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Billy Al Bengston, Composition 1

Billy Al Bengston Composition 1, 1988

View in a room Print 22 x 29.9 inch 1 remaining copy

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Billy Al Bengston, Composition 1
Description
  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie Hus
    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Print : aquatint, etching

  • Themes

    Abstract, Etching

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 10 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    22 x 29.9 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Hand-signed etching and aquatint, justified and dated in pencil by the artist
    Edition of 10 HC copies
    Mint condition.

    • Tags
    • abstract

    • etching

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Billy Al Bengston

Born in: 1934

United States

Translation in progress

Billy Al Bengston (born June 7, 1934 in Dodge City, Kansas) is an American artist and sculptor who lives and works in Venice, California. He was educated at Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA (1952), California College of Arts & Crafts Oakland, CA (1955), and the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA (1956).

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 image was painted with industrial materials and techniques associated with the decoration of motorcycle tanks and surfboards.

Bengston encouraged viewers in the early 1960s to associate his art with motorcycle subculture, for instance by straddling a bike on the cover of the catalogue for a 1961 show at Ferus Gallery. His interest in cars lead to Judy Chicago, one of his students, attending auto body school and using spray painting techniques. Thomas E. Crow draws attention to the deliberate contrast between Bengston's flamboyant, competitive, aggressively masculine stance and a delicate, modest approach to his art. Silhouettes of iris flowers figure prominently in Bengston's paintings. In the 1960s, he often painted a single centrally placed flower. In the 1970s, he 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.

He has 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).
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