Thursday, August 9, 2012

Forrest Bess  1911-1977     "untitled" oil on canvas  1947 4.5"x2.8"

In case you missed the Whitney Biennial this year, the Menil Collection in Houston, Tx. will be installing a show of Forrest Bess and Robert Gober in the Spring of 2013.

Bess was a self taught visionary painter from Bay City, Tx. that showed his paintings with the  Betty Parsons Gallery in NYC from 1949 to 1967. His work was developed with a quirky system of abstract  symbols derived from his dreams and his reading of medicine, psychology, philosophy, anthropology books as well as Carl Jung. 

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