Joseph Beuys - Tracce in Italia
Italy - 1974
22 x 31 in (56 x 79 cm)
Black and white poster of Beuys' exhibit Tracce in Italia.
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.
This poster is for Tracce in Italia, an exhibit Beuys organized in collaboration with Italian art dealer Lucio Amelio. Lucio Amelio was the leading art connoisseur in Naples in the 20th Century, who worked to make Naples an international art capital by inviting famous artists like Beuys to present exhibitions in the city.
]Artist: Joseph Beuys
Beuys. Tracce in Italia.
1.10.1974. Lucio Amelio. Modern Art Agency. Napoli.