Barton Lidice Benes, biography

Born Westwood, New Jersey, 1942. † New York, 2012.



Pratt institute, Brooklyn, New York



In Memory of Barton Lidice Benes, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå


Cohones, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm

2006 – 2007

New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Repositoria


Grand Forks, North Dakota, North Dakota Museum of Art, New Works by Barton Lidice Benes


Switzerland, Basel, Galerie Gisele Linder, Barton Benes: Curiosa


New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Barton Lidice Benes: Curiosa.

Umeå, Sweden, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Barton Lidice Benes: Souvenirs.


Borås, Sweden, Borås Konstmuseum. Reliquaries. Flyttades till Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sverige

Museokeskus Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland (catalogue).


Porto, Portugal, Galeria 111. Reliquarium. Galeria 111, Lissabon, Portugal.


New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. Barton Benes: Reliquaries.


Toronto, Canada, A Space. Spirited Away.

Umeå, Sverige, Galleri Stefan Andersson.


Albuquerque, New Mexico, Coke Gallery, University of New Mexico Art Museum. Lethal Weapons.


Prag, Tjeckien, Novomestska Radnice (New town hall)


Lissabon, Portugal, Galeria III.


Umeå, Sverige, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Lethal Weapons.

Lund, Sverige, Anders Tornberg gallery, Lethal Weapons.

Grand Forks, North Dakota, North Dakota Museum of Art. Money Madness.


New York, White Columns. Lethal Weapons.

Grand Forks, North Dakota, North Dakota Museum of Art. Lethal Weapons.


Chicago, Illinois, Hokin/Kaufinan Gallery.


Stockholm, Sverige, Björn Olsson Gallery.


Grand Forks, North Dakota, North Dakota Museum of Art.


New York, Barbara Fendrick Gallery. Moneyworks.


Washington, D.C., Fendrick Gallery


Rohnert Park, Karlifonien, Sonoma State University. Moneyworks.

Moscow, Idaho, University of Idaho.

Los Angeles, Karlifonien, Feingarten Galleries. Misc.

New Orleans, Louisiana, Center of Contemporary Art.

Stockholm, Sweden, Galleri Zero.


Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hoshour Gallery. Shrines.

Cleveland, Ohio, Federal Reserve Board. Master of Disguise.

Manhattan, Kansas, Strecker Gallery.

New York, Kathryn Markel Gallery. Graven Image.

Dallas, Texas, Federal Reserve Board. Master of Disguise.

New York, Craig Cornelius Galleri. Semi-Precious.

Chicago, Illinois, Hokin/Kaufman Gallery.

Lund, Sweden, Anders Tornberg Gallery. Requiem.


St. Louis, Missouri, Brentwood Gallery.

Washington, D.C., Federal Reserve Board. Master of Disguise.

Richmond, Virginia, Reynolds/Minor Gallery. Moneyworks.

Coral Gables, Florida, Netsky Gallery. Moneyworks.


Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hoshour Gallery. Souvenirs.

Washington, D.C., Fendrick Gallery. Money Matters.

New York, Kathryn Markel Gallery.


Lund, Sverige, Anders Tornberg Gallery. Moneyworks.

New York, Kathryn Markel Gallery.

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Ruins and Artifacts.

Stockholm, Sverige, Futura Gallery.

New York, P.M. & Stein Gallery. Shellworks.

Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa Museum of Art. Letters from Aunt Evelyn and Other Artifacts.


Dallas, Texas, Taylor Art.


New York, Kathryn Markel Gallery.

Lund, Sverige, Galleriet. Stampworks.


Washington, D.C., Fendrick Gallery. Ruins and Artifacts.


Amsterdam, Holland, Stempelplaats. Rubberstamps Works.


New York, Franklin Furnace. Bookworks.

Washington, D.C., Fendrick Gallery. Shell Shocked.

New Orleans, Louisiana, Bienville Gallery. Selectef Parts of Letters from My Aunt Evelyn.


Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton Gallery of Fine Art.


New York, Center for Book Arts. Letters from Aunt Evelyn.

Los Angeles, Karlifonien, Feingarten Galleries, Sculptured Books.

Los Angeles, Karlifonien, David Stuart Gallery. Sculptured Books.


New York, Allan Stone Gallery. Sculptured Books.


New Orleans, Louisiana, Bienville Gallery. Leather and Lace.


Edinburgh, Skottland, Traverse Gallery. Edinburgh International Festival.




New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Flow Chart, July 8- August 15


Katonah, NY, Katonah:  Museum of Art, Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection,

Yonkers, NY, Hudson River Museum, I WANT Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art

Flagstaff, AZ, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Contemporary Reliquaries: Housing the momentos of Our Day, July 6 – October 20 (catalogue).

