perfection, vitalityover finish,
fluctuationover calmness,the unknownover the familiar,theveiledover the
clear, the individual oversocietyandtheinnerovertheouter."
-quote by WilliamSeitz
Excavation, 1950, oil and
enamel on canvas, 81 x 100 1/4 inches
Willem de Kooning – American, born Netherlands, 1904-1997
"Art does not existto servethe intellect,but to developthe creative potentialandinner strengthof man." -quoteJoseph Beuys
The two lines in the sand refer to an early work “Intuition” Kat.28/mutiple” from 1968. They
symbolise the difference between knowledge (the first limited upper line) and
intuition (the second open line). Beuys believes that intuition is more
reliable and stronger than acquired knowlegde. The second ‘intuition’-line ends
in a well and gives the work an extra dimension.
Offset lithograph 1978: Joseph
Beuys & Charles Wilp (photographer), Sand Drawings (portfolio -Sandzeichnungen)