Joseph Beuys (born 1921 in Krefeld, Germany) was one of the most prominent figures of the German Fluxus movement and a paramount and provocative figure in art history. His artistic practice was incredibly vast incorporating drawing, performance, installation, painting, and sculpture, and touching on humanitarian, political, biological and geographical themes. At the center of his art practice were his gesamtkunstwerk or what came to be… Read more
About the artwork
Brustwarze is an important multiple by Joseph Beuys. Created between 1984 and 1986, it consists of patinated bronze and brass wire. It was in the early 60s when the idea of multiples rose to prominence among artists. Beuys was a prolific creator of multiples, in keeping with his interest in found materials and his belief that art was for all, and not solely a pursuit of the elite. He viewed multiples as the ideal form to spread his creative message far and wide.