Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys ( ; May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986) was a German Fluxus, Happening and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art.

His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy; it culminates in his "extended definition of art" and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role in shaping society and politics. His career was characterized by passionate, even acrimonious public debate, but he is now regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.

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... USA), video 30min 1981 "Raum 3, die ganze deutsche Nachkriegslyrik..." video-edition with Joseph Beuys, co-operation (Now this work is a component of the documentation "Partisanen der Utopie ...
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... Vostell, Mimmo Rotella Neo-Dada - Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, John Chamberlain, Joseph Beuys, Lee Bontecou, Edward Kienholz Fluxus - George Maciunas, Joseph Beuys, Wolf Vostell, Nam June Paik ... Leonid Sokov Spatialism - Lucio Fontana Video Art - Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Joseph Beuys, Bill Viola Visionary art - Ernst Fuchs, Paul Laffoley, Michael Bowen ...
Arnaud Maggs - Works
... exemplified in the internationally acclaimed portraits of Joseph Beuys, Joseph Beuys 100 Frontal Views, Düsseldorf, 21.10.80 and Joseph Beuys 100 ... Created in Beuys' Düsseldorf home in 1980, the images appear to be identical, but are 200 different photographs of Beuys attempting to sit completely still ...
Joseph Beuys - Art Market
... The first works Franz Joseph and Hans van der Grinten bought from Joseph Beuys in 1951 cost what would be equivalent today to €10 each ... and created what is now the largest Beuys collection in the world ... In 1967, the ‘Beuys Block’, a group of first works, was purchased by the collector Karl Ströher in Darmstadt (now part of the Hessisches Landesmuseum) ...

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