Untitled (Not Art), c 1980s
Black and white photograph.
9 1/2h x 7w in / 24.13h x 17.78w cm
French artist Benjamin Vautier also know as Ben was a founding member of Fluxus in the early 1960s. Grounded on the idea that art must shock, Ben is most recognized for his text-based paintings composed of short phrases handwritten against solid backgrounds. At once humorous and thought-provoking, the texts are often written as commentaries or as instructions for the public to follow.