Sunday, November 16, 2008

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was an influential German artist who came to prominence in the 1960s.

He is most famous for his public performances and his energetic championing of the healing potential of art. As well as performances, Beuys produced sculptures, prints and posters, and thousands of drawings. A charismatic and controversial figure, the nature and value of Beuys’s contribution to Western art has elicited a hotly contested and often polarised debate.


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