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Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck

Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck

Monday, June 26, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, June 27, at 3 a.m.

CURIOUS WORLDS: THE ART & IMAGINATION OF DAVID BECK pulls back the curtain on one of America’s most original—yet least-known—working artists. A master sculptor, carver, painter and miniature architect, David Beck works in a fantastical genre all his own, creating intricate worlds, alive with playful and incisive observations of the world we know.

Beck subjects his work and life to the camera’s invasive scrutiny with a wit and charm that are both inviting and ambivalent. CURIOUS WORLDS captures the artist at work in his studio and reflecting on his process in an intimate portrait illuminating what it takes to create a masterwork: extraordinary ideas, an almost eerie ability to focus on the work and patience. The only artist to have three shows at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Beck comes across as the smartest, most creative guy you knew in high school.

 

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