A founder of the Fluxus art movement, Joseph Beuys is considered one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. He considered his role as an artist to be that of a teacher or shaman who could guide society in a new direction. Among his most provocative pieces was “I Like America and America Likes Me,” where he flew to New York and was taken by ambulance to the Renee Block Gallery on West Broadway, where shared a gallery space with a coyote for three days.

 

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