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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"…

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…