Joseph Beuys We Are the Revolution (La Rivoluzione siamo Noi) 1972

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Beuys sought to activate social change through art, often involving his students at the Kunstkademie Düsseldorf in his political endeavors. This commanding life–size image stages a direct confrontation between the artist and viewer, the activist and passive bystander, demanding that the latter join the cause of transforming society.

Gallery label from Eye On Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples/1960 to Now, October 15, 2006–January 1, 2007.
Diazotype with rubber stamp additions
composition and sheet: 75 3/8 × 39 5/8" (191.5 × 100.7 cm)
Edizione Modern Art Agency, Naples and Edition Tangente, Heidelberg
Gift of Lily Auchincloss
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© 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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