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Billy Al Bengston
Billy Al Bengston portrait 2017.jpg
Born(1934-07-07)July 7, 1934
DiedOctober 8, 2022(2022-10-08) (aged 88)
NationalityAmerican
Known forPainting
Canopus Dracula by Billy Al Bengston, 1977, Honolulu Museum of ArtBilly Al Bengston (June 7, 1934 – October 8, 2022) was an American artist and sculptor who lived and worked in Venice, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii. Bengston was probably best known for work he created that used the radical Californian "Kustom Kar" and motorcycle culture. He used colors that were psychedelic and shapes that were mandala like.
Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Exhibitions
4 Permanent collections
5 Representation
6 Personal life and death
7 References
8 External links
Early life
Bengston was born in Dodge City, Kansas, and moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1948. He attended Los Angeles City College in 1952. Subsequently, he studied painting under Richard Diebenkorn and Saburo Hasegawa at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA in 1955 and returned to Los Angeles to study at Otis Art Institute in 1956.
Career
In 1957, Bengston began showing with the legendary Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles (founded and run by Walter Hopps and Edward Kienholz, and later Irving Blum) until the gallery closed in 1966.
After seeing the work of Jasper Johns at the 1958 Venice Biennale he adopted the motif of a set of sergeant's stripes. This recurring chevron image was painted with industrial materials and techniques associated with the decoration of motorcycle fuel tanks and surfboards.
Bengston encouraged viewers in the early 1960s to associate his art with motorcycle subculture; on the cover of a 1961 catalogue for a Ferus show, he was seen straddling a motorcycle. (He also competed in motocross competitions.) “When I painted these motorcycle paintings," Bengston later recalled, "I pissed people off beyond belief. I don’t know why. They are just paintings. You don’t have to look at them." Bengston also created humorous posters and advertisements for exhibitions which pulled on imagery of the film industry; and he distributed surveys soliciting "the question you would most like to have answered" (1970) and "I'm stuck, $10 for your idea...for an exhibition mailer or announcement" (1973). “A quality of the expansiveness of the physical environment as well as some of the brittle gloss and gaudiness of the aggressively manmade Los Angeles environment is acutely condensed in his work,” John Coplans wrote in Artforum in 1965.
Thomas E. Crow drew attention to the deliberate contrast between Bengston's flamboyant, competitive, aggressively masculine stance and his delicate, modest approach to his art. Silhouettes of iris flowers, for instance, figure prominently in Bengston's paintings. In the 1960s, he often painted a single centrally placed flower (as he also did with the chevron), thus upending the widely held notion that putting an object in the center of a canvas should be avoided at all costs. "I’ve been doing that ever since year one," he said of this practice, "ever since I learned you shouldn’t do it." (In the 1970s, Bengston began using multiple iris silhouettes, often surrounded by overlapping circles, as in Canopus Dracula from 1977, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art.)
Bengston's spare compositions and elaborate yet untraditional processes caused some observers to associate him with the Finish Fetish movement, whose practitioners typically created sleek, smooth works. A 1967 review in Artforum noted that "Bengston’s technique of spray application of lacquer has always appeared fresh, unique, and superb in its variety and complexity." The artist heightened the effect with unusual textures, as in his well-known "Dentos," works in which the aluminum upon which he created imagery was dented in unpredictable patterns.
Exhibitions
Bengston had major solo presentations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas; and the Honolulu Museum of Art. In 2017, Bengston was the focus of the major retrospective California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha at the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. He received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1967), the Tamarind Lithography Workshop (1968, 1982, 1987), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975). His first solo exhibition was at Ferus Gallery in 1958. In 2010 at Samuel Freeman Gallery, Bengston recreated this first solo exhibition, including a scale replica of the Ferus Gallery inside Freeman's space. Bengston's "moon paintings"–first exhibited at James Corcoran Gallery in 1990–were recently exhibited at Various Small Fires after almost three decades out of the public eye.
Permanent collections
Bengston's work is included in a number of permanent collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Representation
Billy Al Bengston was represented by Various Small Fires in Los Angeles, CA and had exhibitions/representation in New York, NY with the following galleries: Martha Jackson Gallery (1962), Acquavella Contemporary Art Gallery (1979, 1981, 1983), Renato Danese Gallery (2001), Franklin Parrasch Gallery (2005, 2014, 2016), Andrew Kreps Gallery (2016), and Venus Over Manhattan Gallery (2016).
Personal life and death
Bengston died on October 8, 2022 of natural causes.
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