BEN : Tout est art ? – Is Everything Art?

BEN Tout est art

BEN Tout est art

At the Maillol Museum until 17th January 2017

We all know the white on black writings by French/Swiss artist BEN, born Ben Vautier in 1935, in Naples. Some short, witty sentences which spread over almost every kind of supports.  From canvas to cardboards to pencil cases or schoolbooks, there is no escape! His graphic writings, childlike yet perfectly calibrated, are an integral part of our daily environment. However, do we actually know the universe of this artist with an ego as big as his wit? Probably not…

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