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Introduction to Internet art exhibition Joseph Beuys (born: 1921 in Kleve/GERMANY , DEA:1986 in Düsseldorf/GERMANY) and Richard Lindner (born: 1901 in Hamburg, dead:1978 in New York)

The monumental installations, which have always created for a specific context, content and location highlighted only way in which Beuys saw work as a unit of shapes, materials and practical as theoretical activity.

He commented this is so, my objects must be understood as suggestions for implementing the idea of ​​plasticity, they want to provoke thoughts about what sculpture can be and how the concept of plastic on the invisible substances can be extended and used by everyone.

His often-discussed and often misinterpreted statement, "Everyone is an Artist" is once again in detail by Beuys in his famous speech at the 20th November 1985 in the Munich Kammerspiele thematisiert.


From 1966-1982 Joseph Beuys was represented on each documentary with its objects.

Over the years the teaching of Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1966 to 1969 its importance increased in parallel in the art market. Triggered by the internationally acclaimed was buying the entire stock of Moenchengladbach Joseph Beuys by Karl Stroeher. This was in parallel with a valuable collection of expressionist and informal post-war painting sold to fund with the proceeds of Joseph Beuys stock and the purchase of a renowned pop art collection.

With this coup, the media had found a suitable subject, in addition to the American superstar Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, the European counterpart to establish.

The prices at art fairs in 1969, finally rose rapidly. As a result, Joseph Beuys finished in the top 100 art compass contemporary artists:

1973 4th place in front of Yves Klein
1974-1976 5th place
1971 and 1978 2nd place
1979 and 1980 1st place ahead of Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol


In the fall of 1982, Beuys was exhibited at the Zeitgeist exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, an important work ensemble titled "Deer Monuments", because its components are the foundation of Beuys'n work:

The extensive work of Joseph Beuys comprises four main areas:

  1. Substantive work in the traditional artistic sense (paintings and drawings,

  2. Objects and installations), the actions

  3. the theory of art with teaching and

  4. its socio-political activities.


Richard Lindner (born 1901 in Hamburg, died 1978 in New York), after studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nürnberg, he was a master student of Professor Max Körner.

In 1933 he emigrated from the Nazis, first to Paris and the U.S. in 1941. In 1948, he acquired American citizenship.

He was influenced by the American pop scene had exhibitions in New York, London and in many European cities and also represented at the documenta 4 and 6 of his works.

At an exhibition of American artists in the Museum of Modern Art Jahre1963 in New York showed Lindner its exhibits in addition to works by
Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol


His admiration was the French painter Fernand Léger and the German painter Oskar Schlemmer.

In 1956 he was at the Pratt Institute in New York lecturer in design. As a visiting professor in 1965, he held lectures at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

On the death of the artist, the New York Times wrote on 18 April 1978:
"From picture to picture, he gave the term 'femme fatale' new meaning. His women are the personified animal men-eaters.

The issue in this part of the exhibits on display are expected (siehe lin001 und lin002) of this show.


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