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Ben Vautier

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Benjamin Vautier, known as Ben, is born in Naples (Italy) in 1935 and stays there until 5 years old. Then he discovers Switzerland, Turkey, Egypt, and his mother chooses to settle in Nice in 1949. When he is 15 years old, he is an handyman in a bookshop (Le Nain Bleu). He turns over pages of art books and decides that: To be beautiful, the beautiful has . . .

12 work(s) available

Je gagne, je...
Multiple
Pin's
Multiple
Souris-moi
Multiple
Culture dans la...
Poster
Les litanies de Ben
Book
Admettons la...
Screenprint
Black Power
Screenprint
Pas de question...
Screenprint
L'essentiel est que...
Screenprint
Original signed screenprint de  : L'essentiel est que je communique
L'essentiel est que...
Screenprint
Schetsboek n3
Book
Parfois l'art me...
Screenprint

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
* C.R. en prparation par Ben. All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • Ben , Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam, 1973
  • Tout Ben , Muses de Nice, 1985
  • Ben, pour ou contre : Une rtrospective , Muse de Marseille, Ed. RMN, 1995
  • Les litanies de Ben , P. Tilman, LEvidence, Fontenay-sous-Bois, 1997
  • Je cherche la vrit , cat d'expo, MAMAC, Nice, Ed. Flammarion, 2001
  • Ben Vautier, il provocatore, cat d'expo, Ed. Prearo, 2008
  • Ben, Strip-tease intgral, T. Raspail, cat d'expo, Ed. MAC, Lyon et Somogy, 2010
  • Fluxus continue et ne sarrtera jamais Fondation du Doute, Ed. Favre SA, 2013
  • Ben Ministre des affaires des trangres, Ed. Favre SA, Lausanne, 2015
  • Ben, Tout est art ?, cat d'expo, Muse Maillol, Ed. Fonds Mercator, 2016
To read from the artist :
  • Ma vie, mes conneries : 1935-1997, Ben et A. Vautier, Ed. Z'editions, 1997
  • Suicide d'artiste, Ben Vautier, Col. Textes essentiels, Ed. L' esprit du Temps, 2008
Website :
www.ben-vautier.com

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Art movements

  • + FLUXUS / 1960-1972 / Georges Maciunas, George Brecht, John Cage, Robert Filliou, Per Kikerby, Nam June Paik, etc.
  • + SCHOOL OF NICE / 1965-1975 / Jean-Claude Farhi, Robert Filliou, Roland Flexner, Serge III, Pierre Pinoncelli, etc.
All art movements

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These pages will undoubtedly make it possible for some of you to associate an image with its title or the other way round, for others it will be a good time to discover more on such and such artist. For the sake of confidentiality – the pieces being no longer available – we won't display neither their numbering or their price. For whatever reason, make sure to visit this amazing art database with to date 6441 online works just for your pleasure! Michelle Champetier