Photo Gallery: Fact and Fiction Surrounding Joseph Beuys

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Joseph Beuys New Letter Debunks More Wartime Myths

Joseph Beuys' dramatic accounts of his wartime activities helped catapult him to fame as a leading avant-garde artist. But a recently discovered letter from 1944 chips away at his already battered image, revealing more about the man behind the self-made myth.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein