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Beuys Biography Book Accuses Artist of Close Ties to Nazis

For decades, Joseph Beuys has been exalted as a heroic icon of postwar avant-garde German art. But a new biography accuses him of having been a serial liar who never completely emancipated himself from the views of Nazism and a bizarre cult.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen