Nov 252012
 

BEN VAUTIER, Écrire entre les lignes, ca 2012
plastic display, 50 pens printed with 4 sentences
Parker Guitars Vector
published by Parker Pen Company, Newhaven, East Sussex, UK   
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam
History of prices:
Parker Pen Company € 348,-  November 2012
Amazon.fr € 614,-  May 2013

A word, a thought or a slogan is in the art of Ben Vautier a trade mark for years already; Total Art. The artist is known for his performances, installations and texts on paintings and objects. Writing his texts in white on black is his favorite activity. Both museums and private entrepreneurs gladly make use of his tongue-in-cheek words. Here Parker Pen Company apparently shows to have made a deal with the artist concerning Ben products.