James Lee Byars. Letters to Joseph Beuys

The most obvious Byars influence is Joseph Beuys, whom Byars met in 1969. And indeed, Byars adored Beuys. Beuys had a signature fedora and fisherman’s vest; Byars affected a top hat and gold lame outfit. Byars wrote Beuys a stream of letters, addressing them to Genius Beuys” and “Great Beuys,” each an elaborately folded work of art, expressing admiration and proposing collaborations (“Let’s do a little show together”). Beuys never wrote back.” http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/davis/davis6-15-06.asp

pp. 256; 150 COL e 22 BW ills.; hardcover. Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 1997.

ISBN: 9783775709392| 3775709398

ID: AM-9135

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The most obvious Byars influence is Joseph Beuys, whom Byars met in 1969. And indeed, Byars adored Beuys. Beuys had a signature fedora and fisherman’s vest; Byars affected a top hat and gold lame outfit. Byars wrote Beuys a stream of letters, addressing them to Genius Beuys” and “Great Beuys,” each an elaborately folded work of art, expressing admiration and proposing collaborations (“Let’s do a little show together”). Beuys never wrote back.” http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/davis/davis6-15-06.asp

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