Joseph Beuys- Intuition- From 1968 on, some 12,000 copies were made of this A4-sized plain wooden box, which went on sale at a price of 8 Deutschmarks. Circulated in the manner of a pamphlet, the slogan ‘Intuition’ records in two pencil strokes Beuys’ counterthesis to materialism and rationalism in the context of 1968 and its political debate. The empty wooden box was supposed to become an item of daily use, with intuition potentially filling it with a new meaning. Joseph Beuy
Joseph Beuys in the Action 'Twenty four hours', 1965. Gelatin silver photograph. Dimensions: 31.0 x 21.0 cm image/sheet (irreg). Signed and dated u.c. verso, pencil "Ute Klophaus/ 1965/1997". Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. © Ute Klophaus.