• Joseph Beuys

    Galerie Zwirner

    With the death of Joseph Beuys, in January 1986, an epoch in German art came to a close. Questions arise: in what fashion will Beuys’ work live on; how does it affect the present; and in what way will it define the future? In September 1986, in conjunction with the spectacular show at Cologne’s Museum Ludwig, this gallery presented the first large-scale exhibition of a group of works from the artist’s estate: Blitzschlag mit Lichtschein auf Hirsch (Lightning with stag in its glare, 1958–1986). The installation was organized by Heiner Bastian, a longtime intimate friend of Beuys, and brought

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