Institut for Cosmetic Surgery Poster

Joseph Beuys
Germany - 1975
23 x 33 in (58 x 83 cm)
ID #101081

Prof. Joseph Beuys poster advertising the Institut for Cosmetic Surgery.

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' work frequently stirred controversy, and this vintage poster is typical of his unorthodox style. Advertising the buttocklifting of "Prof. Joseph Beuys," this poster exemplifies Beuys' comic tone and mission to redefine the boundaries of art. 

Artist: Joseph Beuys

Year: 1975

Institut for Cosmetic Surgery Specialty: Buttocklifting 


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