Joseph Beuys

On May 12, 1921, 100 years ago, Joseph Beuys was born in Krefeld. With his plastics and environments, he is one of the most important artists of the post-war period. In 1979, the director of the Lenbachhaus, Armin Zweite, brought social issues of contemporary art to the fore with the purchase of the work "zeige deine Wunde". On May 14th, 2021, our former director Armin Zweite also celebrates his birthday and turns 80, congratulations! For this occasion we put together all artworks by Joseph Beuys that are currently in our online collection in this album.