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Walead Beshty is a contemporary photographer from United Kingdom. Walead Beshty was born in London, England in the year 1976. In addition to photography the artist has explored the mediums of painting, sculpture, and video art.

Beshty earned a B.F.A. from Bard College located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Beshty went on to earn a M.F.A. from Yale University located in New Haven, Connecticut.

The artist is now based out of Los Angeles, California. Beshty is part of the teaching faculty at the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, California.

One series that brought Beshty international acclaim was a series done about FedEx shipping boxes. Beshty had laminated glass shaped to the exact dimensions of the box.

The box is then shipped by FedEx to a given destination. The results of the trip are seen in the glass by the cracking and breaking of the glass. This is a very innovative concept. The series began in 2007.

Below we examine Beshty’s entry for the 2008 Whitney Museum Biennial:

 

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $120,000.

In this clip an exhibition from 2014:

Beshty had his first solo exhibition in 2004.

What an innovative artist! If you enjoy his style of photography you may enjoy the work of Matthew Brandt.

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