Joseph Beuys - Fond II
Germany - circa 1968
22 x 34 in (56 x 87 cm)
Poster of a photograph of Joseph Beuys' Fond II exhibition.
Joseph Beuys was one of the most influential artists of the late 20th Century. He was a German artist most famous for his sculptures and performance art. Recognized for his avant-garde and political approach to art, Beuys' work has been exhibited across Europe and America, with retrospectives in museums like the Guggenheim and Tate Modern. After serving in the airforce in World War II, Beuys returned to art school and became involved with the Fluxus art group during the 60's. This group of radical artists wanted to expand the definition of art, believing art should be created with the intention of transforming the world socially and politically.
Beuys' Fond installations were a series of artworks related to energy and batteries. In Fond II, Beuys presented a sculpture of two copper tables connected to batteries and other chemical apparatuses. This sculpture is pictured in the poster. Beuys' artwork aimed to further the integration of art with real-life, and his Fond series was the pinnacle of his combination of art and science.
Artist: Joseph Beuys
Joseph Beuys Fond II 1968