Joseph Beuys, ‘Aus: Düsseldorf Art Scene (This multiple completed by offset print bound into book “Düsseldorf Art Scene”; Book cover plastic bag with hare blood. Mounted on cardboard’, 1971, Artvera's Art Gallery
Joseph Beuys, ‘Aus: Düsseldorf Art Scene (This multiple completed by offset print bound into book “Düsseldorf Art Scene”; Book cover plastic bag with hare blood. Mounted on cardboard’, 1971, Artvera's Art Gallery

About Joseph Beuys

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 animals. For example, in his groundbreaking 1965 performance How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Beuys—who was covered in symbolic materials such as honey, gold leaf, and iron—explained artworks to a cradled hare. Akin to Andy Warhol in influence but with a more widely (and wildly) ranging formal vocabulary, Beuys counted debate and teaching as part of his art and was a leader in many socioeconomic reform movements.

German, 1921-1986, Krefeld, Germany, based in Düsseldorf, Germany

Group Shows

2018
The Museum Show: Works that were exhibited, owned, sold by - or about - museums (including the gift shops!!!)
2017
ACHENBACH HAGEMEIER, 
Düsseldorf,
2015
ARNDT, 
Singapore,
2014
Montrasio Arte / Km0, 
Innsbruck,
Salvatore Scarpitta • Joseph Beuys. Icon for a transit
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