Joseph Beuys

German, 1921-1986

4,991 followers

Joseph Beuys

German, 1921-1986

4,991 followers

A major figure of the postwar German avant-garde, Joseph Beuys viewed art as a vehicle for social …

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A major figure of the postwar German avant-garde, Joseph Beuys viewed art as a vehicle for social change. His performance art "actions" were shamanistic experiences incorporating ritualized movement and sound, as well as non-traditional and even repulsive materials such as fat, felt, honey, blood, and dead …

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£855k, Christie's, 2016
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Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 9 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 30 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 6 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 8 more
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