Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Billy Al Bengston

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bengst20
Creators:
Bengston, Billy Al
Simms, Matthew Thomas
Dates:
2020 July 29
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Item
(27 min.)
digital, mp4
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Billy Al Bengston conducted 2020 July 29, by Matthew Simms, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Bengston's home in Venice, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Billy Al Bengston (1934-2022) was a painter in 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.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This interview is open for research.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Recorded on Zoom (videoconferencing software)

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds an interview with Billy Al Bengston conducted 1980 September 9, by Susan Larsen, an interview with Bengston conducted 2002 August 7 and 2002 October 2, by Susan Ford Morgan, and the Billy Al Bengston papers.

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Repository Contact
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