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By Claudia Mesch,Viola Michely

Joseph Beuys is without doubt one of the such a lot mythical figures of 20th century artwork and his paintings and concepts proceed to affect on artists this day. An enigmatic, self-styled ‘shaman’, strikingly memorable in his trademark hat and jerkin, he has attained virtually legendary prestige. This reader brings jointly the an important texts on Beuys to examine the main contentious reception ever accorded a postwar artist. right here in a single quantity are key essays by way of popular artists and critics from North the USA and Europe, in a set which foregrounds the whole scope of Beuys paintings throughout functionality, drawing, portray, sculpture and multiples. that includes Benjamin Buchloh's seminal essay 'Beuys: the Twilight of the Idol' and texts by means of different influential commentators and artists together with Rosalind Krauss, Irit Rogoff, Peter Bürger and Vera Frenkel, the quantity additionally contains essays translated for the 1st time into English in addition to discussions, formerly unpublished outdoors of Germany, with Beuys himself. this may be the fundamental textual content for any pupil of Beuys and for all these attracted to postwar artwork, the cult of the artist, and art’s engagement with politics and society. the quantity additionally incorporates a precious chronology of key occasions and exhibitions within the lifetime of this so much charismatic figure.

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