Wolf Vostell

1932 (Leverkusen, Germany) – 1998 (Berlin)

Associated both with Fluxs and Pop Art, Vostell’s dark and politicised vision is the antithesis of the detachment characteristic of both. While studying in Paris, he worked as Cassandre’s assistant. He organised the first Fluxus Festival with Paik and Maciunas in Wiesbaden. Beuys and he took part in an artists’ protest together, and Dalí asked him for a piece of his work for his own museum. Cage, Kaprow, Oldenburg, Brecht, Young and Warhol were among artist/composer friends he met in America.