8 May 2018

Joseph Beuys: Thaddaeus Ropac London – Dear Dead Days! – Edward Lucie-Smith

I was from quite early on a convert to the cult of Joseph Beuys.

1 February 2017

Anish Kapoor Appropriates Joseph Beuys Art To Protest Trump

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has reworked Joseph Beuys’ seminal work, I Like America and America Likes Me by changing the title to I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me as a protest against the horrors that are unfolding in Donald Trump’s America.  Referencing the poster that Joseph Beuys made for the […]

2 August 2016

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Joseph Beuys: Major Drawings Exhibition Launches At National Galleries Scotland

A major new exhibition devoted to the drawings of the German artist Joseph Beuys is a highlight of the summer programme at the National Galleries of Scotland this year. The exhibition part of the Artist’s Rooms series is presented at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It brings together, for the first time, the extraordinary group of over […]

16 December 2015

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Photo Special: Susan Hiller’s Homage To Joseph Beuys At Lisson Gallery

Artlyst recently attended Susan Hiller’s latest exhibition at the Lisson Gallery, to experience the artist’s investigations into the unconscious and the paranormal in works that hold belief and disbelief in equal tension. In the artist’s debut exhibition at Lisson Gallery, Hiller is presenting a number of recently discovered early pieces as well as celebrated classics […]

4 March 2015

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German State-Owned Portigon Collection Plan To Save Works From Deaccession

In January of this year the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. […]

23 February 2015

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Swiss Museum Goes Bankrupt Trying To Keep Joseph Beuys Masterpiece

The Joseph Beuys installation ‘Das Kapital Raum’ (1970-1977), which featured at the 1980 Venice Biennale, and was personally rebuilt by the artist at the newly opened Hallen für Neue Kunst, a Swiss museum, in 1984 – has been sold for an undisclosed price, Focus reports. The museum was forced to close in 2014 when it […]

20 February 2015

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German Officials Plan To Prevent Portigon State-Owned Art Collection From Deaccession

Last month the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. Now officials in […]

19 January 2015

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Joseph Beuys Lives! 7000 Oaks Project To Go Ahead In Scotland

My idea would be this time to plant seven thousand oaks in Kassel…  And to mark every tree with a little stone, so that everybody after three, two, five or six hundred years can still see that – Joseph Beuys Inspired by Joseph Beuys seminal 7000 Oaks Deveron Arts has commissioned artist Caroline Wendling to […]

16 January 2015

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German Bank Portigon Defends Deaccession Of State-Owned Art Collection

Last week the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. Portigon Chief Executive […]

12 January 2015

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German Bank Portigon To Sell Art Collection In Disturbing Trend

With the continued controversy surrounding the sale of two Andy Warhol paintings, ‘Triple Elvis’ (1963) and ‘Four Marlons’ (1966), having been sold by the Westspiel casino conglomerate. Museum directors in North Rhine-Westphalia sent a petition to the regional government in an attempt to prevent the paintings’ sale at Christie’s New York last November. In the […]

6 January 2015

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Joseph Beuys Filmic Actions Opens At Kunstmuseum Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel presents ‘Joseph Beuys: Installations, Actions, and Vitrines’, Beuys is considered to be one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century. the artist’s work has always elicited a wide variety of responses; some believe that Beuys was a great visionary who pushed the limits of what art can be, while others […]

9 October 2014

Sigmar Polke – Alchemy, Anarchy, And The Drug-Fuelled Journey

Tate Modern presents Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010; this is the first exhibition to fully encompass the full range of materials with which the artist worked over a 47 year period of practice; and the exhibition is the first full retrospective of the late Polke’s career, bringing together paintings, films, sculptures, notebooks, slide projections and photocopies […]

7 May 2014

Joseph Beuys Jorg Immendorff: Art And Its Revelatory Socio-political Ability

Art Belongs to the People is the second exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, taken from the collection of the Hall Art Foundation, and is again curated by the Foundation’s resident curator Sir Norman Rosenthal. The work of Joseph Beuys has been well represented in UK galleries for over four decades. The artist’s work has […]

3 September 2013

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Sotheby’s London Inaugurate New Gallery Space With Joseph Beuys Exhibition

Sotheby’s are to offer a rare insight into the early work of the highly acclaimed German artist Joseph Beuys, in the inaugural selling exhibition of its newly-constructed Mayfair gallery space Sǀ2 London. Opening on 10th October, the show will feature rarely before seen works from Beuys’ early career comprising 12 works on paper and an […]

28 February 2012

Best New York Art Exhibitions Reviewed

Beatrix-Blaise Jacot takes a trip to Uptown 57th street, and gives the lowdown on what’s hot right now… A recent visit to New York and things are, as ever, very exciting. Creation is everywhere – from the high fashion of mid-town Manhattan to the painfully hip everyday life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn – and New York […]

25 September 2011

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New Warhol Exhibition Opens In Bexhill

‘Warhol is Here’, a new exhibition which is part of the Artists Rooms series sponsored by Tate Modern and The National Galleries Of Scotland is a legacy of the remarkable donation of hundreds of contemporary masterpieces by collector/dealer Anthony d’offay. The exhibition explores  the work of Andy Warhol in the context of his beliefs, lifestyle […]