Index: Ben Vautier
Ben Vautier (born on July 18, 1935 in Naples, Italy) lives and works in Nice, where he ran a record shop called Magazin between 1958 and 1973.
Vautier has been active in Mail Art and Fluxus and is mostly known for his text-based paintings; an example of the latter is his work "L'art est inutile. Rentrez chez vous" (Art is Useless, Go Home).
Vautier discovered Yves Klein and the Nouveau Réalisme in the 1950s, but he became quickly interested in the French dada artist Marcel Duchamp, the music of John Cage and joined the Fluxus artistic movement in the 1960s. In 1959, Vautier founded the journal Ben Dieu. In 1960, he had his first one-man show, Rien et tout in Laboratoire 32.
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