Billy Al Bengston

(b. 1934)
Lot 207
Billy Al Bengston
Tom
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $8,125
September 30, 2018
Lot 227
Billy Al Bengston
Plates from in Barcelona Suite/Portfolio California (3)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $937
June 10, 2018
Lot 38
Billy Al Bengston
The Alamo - Yellow
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $20,000
February 25, 2018
Lot 39
Billy Al Bengston
The Alamo - Blue
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $22,500
February 25, 2018
Lot 258
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled (Dento)
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $25,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 259
Billy Al Bengston
Occasional table
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $3,437
October 22, 2017
Lot 260
Billy Al Bengston
Dracula Series #1
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $11,875
October 22, 2017
Lot 261
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled (2)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $9,375
October 22, 2017
Lot 74
Billy Al Bengston
Bushfire
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $5,937
May 22, 2016
Lot 75
Billy Al Bengston
Resting
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
May 22, 2016
Lot 76
Billy Al Bengston
5 Shapes 5 Dots
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,437
May 22, 2016
Lot 270
Billy Al Bengston
Oaxacan Blanket
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $5,000
February 21, 2016
Lot 271
Billy Al Bengston
Honolulu Watercolor
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $812
February 21, 2016
Lot 272
Billy Al Bengston
Blow Up 400 Miles
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $9,375
February 21, 2016
Lot 147
Billy Al Bengston
Playa Estrella Dracula
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Price Realized: $37,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 149
Billy Al Bengston
Vase
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,375
October 11, 2015
Lot 150
Billy Al Bengston
Mugs (2)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 151
Billy Al Bengston
Mugs (2)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,125
October 11, 2015
Lot 113
Billy Al Bengston
Mugs (2)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $5,625
May 17, 2015
Lot 114
Billy Al Bengston
Mugs (2)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $5,937
May 17, 2015
Lot 115
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled (3)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $5,000
May 17, 2015
Lot 116
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled Miniature
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $20,000
May 17, 2015
Lot 117
Billy Al Bengston
Augies Riviera Dracula
Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000
Price Realized: $87,500
May 17, 2015
Lot 44
Billy Al Bengston
John
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $46,875
March 1, 2015
Lot 257
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 12, 2014
Lot 254
Billy Al Bengston
Honolulu Watercolor #170 & Puerto Escondido #28 (2)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,500
October 13, 2013
Lot 255
Billy Al Bengston
Venice Watercolor
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $6,250
October 13, 2013
Lot 200
Billy Al Bengston
Count Dracula at the Chessboard
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $46,875
May 19, 2013
Lot 201
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled (Dento)
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $9,375
May 19, 2013
Lot 202
Billy Al Bengston
Honolulu Watercolor
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,125
May 19, 2013
Lot 43
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,437
December 16, 2012
Lot 106
Billy Al Bengston
Untitled
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 341
Billy Al Bengston
Honolulu Watercolor
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $875
June 26, 2011
Lot 342
Billy Al Bengston
Victoria C
Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized: $1,375
June 26, 2011
Lot 188
Billy Al Bengston
Lipo Draculas
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
March 6, 2011
Lot 199
Billy Al Bengston
Tom
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $9,375
March 6, 2011
Lot 93
Billy Al Bengston
Victoria
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,140
June 29, 2008
Lot 182
Billy Al Bengston
The Alamo
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,500
December 3, 2006

About The Artist


Still residing in Venice, California, Billy Al Bengston burst onto the scene in the 1950s with his passion for motorcycle racing and art. After his discharge from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1955 for depleting the clay supply, he enrolled at the Otis Art Institute to study under Peter Voulkos whom he later named as a significant influence, along with Richard Diebenkorn. Bengston found immediate success in the Los Angeles art scene with multiple solo shows at Ferus Gallery and a 1968 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His artistic output, mainly sculpture and painting, is informed by a variety of influences, from his love of motorcycles and car-detailing techniques to recurring geometric shapes similar to those of Jasper Johns. Art historian Andrew Perchuck describes Bengston as one of the "West Coast artists, including Robert Irwin and Ken Price, who were instrumental in redefining the terms of artistic identity in the early 60s by insisting that sub-cultural affinities and leisure-time activities (surfing, car customizing) were at the foundation of their artistic personas."

 

“Billy Al Bengston.” OTIS. Otis College of Art and Design, 2013. Web. 8 May 2013.

 

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