People: Sep. 28, 1998

ARE GRANDSONS WORKS OF ART?

Whence cometh BECK? An interesting insight to the singer's idiosyncrasies--the inadvisable suits, the inexplicable videos, the impenetrable lyrics--is hanging on the walls of New York City's Thread Waxing Space gallery in an exhibition called "Playing with Matches." Beck's grandfather Al Hansen was a member of Fluxus, a loosely knit group of conceptual artists who engaged in happenings, mostly in the '60s, but who still work today. At the launch of the exhibition in Santa Monica, Calif., in May and in New York City last week, Beck's brother Channing Hansen performed Elegy for the Fluxus Dead, a...

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