In January 1978, photographer Gerd Ludwig and journalist Peter Sager went on a journey to the Lower Rhine with Joseph Beuys. It led them back to Beuys’ origins, back to his roots, into the city of Kleve and its surroundings in which it all began. Gerd Ludwig’s photographs magnificently captured Joseph Beuys as he was reconnecting with his past. Some of the photos he produced were published in the German weekly “Zeit-Magazin” in April 1978, accompanied by an essay written by Peter Sager. However, a corpus of his work remained unpublished and unseen by the public up to this day. 18 images, including many never before published, are now on display at the Museum Kurhaus Kleve in Germany through January 13th, 2013.
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