Benjamin Patterson

Benjamin Patterson (Pittsburgh, US, 1934 – Wiesbaden, Germany, 2016). Frustrated by the impossibility a place in an American orchestra as an African American in the 1950s, Benjamin Patterson switched his direction to more unconventional paths. Becoming a founder of Fluxus, he performed alongside it’s initiators internationally until his decision to retire from art in 1965. Nevertheless, Patterson pursued his career within several cultural institutions. During Patterson’s ephemeral producing period, Francesco Conz managed to acquire a consequent glimpse of Patterson’s work and save it for it’s collection.

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Piano d´oiseux tropical, 1989
Benjamin Patterson
Piano d´oiseux tropical, 1989