Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions
Billy Al Bengston, ‘Untitled; Brooks; Untitled No. 1; CK-1, from the In Barcelona portfolio, Untitled, and Crazy Wisdom (six works)’, 1988-1989, Heritage Auctions

Ed. 9/50; Ed. 18/75; HC 3/10 (aside from an edition of 75); Ed. 50/75; Ed. 55/75; Ed. 16/50.
18 x 20 inches (45.7 x 50.8 cm) (image, largest).
22 x 30 inches (55.8 x 76.2 cm) (sheet, largest).

Signature: Each signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin.

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

Solo Shows

2016

About Peter Alexander

Among the pioneering California-based Light and Space artists, Peter Alexander has spent the course of his career focusing intensely on light and its manifold effects in his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints. From 1965-72, Alexander worked with resin, producing subtle, luminous, pastel-hued sculptures that seemed to be crafted from light itself. In the early 1970s, he turned to painting, drawing, and printmaking with an almost Impressionistic handling of light, suffusing the works with color and a palpable sense of atmosphere. Alexander’s two-dimensional works display a masterful handling of sun- and moonlight, city lights, illuminated water, and, in a charming series of drawings of midnight-black cats, the total absorption of light into velvety darkness.

American, b. 1939, Los Angeles, California, based in Santa Monica, California

Exhibition Highlights

2016
Craig Krull Gallery, 
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
Strokes
2011
Craig Krull Gallery, 
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
Survey 1970 - 2010

About Laddie John Dill

A central figure in the California Light and Space movement, Laddie John Dill has been crafting light and earthy materials like concrete, glass, sand, and metal into luminous sculptures, wall pieces, and installations since the 1970s. Referring to his choice of materials, Dill explains: “I was influenced by [Robert] Rauschenberg, Keith Sonnier, Robert Smithson, Dennis Oppenheim, and Robert Irwin, who were working with earth materials, light, and space as an alternative to easel painting.” Among his most celebrated works is an untitled installation from 1971, for which Dill filled a gallery with mounds of pale sand, topped with precisely arranged glass panels illuminated by the soft, green glow of argon lighting set just beneath the surface. When he does use canvas, he paints with pigments derived from cement and natural oxides.

American, b. 1943, Long Beach, California, based in Venice, California

Solo Shows

2017
2013
NYEHAUS, 
New York,
Laddie John Dill: Elementary

Group Shows

About Robert Craig Kauffman

About Ed Moses

Considered one of the foremost postwar abstract painters in the Southern California scene, working alongside a generation of artists known as the “cool school,” Ed Moses has been engaged in what he sees as a continual process of discovery for more than half a century. As he describes, “Painting is like discovery, trying this, trying that, bending this, twirling that, and then every once in a while it goes bing!” His compositions include Braque-inspired, semi-representational scenes; abstract, allover patterns; color fields; hard-edged geometric shapes; and, recently, what he calls his “crackle paintings,” whose cracked and layered surfaces resemble tree bark or parched ground. He was among the first generation of artists to be shown at L.A.’s legendary Ferus Gallery in 1957, and his work continues to be exhibited worldwide. For Moses, however, success is secondary to the pleasure of painting itself.

American, b. 1926, Long Beach, California, based in Los Angeles, California

About Eric Orr