Charleston, WV, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia, In the Realm of the Senses: Selections from the Collections of James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett

Ottawa, Canada, Bank of Canada, Sacred Money / Damned Money

East Islip, NY, Islip Art Museum, Making the Most of It

Ahlen,  Germany, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Diagnosis [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine. Travelling to Museum im Kulturspeicher Wurzburg,


Tallahassee, FL, Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, Currency: Art as Money / Money as Art (catalogue).

Portland, OR, Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Artists and Specimens: Documenting Contemporary Experience

New York, NY, Schroeder Romero, Money Changes Everything

Rochester, NY, Memorial Art Gallery, Extreme Materials

 Washington DC, National Academy of Sciences, Museum Muses: Barton Lidice Benes and Justine Cooper


New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. Group Exhibition: Gallery Artists

2005 – 2006

Quebec, canada, Musée de la civilisation, Argent Sacré, Sacré Argent!


New York, Pavel Zoubok, COLLAGE: signs & surfaces.

2004 – 2005

Denver, CO, Museum of Contemporary Art, PILLish: Harsh Realities and Gourgeous Destinations.

Orlando, FL, Orlando Museum of Art, Co-Conspirators: Artist and Collector,

Selections from The Collection of James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Platz, NY, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. Group Show.

2003 – 2004

NY, NY, Museum of Art and Design, Triennial 9: Form and Contents: Corporal Identity – Body Language.


Katonah, New York, The Katonah Museum of Art, Food Matters: Explorations in Contemporary Art. Exhibition catalougue (färg reproduction).

Napa, Karlifonien, COPIA The American Center for Wine Food & the Arts, Sweet Tooth.

2002 – 2003

Naples, Florida, Naples Museum of Art, Show Me the Money, the Dollar as Art. Palm Museum, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Boston Federal Reserve.


Los Angeles, Karlifonien, Post, Fake!

New York, New York, Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, Lysis: Profound Loss, Identity and Healing.

Brooklyn, New York, Jessica Murray Projects, Grotto.

Fresno, Karlifonien, The Conley Art Gallery, Carlifonia State University, Fresno, From Stone and Plate: Contemporary Prints from the Tamarind Institute.

New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. New Year New York New York.


New York, NY, Pavel Zoubok, Inc., Rupture & Revision: Collage in America.


San Francisco, CA, Carlifonia College of Arts and Crafts, Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’  Ephemera, 1960-1999


New York, NY, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, A Private Reading: The Book as Image and Object. Continuing on as Selections From A Private Reading: The Book as Image and Object.


Ridgefield, CT, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Art at the Edge of the Law.


New York, NY, Allan Stone Gallery. Fortieth Anniversary.


Washington, DC, Fine Arts Gallery, Federal Reserve Board Building, Money Making: The Fine Art of Currency at the Millennium.


Moscow, Russia, State Tretyakov Gallery, The View from Here.

1999 – 2000

Hartford, Connecticut, Real Art Ways, Bodies of Resistance, vidare till National Society


for Arts Gallery, Durban, South Africa.


Greenwich, Connecticut, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, The Art of Time.


The Estate Project, Artists Living with HIV/AIDS hemsida presenterad på The Museum of Modern Art, World AIDS Day, The Virtual Collection.


New York, The Nathan Cummings Foundation. Not Sacred.


Holland, Michigan, De Pree Gallery, Hope College. Searching for the Spiritual.


Manchester, England, Cornerhouse Gallery, Nottingham, England, Nottingham Castle Museum; Walsall England, Walsall Museum. Brenda and Other Stories.


Umeå, Sverige. Umedalen Skulptur ’96.


New York, Curt Marcus Gallery. The Baseball Show.


New York, Beacon Hill Fine Art. Federal Reserve Collection.


New York, Beacon Hill Fine Art. Polities American Style: Issues and Images.


Paris, France. FICA 1995.


Lissabon, Portugal, Cultural Art Fair.


Sao Paulo, Brazil, Galeria Millan. USA Within Limits.


Albuquerque, New Mexico, Albuquerque Museum of Art. Common Ground 1995.


Helsingfors, Finland, Galerie Anhava. Anders Tornberg Collection.


Hagen, Tyskland, Ernst Osthaus Museum of Hagen. AIDS Theme.


New York, Plasma Space. Cultus.


Seattle, Washington, Greg Kucera Gallery. This is My Body.


Göteborg, Sverige, Göteborgs Konstmuseum. Love and Death.


New York, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. Truth be Told: It’s All About Love.


