Ben Vautier

Ben Vautier, also known simply as Ben, is a French artist.
Vautier lives and works in Nice, where he ran a record shop called Magazin between 1958 and 1973. He discovered Yves Klein and the Nouveau Réalisme in the 1950s, but he became quickly interested in the French dada artist Marcel Duchamp, the music of John Cage and joined the Fluxus artistic movement in Octobre 1962. In 1959, Vautier founded the journal Ben Dieu.

Born: July 18, 1935 in Naples, Italy

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