Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson

Born: 1934 in Pittsbourgh, USA,
died 2016 in Wiesbaden, Germany 

From 1952 - 1956 Patterson studied music at the University of Michigan. For some time, he played double bass in various symphony orchestras; in 1960 he moved to Cologne, where he played an active part in the music scene associated with Mary Bauermeisters studio. During this time he wrote pieces for the double bass such as "Paper Piece" and "Variations for Double Bass", which became Fluxus classics and were often performed at Fluxus festivals. In 1961 together with Robert Filliou, Patterson exhibited his "Puzzle Poem" in Paris. He returned to the USA in 1963, participating in numerous concerts and performances and from 1967 to 1988 of various cultural institutions. He took up his work again in 1988 with an exhibitions and performances., Death 2016.

Art: Musician, Performances, Assemblage

BEN PATTERSON, A COKE IS A COKE? OR - AN OLD FLAT CAN

145. Edition Box, 1995

BEN PATTERSON, "A COKE IS A COKE? OR - AN OLD FLAT CAN"

A plastic board with a metal clamp, a crush cola can which Patterson has found in the street and a colored text.

Edition of 6 copies signed and dated
Size: 22.5 x 39 x 4 cm
Price: 450, - Euro

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163. Edition Box, Ben Patterson, Swan Lake

163. Edition Box, 2001

BEN PATTERSON, "SWAN LAKE"

"DO-IT-YOUR-SELF KIT, BOX 1"
"DO-IT-YOUR-SELF KIT, BOX 2"

A live-video performance in Wiesbaden.
Run time: 30 minutes
Music: Peter Tchaikowsky
Choreography: Ben Patterson

Price: 48,- Euro (1 x copy)

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  • Ben Patterson, 166. Edition Box

166. Edition Box, 2010

Ben Patterson, "Poem 19022010"

A plastic box with a lighter, a fan, a lollipop and a description.

Edition of 30 copies signed and dated
Size: 10 x 13 x 2,3 cm
Price: 65, - Euro

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Benjamin Patterson

"methods u. processes, Paris 1962"

A folder with 4 folded prints, signed.

Size: 19 x 27 cm
Price: sold

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