Arthur Becker’s office is a combination of a real estate office and an art studio. He has a collection of ancient African currencies and some are more than a millennium old. Others have been reproduced by Mr. Becker as sculptures. Two of them will soon grace the Capital Properties building located in Boston.
Arthur Becker enjoys art that features different types of money including euros and dollars. The money is generally contorted and appears crumbled, as stacked gold bars, Jenga pieces and origami animals. He likes to joke about a cash cow being real because of the origami animals.
When Mr. Becker was growing up he had a fondness for the Magic 8 Ball because he wanted to know about his future. They are a part of his art now in origami and paintings. He states the balls represent his decisions and money often escapes.
Arthur Becker has numerous paperweights on his desk. They are mostly gifts from his mother although he did find one when he traveled on the Concord. He enjoyed the Concord because he felt like he landed before he ever took off and compared it to traveling in time.
Mr. Becker spent some time in a Buddhist monastery after college. Once he left he remained in Vermont and became interested in the restoration of 18th century homes. He began with a barn and the next thing he knew of the restored homes was purchased by the Governor of Vermont, Thomas Salmon. Visit Bloomberg to know more.
Arthur Becker was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1950. He attended Bennington college with a unique major combining photography and ceramics. He has been in the position of CEO for two companies specializing in technology.
Towards the end of the 1990’s Mr. Becker resumed his interest in photography. His desire was the creation of photographic images with the use of texture. Additionally, he wanted to bring together visual artifacts and paintings. His current work uses currency as the focus and explores the truest meaning of money. His work has been on exhibit at the Art Basil, the Arcature Fine Art in Palm Beach, FL, Morgan Walker Fine Art, and the Hal Katzen in New York.
You can visit his website arthurbeckerstudio.com