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Joseph Beuys at the Permanent Mission of the FRG in the GDR, October 1981

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Title

Joseph Beuys at the Permanent Mission of the FRG in the GDR, October 1981

Subject

Performance Art

Description

During Joseph Beuys' appearance in East Berlin in 1981, half his face was painted white as part of treatment for a kidney infection.

Creator

Christian Borchert

Source

Simone Hain, “Schwebende über einer Grenze,” in Klopfzeichen: Kunst und Kultur in der 80er Jahre in Deutschland, Eugen Blume and Bernd Lindner, eds. (Leipzig: Faber & Faber, 2002), 75.

Citation

Christian Borchert, “Joseph Beuys at the Permanent Mission of the FRG in the GDR, October 1981,” Creative Alternatives, accessed December 14, 2017, https://creativealternatives.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/355.