Ben, pseudonym of Benjamin Vautier, is a French artist of Swiss origin, born in 1935 in Naples. He lives and works in Nice, where he arrived at the age of fourteen. During the years 1959-1960, the main members of what will be called the school of Nice meet in his shop, or on the pavement. Close to Yves Klein and the Nouveaux Réalistes, he belonged to the artistic avant-garde, more precisely post-modernism and the Fluxus group. He acquired a solid reputation with the public from the end of the 1960s, particularly through his “writings”, which he produced in various forms.See more
The Contemporary Art department of Aguttes regularly offers Ben's works for auction. The Contemporary Art Department of Aguttes regularly offers Ben's works for sale at auction. For example an acrylic on paper executed in 2013 (30 x 40 cm - 11 ¾ x 15 ¾ in.) sold at auction in 2019 for 5 850 €.