Joseph Beuys is considered by many experts to be Germany’s most influential postwar artist. But 30 years after his death in 1986, what remains of his charismatic presence in the art world?
Some might argue that the echoes of his work are fading, though Rita McBride begs to differ. The director of Düsseldorf’s famous Arts Academy, where Beuys was both a student a professor, is convinced that the artist’s presence resurfaces constantly. Many of Mr. Beuys’ former students, for example, have now returned to teach at the Academy.