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Beuys was highly influential in shifting the emphasis from what an artist makes to his personality, activities and opinions. His charismatic presence was integral to his work and he communicated his expanded concept of art through performance, public discussion and political campaigning. His clothes became an instantly recognisable uniform – jeans, white shirt, a fishing vest, fur-lined coat and a trilby hat. This photograph shows this artist with some of the sledges from his 1969 sculpture the pack.

July 2010