Swiss, 20th century, male.
Active from 1949 active in France.
Born 18 July 1935, in Naples, to an Irish mother and a Swiss-French father.
Painter (mixed media), installation artist.
Neo-Dadaism, Fluxus, Conceptual Art, Mail Art.
Ben spent periods in Turkey, Egypt and Greece before settling in Nice in 1949. At the age of 16 he broke off his studies, working in a bookshop and then becoming a second-hand goods dealer. However, Ben never ceased to contemplate the legacy created by Marcel Duchamp and the consequences of the ...