Gallery 98

Art Ephemera 1963 – 2001

From the Exhibition: 40 Top Art Events of the Downtown Era: A Timeline, 1974–1992

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Joseph Beuys, Invitation, 1974

Offset print, 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.

$75.

The German conceptualist was little-known in America before January 1974, when (at the invitation of gallerist Ronald Feldman) he commenced the lecture tour “Energy Plan for the Western Man,” expounding his conception of art’s capacity to transform society. Beuys returned to the U.S. later that year to perform the piece “I Like America and America Likes Me” at the René Block Gallery.

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DOWNTOWN ERA EXHIBITION HOMEPAGE

From the Exhibition: 40 Top Art Events of the Downtown Era: A Timeline, 1974–1992