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Joseph Beuys, 1921–1986

Irish Energy1974

Irish Energy is a 1974 work by Joseph Beuys.

MediumPeat briquette and butter
Dimensions Object size, 7 x 19 x 7 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gift, Denis Sheeran and Family, 2022, 2022
Item NumberIMMA.4428
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Joseph Beuys, Irish Energy, 1974, Peat briquette and butter, Object size, 7 x 19 x 7 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gift, Denis Sheeran and Family, 2022, 2022

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Joseph Beuys 1921–1986

German artist Joseph Beuys attended the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf and taught there from 1961 to 1972. In his teaching, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and performance, Beuys pursued an expanded concept of art that advocated creativity in everyday life. The first major retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1979. His work is represented in major public collections worldwide.
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