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Billy Al Bengston

Born in 1934, Dodge City, United States

Died in 2022


American contemporary artist Billy Al Bengston (1934-2022) worked in painting and sculpture. In the 1960s, Bengston started to show at the Ferus Gallery, which was founded by Walter Hopps and Edward Kienholz. Bengston was inspired by the innovation of Jasper Johns, who included American flags and US maps in his works. He began to experiment with popular iconographies, such as abstracted commercial logos, motorcycles, hearts and eventually, his iconic chevrons. His practice was loosely informed ...Read more