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Bencasso Barnesquiat Art Collections

Shop for artwork from Bencasso Barnesquiat based on themed collections. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Artwork by Bencasso Barnesquiat

Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

About Bencasso Barnesquiat

Bencasso Barnesquiat Benjamin Barnes, also known as Bencasso Barnesquiat, is a multi-talented artist and musician based in San Francisco, CA. He received his Bachelor's and Master's of Music Degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with renowned teachers such as Sherry Kloss, Marlon Carlson, Izzy Tinkleman, Paul Hersh, Zaven Melikian, and Don Ehrlich. In addition to his classical training, Ben also studied electric violin, jazz performance, and composition with David Balakrishnan of the Turtle Island String Quartet. As a musician, Ben has played and recorded with a variety of artists including Les Claypool, Mr. Bungle, Dead Prez, The Coup, Carla Kihlstedt, Eric McFadden, George Clinton and P-Funk, Jason Newsted, DJ Disk, Brian Kehoe, Graeme Jennings, and Isaac Stern. He has toured the world with his own groups, the Rilke String Quartet and Deadweight, as well as performing as a sideman with guitarist Erik McFadden. In addition to his music career, Ben is also an accomplished visual artist, inspired by the works of Dali, Picasso, Basquiat, Van Gogh, Matisse, and other renowned painters. He learned to paint from his mother, Lillian La Fayette, who is an award-winning painter with a unique style influenced by Dutch Masters. Ben's art can be found on a variety of products, including shirts, prints, greeting cards, sweatshirts, shower curtains, coffee mugs, throw pillows, apparel, yoga mats, and jigsaw puzzles, all available at bencasso.org. In 2022, Ben was on the California Arts Council's impact grant panel and began minting NFTs, which can be viewed at Crypto.com. He also runs his own private teaching studio, where he helps students of all ages and levels develop their musical skills. Ben is passionate about supporting and promoting emerging talent, and is committed to using his skills and resources to make a positive impact on the world. Donations to support his art are 100% tax deductible and can be made at https://www.culturescholar.org/bencasso-art-tax-write-off, with all proceeds going towards projects by mentally ill painters.