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David Beck's "Book of Insects"

Artist Chris Sullivan talks about sculptor David Beck's "Book of Insects", a miniature book with hand-painted "studies" of insects ("1.25 x 1" pages, gouache on paper)
A Note by Chris Sullivan Once I shared some of my pictures of David Beck’s work with a Professor of Art who took them in and said, “well, its all about the hand.” I’m still not … http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/10/my-notes-david-becks-book-insects/

The Cardboard Bernini

Olympia Stone talks about "The Cardboard Bernini", her second documentary, where she follows artist James Grashow building a giant cardboard fountain inspired by famouse baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini
by Olympia Stone. My 2012 film, “The Cardboard Bernini”, examines the work and life of acclaimed artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work… http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/10/why-i-made-cardboard-bernini/

The Saga of the Yawning Elephant

Artist David Beck talks about the genesis of his elephant sculptures, which started while he was working to the monumental "L'Opera" (1998). The "Yawning Elephant" didn't make it in "L'Opera" but he was shown individually at Allan Stone Gallery of New Yor…
"Yawning Elephant With A Very Long Trunk" (David Beck, 1995) The "Yawning Elephant With A Very Long Trunk" was made in 1995 while David was working on "L'Opera" (1998). "L'Opera"… http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/10/saga-yawning-elephant/

Allan Stone In David Beck's Studio

A vintage clip with art collector Allan Stone visiting David Beck's studio. David shows Allan Stone a new piece, a blowfish which will later be called "Le Petite Peche ENORME"
"(this blowfish) looks like a relative!" In 2006, Collector Allan Stone pays a visit to the studio of David Beck, who shows him one of his latest pieces, a blowfish—which will la… http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/10/allan-stone-david-becks-studio/