Alan Bee

  • Edited by Flaminio Gualdoni, Luca Bochicchio
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24,5 x 30 cm
  • Pages 232
  • Illustrations 500
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836654444
  • Price € 39,00  € 37,05
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Alan Bee is the pseudonym of a major player in the world of business and an important personality in the panorama of European art of the last few decades. With passion and brilliance, he has constructed his own fully-fledged persona, giving it a name and a series of plausible biographical suggestions completely compatible with the physical corpus of his works.
Alan Bee is the artist you do not expect; the one who has no need of a museum, an art gallery, an exhibition, and—ironically—not even a book. Indeed, his purpose was never to achieve fame; he never saw his artistic production as a possible source of income, but rather as a message that could get through to anyone with great simplicity and that can be summed up in a few key words: solidarity, equity, defense of nature, collaboration, cohesion.
Talented and lively, Alan Bee focused his work, which he authorized for release only after his death, on an irrepressible fascination with the virtuous world of bees, the bearers and custodians of harmonious rhythms and times, the symbol of an inviolable order of the world: a model that extends to the ideal notion of humanitas, understood as fullness and pride of human dignity. Bee was always its champion and defender, giving voice through his works to the fundamental values and rights of all creatures—above all, freedom. The sense of liberty that he assumed powerfully in his artistic practice is conveyed by an original language, totally foreign to the familiar codes of the contemporary.
In this book you will encounter a “prophet” who speaks through images, a man who has had the courage to look towards the future in the hope that it could be better than how our disillusionment has “painted” it.


Alan Bee, of Melissa and other suggestions
Flaminio Gualdoni

Alan Bee: notes for a visionary, spiritual and political artist
Luca Bochicchio



Reflections of the Italian cousin
Kerstin Shulze Caristi