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Negentrophy: Felt Sculpture
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Negentrophy: Felt Sculpture 1977

On Display Modern Two

  • Artist Rooms
A series of interlocking, grey shapes sit against an expanse of brown paint in this work on paper. The title recalls Beuys’s fascination with the power of healing and rejuvenation; Beuys had a keen interest in the generation, storage or transfer of energy. It may be a sketch or study for a sculpture using felt, one of the most important materials in his work, which he explored for its protective, healing and oppressive qualities. The reddish brown connecting strips in this drawing could be a reference to Beuys’s fascination with copper, a material that can channel and transmit heat and energy.


  • Acc. No. AL00198
  • Medium Oil (Braunkreuz) and watercolour on paper
  • Size 45.60 x 61.60 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010