JOSEPH BEUYS, Ideas and actions
Joseph Beuys (1921-86) was one of the most important German artists of the twentieth century. No ordinary sculptor, he was also a shaman, showman, teacher and tireless debater. Highly influential in shifting the emphasis from what an artist makes to his personality, activities and opinions, his expanded concept of art was communicated through a series of performances, and public discussions. Beuys’s charismatic presence and his unconventional artistic style (incorporating ritualised movement and sound, and materials such as fat, felt, earth, honey, blood, and even dead animals) gained him international fame.
Hirschl & Adler Modern
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