Billy Al Bengston

 

artist bio

press

2009  
Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, by Sarah Shrank
Conversations with Frank Gehry, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, by Barbara Isenberg
2008  
Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art, Auckland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Hot Spots. Rio de Janeiro / Milano-Torino / Los Angeles, 1956 Bis 1969, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom Santa Monica Press LLC, CA, by Brian Chidester and Domenic Priore
2006  
Otis L.A. , Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Otis College of Art and Design, essay by Barbara Isenberg
Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, essays by Catherine Grenier and Howard N. Fox
2005  
Brian Wilson, An Art Book, London, edited by Alex Farquharson
Paint on Metal, modern and contemporary explorations and discoveries, Tuscon Museum of Art, AZ, essay by Julie Sasse
Art for Wine, Benziger and Imagery Estate Wineries, Glen Ellen, CA
2003  
American Art, Wilfred Davis Fletcher Collection, Boise Art Museum, ID
The Studio Book, Melba Levick (photographs), Kathleen Riquelme (text), New York
A Happening Place, The Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA, essays by Constance W. Glenn and Sid Sachs
2002  
Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum in association with Gingko Press Inc., essays by Bolton Colburn, Ben Finney, Tyler Stallings, Craig Stecyk, Deanne Stillman, Tom Wolfe
Ferus, Gagosian Gallery, New York, essay by Kirk Varnedoe
2001  
Phoenix Art Museum Collection Handbook, Phoenix Art Museum
2000  
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity. 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Essay by Stephanie Barron
1999  
Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
1998
California Art: 450 Years of Painting & Other Media, Nancy Dustin Wall Moure, Los Angeles
Selections from the Naomi Feldman Collection: Los Angeles Art 1962-1988, Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard-Westlake School, CA, forward by Michelle Isenberg
1997  
Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
1996  
American Images: The SBC Collection of Twentieth-Century American Art, SBC Communications, Inc., New York, preface by Laura Carey Martin, introduction by Walter Hopps
1993  
Billy Al Bengston, Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1992  
In Artists' Homes: the Living Spaces of Contemporary Artists, by Roberta Kimmel
Hand Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, essay by Dick Hebdige
1991  
Pop Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, essays by Marco Livingstone, Sarat Maharaj, Constance W. Glenn, Alfred Pacquement, Evelyn Weiss, Thomas Kellein, Dan Cameron
1990  
Billy Al Bengston, Paintings for the '90's, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica
The Ronald Reagan Building, Los Angeles, State of California, City of Los Angeles and The Los Angeles State Building Authority, essay by Jan Butterfield
The Art Collection of Pacific Enterprises, Pacific Enterprises, Los Angeles, essay by Jan Butterfield
Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA, essay by Ronald J. Onorato
1989  
Bengston, Alexander, Bell, Dill, Kauffman, Moses, Orr, Ruscha in Barcelona, Artgrafic Galeria d'Art, Barcelona, Spain, essay by Steve Afif
Daylight Savings, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain, essay by Dan Cameron
LA Pop in the Sixties, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, preface by Ann Ayres, essay by Karen Tsujimoto
California Painters: New Work, preface by Henry T. Hopkins
Art in Embasies, Twenty-Five Years at the U.S. Department of State, 1964-1989. Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies, Washington D.C., Douglas McCreary Greenwood.
1988  
Billy Al Bengston, Paintings of Three Decades, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, essays by Jane Livingston, Karen Tsujimoto, Henry T. Hopkins, Maurice Tuchman
1987  
Pop Art: U.S.A. - U.K., Odakyu Grand Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, text by Marco Livingstone
Made in U.S.A. - An Americanization in Modern Art, the '50s & 60s. University of California Press, Berkeley, Sidra Stich.
1986  
A Selected History of Contemporary Art: 1945-1986, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1985  
The Security Pacific Collection, 1970-1985: Selected Works, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art: Volume Two, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles, foreword by Nora Halpern, introduction by Henry T. Hopkins
Chouinard: An Art Vision, Betrayed, Astra Publishing, Inc. Encinitas, California, Robert Perrine
1984  
Artists Design Furniture, Denise Domergue, New York
The Art of California: Selected Works From The Collection of The Oakland Museum, The Oakland Museum Art Department, Oakland, introduction by Christina Orr-Cahall
1981  
Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, introduction by Maurice Tuchman, essays by Anne Bartlett Ayres, Susan C. Larsen, Christopher Knight and Michele D. De Angelus
Billy Al Bengston: Watercolors 1974-1980, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, essay by Jane Livingston
A Decade of Billy Al Bengston: The Seventies, San Diego State University, San Diego, essay by Jeff Perrone
1980  
Billy Al Bengston, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,    Washington, interview by Susan C. Larsen
1979  
The Decorative Impulse, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, essay by Janet Kardon
A Century of Ceramics in the United States 1878-1978, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, foreword by Ronald A. Kuchta, preface by Margie Hughto, essay by Garth Clark
1978  
Billy Al Bengston: Paintings of the Seventies, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, essay by Fredericka Hunter
The Museum of Drawers, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, essay by Herbert Distel
1977  
Watercolors and Related Media by Contemporary Californians, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, preface by Michael Smith
Billy Al Bengston: The Puerto Escondido Watercolor Suite 1977, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, preface by Henry T. Hopkins
1976  
New Works in Clay: By Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, foreword by Ronald A. Kuchta, introduction by Margie Hughto
The Last Time I Saw Ferus, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, essay by Betty Turnbull
1974  
Fifteen Abstract Artists: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, essay by Ronald A. Kuchta
American Pop Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, essay by Lawrence Alloway
Sunshine Museum: Contemporary Art on the West Coast, Peter Plagens, New York
1972  
West Coast, Kenstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, essays by Helmut Heisenbuttel and Helene Winter
The State of California Painting, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, essay by Michael Walls
Four Artists: Ruscha, Bengston, Alexander, Moses, Akron Art Institute, Ohio, essay by Al Radloff
1970  
The Highway, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, essays by Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi and John W. McCoubrey
1969  
Three Modern Masters: Billy Al Bengston, Edward Ruscha, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco, essay by Carol Linsley
Tamarind: Homage to Lithography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, preface by William S. Lieberman, introduction by Virginia Allen
Contemporary American Drawings, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, essay by Peter Plagens
Kompas IV: West Coast USA, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, foreward by Jean Leering, Eugen Thiemann and Zdenek Felix, introduction by Jean Leering
West Coast 1945-69, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, essay by John Coplans
1968  
Transparency/Reflection, Art Gallery, California State College, essay by Kurt von Meyer
Late Fifties at the Ferus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, essay by James Monte
Billy Al Bengston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, essay by James Monte
Renderings: Critical Essay on a Century of Modern Art, Max Kozloff, New York
Business Cards, Billy Al Bengston and Edward Ruscha, Los Angeles
1966  
Ten from Los Angeles, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Washington, introduction by John Coplans
Abstract Expressionist Ceramics, University of California at Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, essay by John Coplans
Pop Art, Lucy Lippard, New York
1965  
Pop Art and the American Tradition, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, essay by Tracy Atkinson
VIII Sao Paulo Bienal: United States of America, Museum de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil, preface and introduction by Walter Hopps
1963  
Six More, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, essay by Lawrence Alloway
Pop Art USA, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, forward by Paul Mills, essay by
John Coplans
1962  
Pacific Profile, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, essay by Constance Perkins
Fifty California Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, essay by Lloyd Goodrich and George D. Culle