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Billy Al Bengston (b. 1934)
THE ALAMO - YELLOW, 1969
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 14,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
472
Billy Al Bengston (b. 1934)
THE ALAMO - YELLOW, 1969
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 14,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Billy Al Bengston (b. 1934)
THE ALAMO - YELLOW, 1969
lacquer and polyester resin on aluminum; impressed with the artist's initials, signed with the artist's initials, numbered '12/20' and dated '1969' 
36 by 34 in. (91.4 by 86.4 cm.)
Executed in 1969, this is number 12 from an edition of 20.
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Provenance

Artist Studio, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner 'circa' 1985

Catalogue Note

Although he studied at the Los Angeles City College, the California College of Arts & Crafts and Otis Art Institute, Billy Al Bengston was shaped by the widespread and prolific group of Los Angeles artists with whom he surrounded himself-- including Peter Voulkos, Edward Kienholz, Ken Price and Richard Diebenkorn.  Bengston transformed his studio, which he referred to as The Artist Studio, into an exhibition space to showcase his peers' work alongside his own and sell pieces directly.  The monochromatic palette and chevron symbols present in 'The Alamo - Yellow' were developed in the 1960s, but Bengston continues to explore these themes in his current work.

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