Joseph Beuys

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Obituaries

Erich Marx, Berlin collector and patron, dies age 99

His collection of works by Warhol, Twombly, Beuys and Kiefer is on long-term loan to the Berlin museums

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Anniversary

Happy birthday Beuys: German museums band together to celebrate artist’s 2021 centenary

Twenty institutions in 12 cities are planning exhibitions and events for 100th anniversary of Joseph Beuys’s birth

Artists

Livestream: Antony Gormley, Norman Rosenthal and Louisa Buck talk about the genius of Joseph Beuys

The panel discussion at London's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac coincides with exhibition of the German artist's early work

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'A deeper source of truth than appearances': Antony Gormley on Joseph Beuys

Talk at London's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac coincides with exhibition of the German artist's early work

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Estates

Thaddaeus Ropac lands Joseph Beuys estate

Deal revealed as major show of German artist opens at gallerist's London space, which includes huge Stag Monuments installation

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The scholarly battle over Beuys

Let’s admit it: without the artist to explain and animate his work, much of it is incomprehensible

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Ruling in Germany’s supreme court on the rights to images of performance art favours museum

Beuys show can go on

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Beuys widow wins in court over contested performance piece pictures

Museum Schloss Moyland lose out again in appeals court

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Artist interview

Interview with Gabriel Orozco: “I am not into artists pretending to be heroes”

The Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco on his work, retrospectives and opening this year’s talks programme

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Beuys returns to Schloss Moyland after refurbishment

Some works will not be on display, lest the museum incur a €250,000 copyright fine

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Harvard Art Museums to research Beuys' multiples

The Harvard museum owns an almost complete set

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Artist’s copyright versus curator’s freedom of expression: The wider legal significance of the Beuys case

The estate of Joseph Beuys has brought the Museum Schloss Moyland to court over photographs of Beuys' performance art

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Museum Schloss Moyland banned from displaying images of Beuys performance

German court rules museum breached artist’s copyright by displaying photographs of 1964 happening

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Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

Beuys’s site-specific work to stay put in Krefeld (for now)

Collector Helga Lauffs has donated the works, subject to conditions

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Copyright dispute over Joseph Beuys show in Germany

The Moyland Castle Museum closed the exhibition but plans to appeal

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Battle over Joseph Beuys collection at Moyland Castle

Widow claims artist’s reputation is being damaged

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German gallery tries to block sale of works by Joseph Beuys

Director says moving the pieces, installed by the artist, would be a “catastrophe”

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Broad Foundation acquires one of the largest groups of work by Beuys in the world

Some will go on show in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art expansion next year

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Interview with Marina Abramovic on her reperformances at the Guggenheim: Back to the classics

The Yugoslav-born artist will re-enact famous performances from the 1970s this month

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News from New York: Major Beuys work tipped for Beacon, while eco-artists discuss decomposition

And Connecticut energy broker Andrew Hall buys Georg Baselitz’s collection of German art

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Joseph Beuys on show at Gagosian Gallery

Works from a private collection will tour both the London and New York arms of the super-gallery

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Gagosian Gallery displays Joseph Beuys in London

Items from the august collection of Dr Rainer Speck now on view

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Beuys multiples acquired by National Galleries of Scotland

This important addition to Scottish collections includes nearly all of his best multiples

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Venice Biennale

Szeemann's moving Venice Biennale: Video work dominates 49th edition

Our overview also reveals the highs and lows of this year's biennale, which draws heavily on Scandinavian artists and pays tribute to grand masters Serra, Beuys, Twombly and Richter

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Beuys born again in Venice with new show

Piazza San Marco hosts the first Italian exhibition dedicated to the artist since his death

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Leonardo da Vinci

Bill Gates on Leonardo

The Microsoft co-founder speaks about the Italian artist's influence on Beuys ahead of an exhibition in Berlin

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Battle to save Joseph Beuys wallcovering at Landesmuseum

Debate over whether it constitutes part of the original “Block Beuys” installation

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Joseph Beuys' multiples on show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

These works embodying the egalitarian nature of multiples have ironically been hidden from view until now

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Books: Caroline Tisdall's new book is the way to go on anything Beuys

This substantial volume, predominantly photographic, is the comprehensive account of Joseph Beuys’s life and work

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Dia Center shows Beuys taking notes on Leonardo

Beuys drawings based on the Renaissance master’s famous Codices Madrid show revolutionary artist experimenting with the ideas of another

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Beuys display on view at Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Don't miss the Beuys next door

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First US show of Beuys' multiples on show at the Walker

Beuys will be Beuys will be Beuys . . .

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Beuys breathes life into Cologne’s museum relics and inspires an exhibition in Vienna

Crucifixes and razorblades show the breadth of Beuys' production

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Georg Baselitz

The Baselitz blitz: Survey at the Guggenheim Museum may bring the artist unprecedented recognition

Will this reappraisal change the artist’s critical fortunes in America?

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The Joseph Beuys drawings scandal: Expert Heiner Bastian explains why the drawings are fakes while the dealer who owns them defends them and himself

“I’m right and you’re wrong!” “No, I’m right and you’re wrong!”

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Guggenheim Museum-Hummel deal on hold as Milan courts consider besmirched Beuys works

Row over dubious drawings comes to US

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Fake Beuys drawings scandal in officially sponsored exhibition at Accademia di Brera

Thirty-eight works impounded while court searches for a reliable expert

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Americans hop on the Beuys bandwagon with MoMA exhibition as the artist's reputation takes off

The growing interest is further indicated by the Walker Art Center’s major acquisition

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Exhibitions

Joseph Beuys retrospective opens at MoMA

A growing interest in Beuys in the United States indicated by the Walker Art Center’s major acquisition

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Documenta

Documenta '92 report: If art is dead, is the artist a zombie?

It's heavily influenced by the work of Joseph Beuys and shows the near and distant past rather than the present, with plenty of conceptual appropriation

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Tate

"New Displays" at the Tate Gallery makes special rooms for Joseph Beuys and Rebecca Horn

Important loans include portraits by Hogarth and Gainsborough and five landscapes by Constable

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Books: New 'comprehensive biography' fails to go beyond the public face of Joseph Beuys

Heiner Stachelhaus' book on the German artist leaves a lot to be desired

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Paris

What's on in Paris: From Artcurial to Zerou

Including Tinguely’s farewell “Collaboration” at Galérie Beaubourg

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Fundació Joan Miró gears up for an outstanding programme including Beuys, Tàpies and the modern classics

Generous lending has set them up for a blockbuster year