Ben Vautier

Ben Vautier is born 1935 in Naples; in 1949 he moved to Nice after living  in Italy, Turkey, Egypt and Switzerland. In 1954 Vautier opened a store for used records which in 1959 transformed into a meeting place for people who were eager to exhibit and to explore ‹new things›. In this period he wrote the first manuscript for the later magazine «Ben Dieu.» In 1962, Vautier became associated with George Maciunas and a known figure in the context of the Fluxus group. His artistic work is based on manifold and humorous equations of art and life; Vautier lives in Nice.