in ‘interfunktionen 3,’ 1969
Offset; on page 83 of publication
magazine, 29.5 x 22 cm
Edition: 50, signed and numbered
Publisher: F. W. Heubach, Cologne
- interfunktionen issues 2–7, containing multiples by Beuys
Cologne-based F. W. Heubach founded the art and theory magazine interfunktionen in 1968. He used this publication as a platform for artists who held no affinity for Pop Art, kinetic art, environmental art and minimalism, which had dominated that year’s documenta 4 exhibition.1 Published at irregular intervals over the next seven years, the twelve issues of the magazine served as vessels for distributing information and as artworks in their own right. With a changing roster of authors and editors, interfunktionen became an influential voice in the West German art world.2 Fifty to sixty copies of each issue’s print run were special editions, containing contributions by invited artists.
Asked to contribute to issues two through seven of interfunktionen, Beuys used the magazine to publish photographs of his recent performances, print texts on topics like the ideal art academy, or reproduce existing drawings and other artworks. By adding stamps, inscriptions, and hand-collaged elements to this material, he transformed it into a series of multiples.
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