Alastair Thain's best photograph: Joseph Beuys close to death

Alastair Thain's best photograph: Joseph Beuys close to death
 

In the mid-1980s I was working with a woman who wanted to make a book about artists. She was married to a very famous one herself and knew them all, as well as the dealers. She had a mega-mansion on Capri and that is how I came to meet Joseph Beuys.
I shot this portrait of him for the book a few months later. Beuys was installing a show, Plight, at the Anthony d’Offay gallery in London; that’s one of his felt works you can see in the background. The space was designed to get warmer with the felt; I remember the change in temperature. The work was up and Beuys was on a cigarette break.... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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