Introduction
Benjamin Patterson (May 29, 1934 – June 25, 2016) was an American musician, artist, and one of the founders of the Fluxus movement.
Wikidata
Q817643
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Introduction
An assemblage and performance artist who is considered one of the founders of the Fluxus movement. He was also a classically trained double bassist, performing at times with orchestras. He upended traditional notions of composition with his Fluxus-era pieces, particularly "Variations for a Double Bass" of 1962. In the 1970s he ceased making artwork and became a reference librarian. He returned to artmaking in the mid-1980s.
Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Composer, Conceptual Artist, Musician, Performance Artist, Sculptor
Names
Benjamin Patterson, Ben Patterson
Ulan
500202321
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