Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Business Cards’, 1968, Heritage Auctions

Published by Billy Al Bengston and Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles

Condition Report: 5-1/2 inch hard crease upper left corner of the back cover and several other pages; creases throughout; polaroid on front has tear, abrasions, and smudges; both artist's signatures are smeared; smudges and stains through out each page.

Signature: Signed by both artist's in ink on front cover

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Billy Al Bengston

A flamboyant character and a key figure in the Ferus Gallery circle in Los Angeles, Billy Al Bengston is associated with West Coast Pop and best known for spray painting dented sheets of square aluminum with lacquer. These highly finished pieces often featured car and motorcycle motifs, such as the chevron symbol placed at the center of his works, and many include Bengston’s signature sergeant’s stripes, or abstracted images of hearts. His interest in car culture would inspire Judy Chicago, a student of Bengston’s, to attend auto body school and eventually use spray paint techniques.

American, b. 1934, Dodge City, Kansas, based in Los Angeles, California

Group Shows

2015
Andrew Weiss Gallery, 
Santa Monica,
The Cool School in Barcelona