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Ben Patterson Portrait
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Westendstraße 23
65195 Wiesbaden
Tel.: 0049-611-74508
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>> Biographical

1934 born in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.
1952 - 56 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Bachlor of Music)
1972 - 74 Columbia University, New York City (Master of Science)
1956 - 65 Musician (double-bass) with various symphony orchestras
in Canada, U.S.A. and Germany
1963 - 89 Various jobs in “arts management - fund raising” with orchestras,
theatre and dance companies and museums in New York City.
1972 - 74 “Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, City of New York”

>> Exhibitions, Installations and Performances

From 1962 to present – almost everywhere: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Sao Paulo,
Mexico City, Köln, Berlin, London, Liverpool, Paris, Nice, Genova, Milan, Venice, Krakow, Warsaw, Budapest,
Prague, Moscow, Hamburg, St. Petersburg, Bejing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Athens, Istanbul, New Delhi,
Sofia, Tallinn, Helsinki, Okandukaseibe (Namibia), Porto Fino (Italy) and else-where.

>> Stipendiums | Prizes

Although during my years in “arts management” it was my job to give more than $ 100,000,000 to various arts
organizations (from the Metropolitan Opera at Linclon Center to Studio Museum in Harlem), from federal, state and
city funds, ... However, I, personally, have never asked for, or received any private or public prizes or monies.

Works in public spaces: Ben‘s Bar, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (Germany); I Forgot to Have Children,
Nassauische Sparkasse, Wiesbaden (Germany); Diamonds are a Girl‘s Best Friend, Portofino (Italy);
42 Fluxus Salamis, Bassano del Grappa (Italy); Poem Nr. 6, Fluxus + Museum, Potsdam (Germany)

New projects: 45 Year Retrospective, Houston, Texas (U.S.A.)

Ben Patterson Bild 1
Performance (2008), National Museum for Modern Art, New Delhi (India)
Ben Patterson Bild 2
Design for a Sculpture (2008), realized in 2009 (Bronze, 2,5 m), Museo del Parco, Porto Fino (Italy)