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Joseph Beuys (1921–1986)

Joseph Beuys was born on May 12, 1921 in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Bananas (1981), 400 m IFF (1969) and Zeige deine Wunde - Aufbau des Environments (1980). He was married to Eva-Maria Wurmbach. He died on January 23, 1986 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. See full bio »

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 1982 Bananas (TV Series)
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Modern artist who created drawings, sculpture and video art, but is best known for his performance works and installations (notably "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare" [1965] and "Coyote; 'I Like America and America Likes Me'" [1974]). He is considered one of the most influential European artists of the late 20th century. See more »

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