Sunday, February 07, 2016

a few years ago i read an article about l.a. based artist billy al bengston in my favorite, now closed down, magazine shop, the newsbeat.  i loved the newsbeat.  i would stop in at least three times a month from the early 2000s to its closure.  the store had a wonderful selection of periodicals including a large choice of art mags.  that is how i discovered billy al bengston.  and i wondered where the hell he'd been all my life.  he's the kind of dude who created a kind of abstract pop art that incorporated suburban malls and asian influence.  i still haven't seen a bengston painting in person.  but, below is a video presentation of billy al bengston show from 1969.  hopefully the artist gets an art book of his own soon.


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