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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…

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…

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…