"Joseph BEUYS (1921-1986): on the one hand celebrated as an artist of world fame, on the other hand hostile as a 'charlatan'. Like hardly anyone else, he shaped and polarized contemporary art. What role does the man from Kleve, who has become the epitome of contemporary art, play today?
In 336 pages, author Philip Ursprung embarks on a contemporary historical journey to 24 central Beuys locations, offering a comprehensive overview of the artist's oeuvre in the social, economic, and political context of the Federal Republic of Germany. Included in the volume are 116 illustrations by various Fotograf:innen." (© Beck Verlag, 2021)