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Billy Al Bengston papers, circa 1940s-1989, (bulk 1968-1988)

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Series 6: Project Files , 1968-1987
0.25 Linear feet
Boxes 8-9

This series includes scattered correspondence, agreements, floor plans, notes, and printed materials related to several of Bengston's commissions and projects. Projects include the book Business Cards with Ed Ruscha, work with Mexican weavers and ceramicists, and the construction of a studio in Hawaii. Commission files are found for artwork Bengston executed for various public buildings in California, including the California State Office Building and the Prestonwood Towne Center. Also found are files concerning Bengston's Zodiac series, work on posters for the 1984 Olympic Games and the Broadway, watercolors to raise money for Jerry Brown's 1982 gubenatorial campaign, and designs for the house of Roy and Carol Doumani. Also found are a few scattered miscellaneous files concerning an exhibition held at Bengston's studio and one at the Security Pacific Bank.
Photographs related to projects and commissions are found in Series 10, Photographs.
Description Container Select
Artist Studio Open House, 1973-1975
8
56
Blankets, 1977-1979
8
57
The Broadway, 1981-1982
9
1
Building Arts Production Company, 1987
9
2
Business Cards, Correspondence, 1973-1975
9
3
Business Cards, Financial Materials, 1968-1977
9
4-5
Business Cards, Notes, circa 1968
9
6
Business Cards, Printed Materials, 1968
9
7
California State Office Building, Long Beach, 1981-1983
9
8
Doumani House, circa 1978-1984
9
9
Exhibition Announcement Contest, 1973
9
10
Hawaii Studio, circa 1979
9
11
Houston Ballet, 1978-1979
9
12
Institute of Experimental Printmaking, 1978-1985
9
13
Irvine Hilton, 1984-1986
(2 folders)
9
14-15
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1976
9
16
Mexican Ceramics, 1973-1974
9
17
Olympic Poster, 1981-1983
(2 folders)
9
18-19
Prestonwood Towne Center, 1977
9
20
Scarf Design, 1977
9
21
Security Pacific Bank Exhibition, 1978
9
22
Sidecar, 1984-1985
9
23
Venice Family Clinic, 1984
9
24
Watercolors For Jerry Brown Campaign, 1982
9
25
Zodiac, 1970s-1980s
(2 folders)
9
26-27

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