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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…

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 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…

Three-star review of Curious Worlds from Videolibrarian

Videolibrarian reviewed Curious Worlds David Beck film as it got picked for educational distribution by Academic Video Store (part of Alexander Street Press)
Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck *** (2015) 68 min. DVD: $299. DRA. Floating Stone Productions (dist. by Alexander Street Press, Al…

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…

A Many-Splendored Ode to the Dodo

John Yau review of David Beck's exhibit for Hyperallergenic
by John Yau, Jan 31, 2016 Absurdity and loneliness embrace each other in David Beck’s diminutive, meticulously detailed dioramas. A large selection of them is included in an eye-…

David Beck, the "Reluctant" Star of Curious Worlds

A podcast produced by Denver-based Jon Eks (JonOfAllTrades podcast) with an interview with David Beck and Olympia Stone in occasion of Curious Worlds screening at 38th Denver International Film Festival
Excerpts from Jon Eks (JonOfAllTrades)'s podcast with David Beck and Olympia Stone at 38th Denver Film Festival (full episode here)   David Beck about his art: I make funn…

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 …

David Beck and Dodos: A Reflection on Extinction

For many years David Beck has flirted with the significance of the Dodos. Here are some of his thoughts from an interview with the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The monumental DODO MUSEUM will highlight the exhibit: David Beck: Alligator Maintenance and Other Esoterica (Jan12- Feb20, Allan Stone Projects.) Here are some of Beck's thoughts …