Untitled 1 with red Nose by Axel Bottenberg

Untitled 1 with red Nose by Axel Bottenberg
Untitled 1 with red Nose by Axel Bottenberg

"In my childhood, Joseph Beuys reigned supreme in art. The nice cultured people who my family circulated in loved him, and the tabloid press hated everything he did. To grow up in a German environment and not be influenced by Joseph Beuys is impossible. I gave him a red nose, as him playing the cymbals is just asking for it. The painting is based on a photo I took, of Joseph Beuys, from an exhibit at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt." Axel Bottenberg.