In 1972 and 1973, Benini painted only with Hansa yellows, a series of women and roses, that
culminated in the exhibition "Of Women and Roses" that debuted at New York State University in Buffalo, New York. This painting is 30" x 36". Many of the paintings from that time were sold, some we have lost track of. If you own one, we would love to hear from you for the archival studies.
March 17th, an exhibition of Benini's newest work will open at the Greg Thompson Fine Art Gallery in the historic Argenta district in North Little Rock, Arkanas. To date, Benini has had 160 one-man shows, primarily in museums, universities and public institutions. Benini lived in Hot Springs National Park for 12 years. This will be his first exhibition in the Little Rock area. March 18th will be the monthly Gallery Walk in North Little Rock. On Saturday, March 19th, Benini will give a gallery talk at 1:00. For more information contact Greg Thompson at 501-664.2787.
In preparation for major archival documentation, we are photographing some of Benini's Roses of the 1980's ~ like visiting old friends. This one is Midnite Rose, Benini 1984, 42" x 35", Acrylics on Canvas.
To see more of his roses, visit the link to his website: http://www.benini.com/painting-80s-rose-shape.htm