19 June 2012

Barton Lidice Benes (1942-2012)

Jean-Claude van Itallie introduced me to the artist in the summer of 1971. we visitd his now famous apartment at Westbeth. it wasn't yet as magically clutterd as it became. I especially remember the little handpress he had.

North Dakota is the only state I've never visitd.  nothing there has attractd me. when North Dakota Musuem of Art recreates Benes' apartment I'll finally have a reason to go.

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