Wednesday, July 25, 2012

An Artist Leaves Behind His Art


Recently I was lucky enough to experience a plethora of ancient and modern man made objects spanning around 3,500 years.

These are photos from the 800 sq ft apartment of the late artist Barton Benes who's entire living space is going to be a museum exhibit as he left it.  There are a myriad of artifacts both collected and made by him.  His ability and creativity are amazing.  The top photo of the beetles really caught my eye - brilliant and colorful!


Barton would use artifacts from our daily lives which ranged from a cloth napkin, a broken toenail, shredded money etc.  His work is widely collected and very interesting.

Take a good look around the place and see how he was clearly an intensely driven collector.

Barton story in The NY Times - BARTON BENES - TNY Times




 




 
   








Obituary - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/arts/design/barton-lidice-benes-provocative-artist-dies-at-69.html?_r=1

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