“each part of the drawing seemed like a journey into another pattern…”
A look into the first artist selected by Ben.
An ongoing series of prints from artists Ben thinks will “last the distance”.
The Revolution is over by Ben Lewis Click here for the German version: Am Ende der Revolution, DIE WELT, 18.10.2012 In the first room of Schütte’s new exhibition at the Serpentine there is a small but riveting monochromatic self-portrait of the artist from 1975. He looks like a Baader-Meinhof terrorist with his long hair, dark glasses and […]
KNIVES ARE OUT IN THE NEW YORK ART WORLD BILLIONAIRES CLASH WITH GAGOSIAN IN ART WORLD LAWSUITS It’s hard to know what’s really going on in the art market because of the privacy of its transactions and the code of silence – art world omerta – that almost everyone in it seems to follow. You […]
Ben attended Intelligence Squared Asia’s annual cultural debate in Hong Kong on May 18th. For the full video, follow the link and click on ‘video highlights’: http://www.intelligencesquared.asia/hong-kong-debates/contemporary-art-excludes-the-99-percent.html The debate proposed the motion that ‘contemporary art excludes the 99 percent’. Arguing for this suggestion, Ben gave the following speech: A PLEA FOR REALISM Ladies and Gentlemen, I […]