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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Joseph Beuys’ Widow is Suing the Artists Who Used Her Husband’s Work to Make Alcohol

Joseph Beuys with Fettecke, 1969 'When Attitudes Become Form' Kunsthalle Bern, 1969. Joseph Beuys with Fettecke, 1969 'When Attitudes Become Form' Kunsthalle Bern, 1969. The Getty Research Institute

Eva Beuys, the widow of Joseph Beuys has changed her tune about the trio of artists who used the remnants of her late husband’s Fettecke (1982) to make schnapps.

Despite telling Bild on Wednesday that she had no interest in pursuing legal action against the artists—Markus Löffler, Andree Korpys, and Dieter Schmal—she has now retained the services of German art lawyer extraordinaire, Peter Raue.

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