Artists Who Refer to Themselves in the Third Person

Jorg Schellmann and Bernd Kluser: Beuys, why do you work mainly with anomalous, grey materials?

Joseph Beuys: Yes, Beuys works with the material, felt. Why doesn’t he work with color? But people never think far enough ahead to say: well, if he’s working with felt, perhaps he means to evoke a colorful world inside us?…Nobody bothers to ask whether I might not be more interested in evoking a very colorful world as an anti-image inside people with the help of this element, felt.

This interview was originally published in Joseph Beuys: Multiples, edited by Jorg Schellmann and Bernd Kluser

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