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Fletcher Benton

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Sculpt with Fletcher Benton

Spark

Fletcher Benton moved from a small town in Ohio to San Francisco in the late 1950s to pursue his dream of becoming a painter, yet found success as a sculptor. In the 1960s he began experimenting with kinetic sculpture, or art that moves. It was the golden age of kinetic art, and Benton's colorful sculptures made of metal and plastic won him accolades from the art world. Spark visits Benton in his sculpture studio, and at the de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara during their exhibits "Flashing Back" and "Eye on the Sixties," which feature an eclectic mix of paintings, drawings, and sculptures made in the 1960s.

9mins

22 Jul 2014

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Spark: Fletcher Benton

KQED: Spark Art Video Podcast

Visit the de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara with sculptor Fletcher Benton. Original air date: March 2008.

17 Sep 2009

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