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Shadow Box by Barton Lidice Beneš, 1979, "Letter from Aunt Evelyn"

US$6,500

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Shadow box by Barton Lidice Beneš , 1979, "Letter from Aunt Evelyn" Offered is a work of art by Barton Lidice Beneš (1942-2012) dated 1979. This interesting shadowbox enclosed cracked egg shells which have a letter written on the interior. Barton Lidicé Beneš was born in Westwood, New Jersey on November 16, 1942. Beneš first came to prominence during the 1980s with his whimsical constructions of shredded currency and later with his signature “museums,” gridded arrangements of relics from Ancient Egypt to Hollywood. He transformed fragments of our throwaway culture into art that sometimes addressed taboo subjects and often used unconventional materials including shells, fluids, currency and shredded money, relics, celebrity artifacts, and found objects. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Cleveland Museum of Art; North Dakota Museum of Art; The Katonah Museum of Art; The New York Public Library; and Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as Centre Pompidou, Paris; Boras Konstmuseum, Sweden; and Old Town Hall, Prague. His work is in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Smithsonian, The U.S. Mint, and the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Eggshell,Fabric,Glass,Wood
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1979
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Shows aged vintage patina.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1974322616702

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    Ships From: Miami, FL
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