Germany - 1962
23 x 33 in (58 x 83 cm)
Photograph of a Joseph Beuys sculpture at the Z.B. Skulptur exhibit at the Stadel Exhibit in Frankfurt, Germany.
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.
The Z.B. Skulptur exhibit was a collection of artworks by Western, Eastern, and European artists, meant to show their shared focus on abstract constructions and installations. Headlining this collection were artists like Beuys as well as Lee Ufan and Richard Serra. It was a Beuys sculpture that was selected for this poster advertising the exhibit.
Artist: Joseph Beuys