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Ford Beckman


1952 - 2014

Ford Beckman’s work is in several notable private and public collections, including: Panza Collection, Italy; Saatchi Collection, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Israeli Museum, Jerusalem; Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; Stadi Museum, Frankfurt; Essl Collection, Vienna; Denver Art Museum; and the Armand Hammer Foundation.

Beckman first rose to prominence amid the wave of Post Neo-Expressionist artists in the late 1980’s that came to define “New Art” in New York. His instant popularity thrust him into the limelight of the early ’90s art scene. His work was shown at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and in galleries throughout Europe. His paintings were often hung beside those of Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly. Throughout his career, Beckman has been widely exhibited and collected by his contemporaries. The Whitney Museum recently acquired three of his POP Clown Paintings for its permanent collection.