9781576876220

Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle

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  • ISBN13:

    9781576876220

  • ISBN10:

    1576876225

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-06-11
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
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Summary

Forrest Bess is a fascinating look at an artist who truly believed that art could save his life. Painter, fisherman and pseudo-hermaphrodite, Forrest Bess lived his life in obscurity at an isolated bait camp off the East Coast of Texas. From 1949 through to 1967, Bess showed at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City, along with superstar artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Rediscovered after his death in 1977, Bess' small visionary paintings are now prized by museums and collectors for their primal beauty and fetch over $100,000 each.

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