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

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Series 9: Printed Materials , 1958-1988
1.25 Linear feet
Boxes 9-10, OV 1-2

This series includes clippings, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, posters, press releases, and reproductions of artwork. Clippings are about Bengston, reviews of group and solo exhibitions, articles about southern California art and culture, and coverage of art and social events. The majority of exhibition catalogs are for group exhibitions, while exhibition announcements include both solo and group shows. Also included are advertisements, product catalogs, bus schedules, and athletic and outdoor club brochures collected for Bengston's personal use. Of interest is a poster for Bengston's first exhibition in 1956, the exhibition catalog for Bengston's first solo exhibition in 1958, a poster for a 1962 exhibition autographed by Buster Keaton, and the exhibition catalog designed by Ed Ruscha for Bengston's 1968 retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Description Container Select
Advertisements, circa 1981
9
65
Biographical Sketch, circa 1978
9
66
Book Catalog, 1988
9
67
Catalog of Exhibitions, 1981
9
68
Catalogs, 1985 and circa 1980s
9
69
Clippings
Articles About Bengston, 1968-1975, 1977-1985
(3 folders)
9
70-72
General Clippings, 1962-1964, 1966-1988
(22 folders; see also OV 1)
9
73-94
Reviews and Notices, 1962, 1968-1988
(18 folders; see also OV 1-2)
10
1-18
Exhibition Announcements, 1959, 1970-1984, 1988
(3 folders)
10
19-21
Catalogs, 1958, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976-1977, 1979, 1981-1984
(5 folders)
10
22-26
Exhibition Flyers, circa 1969
10
27
Furniture Advertisements and Catalogs, 1981
10
28
Hawaii Materials, circa 1976
10
29
Invitations, 1976
10
30
Los Angeles Children's Museum, 1979
10
31
Maps, 1978
10
32
Postcards, circa 1970s-1980s
10
33
Posters, 1969-1970, 1973, 1975-1976, 1978-1983
(3 folders; see also OV 2)
10
34-36
Press Releases, 1968-1969, 1971-1972, 1976-1978, 1982, 1984, 1988
10
37
Reproductions of Art Work, 1970s-1980s
10
38
Running Seminar Brochure, 1979
10
39
General Clippings, 1964, 1966, 1971, 1974
(see also Box 9, F73-94)
OV 1
Reviews and Notices, 1965, 1967-1968
(see also Box 10, F1-18)
OV 1
Reviews and Notices, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978-1979
(see also Box 10, F1-18)
OV 2
Posters, 1956, 1960-1962, 1988
(see also Box 10, F34-36)
OV 2

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.