New York, Stuart Levy Fine Art. Eros and Identity.


Honolulu, The University of Hawaii, Manoa Art Gallery. The Fifth International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition.


Salina, Kansas, Salina Art Center. The Realm of the Coin Money in American Art, 1960-1990.


Oslo, Norge, Heine-Onstad Kunstcenter. AIDS Theme.


Prag, Tjeckien, Galerie Vaclava Spaly. Exil V N.Y.


New York, Exit Art. The Design Show.


Bergen, Norge, Art Association of Bergen. AIDS Theme.


New York, White Columns. White Columns Update.


Washington, D.C., Nancy Drysdale Gallery. Sex-Money-Politics.


Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach Museum. Art-Money-Myth.


New York, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Group Exhibition.


The Realm of the Coin: Money in American Art, 1960-1990. Turnerande utställning: Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, Karlifonien; Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, New York; Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois; Queens Museum, Flushing, New York.Miami Beach, Florida, Barbara Gillman Gallery. Group Exhibition.


Paris, Frankrike, Bibliotheque Nationale. De Bonnard A Baselitz: Chefs-d’oevre de l’estampe du XXe Siecle.


Malmö, Sverige, Malmö Konsthall. The Schyls Collection.


Wichita, Kansas, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art. Volumation: The Book as an Art Object.


Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Athenaeum. Open Mind: The Sol Lewitt Collection.


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Art Museum. Fantasy and Dreams.


Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Center. Americana/1992.


Lund, Sverige, Anders Tornberg Gallery. All Words Suck.


Brookville, New York, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University. Egyptomania.


Paris, Frankrike, Galerie Caroline Corre. Le Livre Dans Tous Les Etats.


Austin, Texas, Laguna Gloria Art Museum. The Realm of the Coin: Money in American Art, 1960-1990.


North Miami, Florida, Center For Contemporary Art. Collage/Unglued


New York, Art Advisory Service, Museum of Modern Art. In Flight


Lund, Sverige, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Spirit of the Shamin


Bryssel, Belgien, Sonia Berryer Gallery. Livres D’Artistes


Gainesville, Florida, Harn Museum of Art, university of Florida. Southeast Bank Collects: A Corporate, View of Contemporary Art


New York, ABC Headquarters. In Bloom


New York, The Gallery. Money Art? Reste vidare till Miami, Florida, Hokin Gallery och Scottsdale, Arizona, Elaine Horwitch Galleries.


New York, Hofstra University, Emily Lowe Gallery. The Realm of the Coin.


Rohnert Park, Karlifonien, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University. Imagery Series


Collection: from Glen Ellen Winery.


New York, Alternative Museum. Day of the Dead.


Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin. Fendrick at Foster.


Africa, Book Arts in the USA: Traveling show.


Lund, Sverige, Anders Tornberg Gallery. Round About, About Round.


Chicago, Illinois, Hokin/Kaufman Gallery. On Paper.


New York, Barbara Fendrick Gallery. The Book as Art/The Book in Art.


Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art. New Acquisitions.


Washington, D.C., National Building Museum. Tools As Art: The Hechinger Collection.


Berkeley, Karlifonen, Simon James Gallery, Group exhibition.


Yonkers, New York, Hudson River Museum. Nature of the Beast.


New York, Solo Gallery, Prints.


Stockholm, Sverige, Björn Olsson Gallery, New York Works.


Bayside, New York, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery,


Book Arts-Sculpture Work.


Lund, Sverige, Anders Tornberg Gallery. Object of Thought.


Albuquerque, New Mexico, Albuquerque Museum. Common Ground 88.


New York, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx Council on the Arts. Rooms with a View.


Grand Forks, North Dakota, North Dakota Museum of Art. Contemporary Book Art.


New York, L.I.N.T.A.S, Worldwide Headquarters. Razzle” Dazzle!.


Sheboygan, Wiscounsin, Kohler Arts Center. Paper 88.


Chicago, Illinois, Hokin/Kaufman Gallery. Small Works.


Paris, Frankrike, Galerie Caroline Corre. Le Livre Dans Tour Les Etats:Traveling Exhibition.


New York, Stux Gallery, The Glitering Prize.


New York, Crown Point Press, Prints in Parts.


River Falls, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Contemporary Book Arts.


Tulsa, Oklahoma, The Philbrook Museum, The Eloquent Object.


Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Museum, Paper Now: Bent Molded and Manipulated.


Köpenhamn, Danmark, Brandts Pakhas Gallery, Pay Attention: 14 Americans.


Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Art Museum, Obsessive Expressions.


Wilmington, Delaware, Delaware Art Museum, Corporations Collect.


