A NEW exhibition of post-war and contemporary art launches at the Ashmolean Museum today.

Art Belongs to the People! has about 50 pieces of work by German artists Joseph Beuys and Jörg Immendorff at the Beaumont Street museum. It focuses on their work from 1968 onwards about student protests in Europe and in the United States.

Mr Beuys was a teacher and Mr Immendorff his student at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art.

The exhibition is being run with the US-based Hall Art Foundation.Director of the foundation Maryse Brand said: “The Hall Art Foundation is very excited to present Joseph Beuys and Jörg Immendorff: Art Belongs to the People! curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal at the Ashmolean.

“The exhibition features key works by two of Germany’s most outstanding artists of the 20th Century and we hope many people will come.”