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Billy Al Bengston (June 7, 1934 – October 8, 2022) was an American visual artist and sculptor who lived and worked in Venice, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii. Bengston was probably best known for work he created that reflected California's "Kustom" car and motorcycle culture. He pioneered the use of sprayed layers of automobile lacquer in fine art and often used colors that were psychedelic and shapes that were mandala-like. ARTnews referred to Bengston as a "giant of Los Angeles's postwar art scene."
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A central figure in the Los Angeles avant-garde of the 1960s, Bengston's paintings are highly influenced by Southern California's car and motorcycle culture. In the 1970s, he began producing watercolors and designing furniture, and his paintings have taken on a more romantic tone.
Artist, Ceramicist, Painter, Sculptor
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