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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