Lothar Wolleh´s iconic portray of Joseph Beuys is part of the ARTITS ROOMS collection. The gelatin silver print on canvas has a size of 233 x 227,5 cm and is now on display at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Lothar Wolleh has taken countless photographs of Beuys over the years, ranging from settings such as the Moderna Museet in Stockholm to Beuys as a teacher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Exhibited first in the Beuys Room at Tate Modern, the photograph is notable for its larger-than-life dimensions (233 cm x 227,5 cm), a typical way in which Wolleh presented his work and introduced himself.
The goal of the Beuys Room is to discover the work and perspective of Joseph Beuys, who saw art as central to all aspects of human existence. The Wolleh portrait has achieved cult status in the art world, so it has entered the space originally intended only for Beuys' works.