Tribute to Joseph Beuyse


Joseph Beuys, the legendary late German artist and theorist, once wrapped a real grand piano in felt and painted a red cross on it. Antonín Kašpar created a total of 14 steel pianos, from whose top boards the crosses rise askew to the sky. The crosses might be receiving or transmitting signals from or to the cosmos; or maybe both at the same time. When the author later visited a gallery in Frankfurt where he saw the original Beuys’ work, he decided to name his own work the Tribute to JB.

Antonín Kašpar


Antonín Kašpar completed his studies at the Secondary School of Applied Art in Turnov, branch – artist
blacksmith, later on at the Secondary School of Applied Art in Prague, branch – wood carver; in 1982,
he graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The author is represented
in many public as well as private collections all over the world (e.g. the U.S., Russia, Japan, Germany,
Finland, England, Denmark, the Netherlands) and in the Czech Republic. Antonín Kašpar regularly
organizes exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad.


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