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There’s a Forrest Bess on eBay?

forrest bess listingIf there ever was a dubious listing for art on eBay, this is it: new seller wart1963ray, with no feedback record, and no other items for sale, is offering a hitherto unknown painting “attributed to Texas artist Forrest Besss”, starting bid $2500. But then, everything about the hermetic life, work and career of the famously isolated texas bait camp proprietor turned blue-chip modern artist is improbable, and with the opening of “Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible” approaching at the Menil, could the fantastic prices commanded by the artist’s small, technically unpretentious works be drawing long-sequestered oddities from Houston closets?

also by Bill Davenport

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