- Joseph Beuys 1921–1986
- Print on paper
- Image: 318 x 207 mm
- Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
- ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
As a teacher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Beuys abolished entry requirements to his class. In October 1971 he occupied the Academy’s offices with sixteen students who had been refused admission. The students were eventually accepted, but Beuys was dismissed from his post a year later. He refused to accept the dismissal, and defiantly continued to see his students, whilst developing plans for a ‘Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research’ together with novelist Heinrich Böll.
Gallery label, November 2015
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