Art November, 18 2009

The Disappearance of Ford Beckman

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Rise and Fall stories are common enough, but the tale of Ford Beckman is so outstanding I thought to make note of the outstanding essay “The Disappearance of Ford Beckman” from the Believer Art Issue. In short, Beckman went from playing golf with Oral Roberts, to pushing a fashion label, to selling a wild amount of art and befriending Cy Twombly, to selling donuts. Though a bit sad, its also highly enjoyable stuff.

The Believer Art Issue is published annually as the Nov/Dec publication. Again, highly enjoyable stuff.