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A Wee But Grand Opera

L'Opera, by David Beck with Chris Sullivan's photos and a r1998 review by NYTimes' Grace Glueck
With pictures from Chris Sullivan's photo album "Seen @ L'Opéra" From 1993 to 1998, David Beck devoted himself to the production of a single work, L'Opéra. In the sumptuous inter…

CuriousWorlds on Roku/Apple TV

A guide to install the VHX app onto your Roku or Apple TV devices, so that you can watch Curious Worlds David Beck film on your living room TV set
How to watch our films on your living room TV For fans who already purchased or would like to purchase the HD digital version of Curious Worlds (or any other film) on our streami…

I Dreamed A Tiny David Beck Heaven

Artist Dunja Schandin honored David Beck art with a 2016 kinetic papier mache sculpture of Beck feeding a Dodo. Here are her words about her love for David Beck's art.
By Dunja Schandin* It is hard to put in words what makes David Beck 's art so precious to me. He triggers a lot of emotions about lifestyle, dedication, love, and humbleness. …

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 …

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…

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"…

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…

Curious Worlds On Broadcast!

Current list of air dates for Curious Worlds David Beck on US Public Television (keeps getting updated)
Current list of air dates for Curious Worlds David Beck on US Public Television (keeps getting updated with more airdates)   KQED San Francisco: 8/3 at 8pm, 8/4 at 2am (KQED L…

David Beck Film Gets Distribution

Olympia Stone talks about the journey of DavidBeckfilm to finally get distribution deals on all media channels and platforms
Olympia Stone: "distributors were drawn to David’s spectacular artwork". My decision to make “Curious Worlds” was motivated by my desire to share the magic of David Beck’s artwor…

James Grashow: Prince of Prints

"James Grashow: The Prince of Prints" will open at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking of Norwalk, CT. Grashow's prints have appeared regularly in The New York Times and many well-known periodicals and publications throughout the country. Grashow's b…
James Grashow's woodcuts' exhibit and a large-scale cardboard "Fish Parade" in Norwalk, CT The Center for Contemporary announces the opening of its next exhibition: "James Grasho…

A Chat With Curious Worlds' Composer Bill Noertker

Composer Bill Noertker is interviewed by Olympia Stone about his music, his friendship with David Beck and the soundtrack he composed for Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck
"I think that warmth and playfulness are present in David’s work and in my work, and that both of us are inviting you into intimate magical worlds that we have created for you to e…

New David Beck series about the Elements

"Water" 7 1/4" x 3" x 2 3/4". Carved Boxwood.
"Water" 7 1/4" x 3" x 2 3/4". Carved Boxwood. Asked to describe this recent piece, here's the humorous, quintessential-David Beck comment: "By turning the crank the two Angler…

David Beck and Olympia Stone talk with KALX Berkeley

Interview recorded on 6.13.15 before the San Francisco screening of Curious Worlds at the SFDocFest
Excerpts of an interview recorded on 6.13.15 before the San Francisco screening of Curious Worlds at the SFDocFest (full interview below) KALX interviewer: First let me tell you …