May 12, 2022 - Sale 2604

Sale 2604 - Lot 403

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Untitled (Hawaii).

Watercolor and collage on white wove paper, 1981. 1422x1080 mm; 56x42 1/2 inches. With the artist's studio label, verso.

Exhibited: "Billy Al Bengston: Paintings of Three Decades", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, May 14-June 26, 1988 and The Oakland Museum, Oakland, July 23-October 30, 1988, with the labels on the frame back.

Provenance: Texas Gallery, Houston, with the label on the frame back; private collection, Austin.

Bengston (born 1934) moved to Los Angeles in 1948 and lives and works in Venice Beach, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. He studied under Richard Diebenkorn at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, and the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. He was part of the group of California artists who were laying foundations for an avant-garde artistic movement in Los Angeles and started exhibiting his work at Ferus Gallery in 1957. His work is held in the permanent collection at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, among others.