Oral history interview with Billy Al Bengston

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bengst02
Creators:
Bengston, Billy Al
Morgan, Susan Ford
Dates:
2002 August 7-October 2
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
33 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Billy Al Bengston conducted 2002 August 7 and 2002 October 2, by Susan Ford Morgan, for the Archives of American Art, in subject's studio/home, in Venice, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Billy Al Bengston (1934- ) is a painter from Venice, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hrs., 6 min.
General
Sound Quality is poor. Session 2 inaudible. Interviewer did not check taping quality before taping interview.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruscha, Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/