Palm Beach, Florida, Hokin Art Galleries, Group Exhibition.


New Orleands, Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, The Fine Art of Making Money.


Lund, Sverige, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Face It.


New York, New York University, Grey Gallery, Precious.


New York, Queensborough Community and Albright Colleges. The Parodic Power of Popular Art.


Huntington, New York, Heckscher Museum, Sights for Small Eyes.


Paris, Frankrike, Centre Pompidou, Livres D’Artistes.


New York, Avenue B Gallery, Assemblages – The Definitive Assemblage Show. Woodstock, New York, Kleinart Arts Center, Group Exhibition.


Paramus, New Jersey, The Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Collage, the State of the Art


Newark, New Jersey, Rutgers University, Robeson Center Gallery, Books as Sculpture.


Sheboygan, Wisconsin, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Remains to Be Seen.


New York, New York Public Library, Center for Book Arts: 10th Anniversary.


Norfolk, Virginia, Chrysler Museum, Precious.


Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum, Book Artists Have Made.


Munich, Tyskland, Renate Fassbender Gallery, Fluxist.


Paris, Frankrike, Galerie Caroline Corre, Group Exhibition.


Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hoshour Gallery, Noir & Blanc & Rouge.


Malmö, Sverige, Malmö Konsthall, Koks-Konster.


Los Angeles, Karlifonen, Newspace, Money in Art.


Lund, Sverige, Galleriet, Black and White.


Madison Wisconsin, Elevehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Breaking the Bindings: American Book Art Now.


Malmö, Sverige, Malmö Konsthall, Food Art.


New Britian, Conneticut, New Britain Museum of American Art, Fragment/Fragmentary/Fragmentation.


Paris, Frankrike, Center National Des Arts Plastiques, Noeuds & Ligatures.


Paris, Frankrike, Grand Palais, Salon du Livres.


New York, Marisa Del Rey Gallery, Found Objects.


White Plains, New York, White Plains Public Library, The Museum Gallery, Stories Your Mother Never Told You.


New York, The Queens Museum, The Book: 7 Artists, 7 Visions.


Washington, D.C., Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Animal Image.


New York, Alternative Museum. Icons, Logos – Word As Image.


Los Angeles, Karlifonien, Craft and Folk Art Museum, The Mas as Metaphor.


Lund, Sverige, Galleriet, Vakna!.


Reading, Pennsylvania, Albright College, Freedman Gallery, Messages.


Richmond, Virginia, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Virginia Museum, Decorative Fabricators.


Yarnamo, Sverige, Gallery Liljan, New York Today.


Miami, Florida, Florida International University, Other Media.


Newark, New Jersey, Newark Public Library, The Book.


Dayton, Ohio, The Dayton Art Institute, Patterns +.


London, England, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Open and Closed Book.


Boulder, Colorado, University of Colorado, Mail Etc., Art.


New York, Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Gallery, The Copper Union, Bookmakers.


Greensboro, North Carolina, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Art on Paper.


Los Angeles, Karlifonien, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Bookworks.


Amsterdam, Holland, Stempelplaats, Bookworks.


Portland, Maine, Westbrook College, The Art of the Printed Book.


Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Gallery, Artists Books.


Washington, D.C., Fendrick Gallery, The American Table.


La Jolla, Karlifonien, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of Carlifonia,


San Diego, The Artists’ Book.





Invited Printmaker, Hand Print Workshop, Alexandria, VA


Invited Printmaker, Hand Print Workshop, Alexandria, VA


Invited Printmaker, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Invited Printmaker, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant


Vorhees Grant for Printmaking, Rutgers University, New Jersey


Ariana Foundation For the Arts Grant for Mixed Media


C.A.P.S. Grant for Graphics, New York State Council on the Arts




Agnelli Collection, Turin, Italien

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, Frankrike

Bank of America, San Francisco, Karlifonien.

Bank of Montreal, Chicago, Illinois

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Chemical Bank, Wilmington, Delaware

Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Coca-Cola Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware

Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

General Electric Corporation, New York

Greensville County Museum of Art, Greensville, South Carolina

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hofstra Museum, Hemstead, New York

3M Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota

Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sverige

McGill University, Rare Book Library, Montreal, Kanada

Merrill Lynch, Princeton, New Jersey

Morgan Stanley Corporation, Tokyo

Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery, Canberra, Australien

National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

New York Public Library, New York

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Price Waterhouse Corporation, New York

Princeton University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Prudential Insurance, Newark, New Jersey

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami, Florida

Sol Lewitt Collection, Chester, Conneticut

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wachmeister Collection, Sverige



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