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.