the first presentation of 20 site-specific wall installation in the Edition Schellmann exhibition hall in Cologne, a much larger range of wall works had been developed and presented in a new catalog: altogether 38 works by 29 artists. The famous New York Gallery Paula Cooper, home to some outstanding minimal and concept artists, has arranged a show in its spacious Chelsea gallery with works by Artschwager, Buren, Flavin, Halley, Kosuth, Levine, LeWitt, Merz, Paik, Paolini, Pistoletto, Stingel, Trockel, and Warhol.

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Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC<br/> Wall Works 2, 1999


 
 
 
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich<br/> Wall Works , 1999


Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
Wall Works
, 1999
Wall installations by 16 major international artists,
released by Edition Schellmann

Visual artists have always been fascinated by the wall and architectural space. At Villa Stuck, the magnificent comprehensive artwork of prince and artist Franz von Stuck, the variably designed and decorated walls are a significant component of the artistic program. In one of the last exhibitions before the historical villa is being renovated, the museum presents wall works by renowned contemporary artists that explore the challenges of architectural spaces.  
The artists of this project are Richard Artschwager, Sylvie Fleury, Peter Halley, Damien Hirst, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Sherrie Levine, Gerhard Merz, Matt Mullican, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel and Kara Walker.
The idea of creating a work of art that is conceived as a wall work and executed as an edition was developed by the Munich-based gallery owner Jörg Schellmann. (Villa Stuck)

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Museum Villa Stuck, Munich<br/> Wall Works 2, 1999


 
 
 
Haus der Kunst, Munich<br/> Made in Munich , 2008


Haus der Kunst, Munich
Made in Munich
, 2008
Exhibition of art published by Munich-based publishers from the 60s through 2008 with an extensive group of works from Edition Schellmann

The exhibition "Made in Munich" provides a different view on the history of Munich´s art trade as well as the city´s vanguard from the ´60s to the present. In the 1970s, the famous producers of art editions such as Galerie Thomas, Galerie van de Loo and Galerie Heiner Friedrich were joined by Edition Schellmann & Klüser, Galerie + Edition Sigrid Friedrich und Sabine Knust as well as Galerie Fred Jahn. (Haus der Kunst)

One is continuously impressed when wandering through the exhibition "Made in Munich" at Haus der Kunst; for the abundance of magnificent material convinces of the incredible: at the beginning of the ´70s, Munich was  next to only New York and London  at the forefront of the publishing of art editions and multiples, and has to this day sustained its position as a stronghold.
Schellmann keeps conceiving new types of multiples  wall works, for instance, or furniture designs by Donald Judd or Liam Gillick. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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Haus der Kunst, Munich<br/> Made in Munich 2, 2008


 
 
 
 Joseph Beuys: I (I myself Iphigenia) , Munich, 2011


Joseph Beuys: I (I myself Iphigenia), Munich, 2011
Schellmann Art, Munich. Exhibition of sculptures, objects, drawings, and photographs to commemorate the performance Iphigenie/Titus Andronicus, Frankfurt 1969 by Joseph Beuys

The pictures have been burned into our memory: the dark stage, the luminous white horse, Beuys in a fur coat, the circular shapes of the cymbals flashing up in the spotlights. It is probably the action that has created the most powerful images, the performance of Iphigenia by Goethe, and Titus Andronicus by Shakespeare at Theater am Turm at Experimenta 3, 1969.
On the occasion of the publication of an essay on Iphigenia by Eva Beuys, we have arranged an exhibition in memory of the event itself, over 40 years ago. Objects, plastic works, drawings, photographs and documents, all fragments which suggest the idea of Iphigenia  the notion of freedom and self-determination of the individual  and of the emblematic formal language of the performance. (J.S.)

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 Joseph Beuys: A Colorful World , Munich, 2011


Joseph Beuys: A Colorful World, Munich, 2011
Schellmann Art, Munich. Exhibition of objects, sculptures, drawings, and photographs

It may be surprising that Beuys, who is normally associated with inconspicuous materials like fat and felt considered color an expression of art, nature or life and used it in his work, be it directly as a visual appearance or by evoking a process of counter-image or anti-image. Much is to be discovered in Beuys´ work. Color is one of many aspects.
The works shown in this exhibition were primarily brought together between 1970 and 1986, a time period when together with Bernd Klüser, I had the privilege to work with Beuys. The exhibition now  a long time in planning  is a commemoration of a creative working phase and a reference to an epochal artist. (J.S.)

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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris<br/> Joseph Beuys: Iphigenie , 2013


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Joseph Beuys: Iphigenie
, 2013
Exhibition including a selection of works from the two Beuys shows I (I myself Iphigenia) and A Colorful World at Schellmann Art Munich, 2011

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is inaugurating a new space devoted to the performative arts with an exhibition of works by Joseph Beuys linked to this legendary performance Iphigenie in Frankfurt. The curator is Jörg Schellmann, one of the best-informed experts on Beuys´ work and since 1969 director of Edition Schellmann, publishers and international art dealers based in Munich and New York. For many years Schellmann worked closely with Beuys, as producer of his multiples and author of the catalogue raisonné of these objects. (Le Quotidien de L´Art)

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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris<br/> Joseph Beuys: Iphigenie 2, 2013


 
 
 
Nationalgalerie Berlin<br/> Wall Works , 2013-15


Nationalgalerie Berlin
Wall Works
, 2013-15
Exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof (Wall Works) and Neue Nationalgalerie (Erweiterte Kampfzone), presenting wall installations published by Edition Schellmann and acquired from Schellmann Art in confrontation with works from the museums´s permanent collection and loans.

The altogether forty-six wall works, which were conceived between 1992 and 2009 for Edition Schellmann in Munich, represent a substantial purchase, and the Nationalgalerie and the Staatliche Museen are extremely fortunate that, thanks to the joint efforts of everyone concerned, such an important acquisition was possible. Published by Jörg Schellmann under the title Wall Works, these works are characterized by the fact that they are related to their respective architectural situations and contexts: the concepts by the artists are meant to be adapted to the walls on which they are executed and in most cases allow scope for different variants. Within the rich history of contemporary art editions over the past few decades, Wall Works thus represents a wholly unique group of works. (Nationalgalerie Berlin)

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Nationalgalerie Berlin<br/> Wall Works 2, 2013-15


Nationalgalerie Berlin<br/> Wall Works 3, 2013-15


Nationalgalerie Berlin<br/> Wall Works 4, 2013-15