Bibliography (Selected books and catalogs)


Pacific Profile, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, essay by Constance Perkins

Fifty California Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, essay by Lloyd Goodrich and George D. Culler


Six More, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, essay by Lawrence Alloway

Pop Art USA, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, forward by Paul Mills, essay by John Coplans


Pop Art and the American Tradition, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, essay by Tracy Atkinson

VIII Sao Paulo Bienal: United States of America, Museum de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil, preface and introduction by Walter Hopps


Ten from Los Angeles, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Washington, introduction by John Coplans

Abstract Expressionist Ceramics, University of California at Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, essay by John Coplans

Pop Art, Lucy Lippard, New York


Transparency/Reflection, Art Gallery, California State College, essay by Kurt von Meyer

Late Fifties at the Ferus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, essay by James Monte

Billy Al Bengston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, essay by James Monte

Renderings: Critical Essay on a Century of Modern Art, Max Kozloff, New York

Business Cards, Billy Al Bengston and Edward Ruscha, Los Angeles


Three Modern Masters: Billy Al Bengston, Edward Ruscha, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco, essay by Carol Linsley

Tamarind: Homage to Lithography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, preface by William S. Lieberman, introduction by Virginia Allen

Contemporary American Drawings, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, essay by Peter Plagens

Kompas IV: West Coast USA, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, foreward by Jean Leering, Eugen Thiemann and Zdenek Felix, introduction by Jean Leering

West Coast 1945-69, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, essay by John Coplans


The Highway, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, essays by Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi and John W. McCoubrey


West Coast, Kenstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, essays by Helmut Heisenbuttel and Helene Winter

The State of California Painting, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, essay by Michael Walls

Four Artists: Ruscha, Bengston, Alexander, Moses, Akron Art Institute, Ohio, essay by Al Radloff


Fifteen Abstract Artists: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, essay by Ronald A. Kuchta

American Pop Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, essay by Lawrence Alloway

Sunshine Museum: Contemporary Art on the West Coast, Peter Plagens, New York


New Works in Clay: By Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, foreword by Ronald A. Kuchta, introduction by Margie Hughto

The Last Time I Saw Ferus, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, essay by Betty Turnbull


Watercolors and Related Media by Contemporary Californians, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, preface by Michael Smith

Billy Al Bengston: The Puerto Escondido Watercolor Suite 1977, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles

Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, preface by Henry T. Hopkins


Billy Al Bengston: Paintings of the Seventies, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, essay by Fredericka Hunter

The Museum of Drawers, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, essay by Herbert Distel


The Decorative Impulse, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, essay by Janet Kardon

A Century of Ceramics in the United States 1878-1978, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, foreword by Ronald A. Kuchta, preface by Margie Hughto, essay by Garth Clark


Billy Al Bengston, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, interview by Susan C. Larsen


Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, introduction by Maurice Tuchman, essays by Anne Bartlett Ayres, Susan C. Larsen, Christopher Knight and Michele D. De Angelus

Billy Al Bengston: Watercolors 1974-1980, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, essay by Jane Livingston

A Decade of Billy Al Bengston: The Seventies, San Diego State University, San Diego, essay by Jeff Perrone


Artists Design Furniture, Denise Domergue, New York

The Art of California: Selected Works From The Collection of The Oakland Museum, The Oakland Museum Art Department, Oakland, introduction by Christina Orr-Cahall


The Security Pacific Collection, 1970-1985: Selected Works, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles

Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art: Volume Two, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles, foreword by Nora Halpern, introduction by Henry T. Hopkins

Chouinard: An Art Vision, Betrayed, Astra Publishing, Inc. Encinitas, California, Robert Perrine


A Selected History of Contemporary Art: 1945-1986, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Pop Art: U.S.A. - U.K., Odakyu Grand Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, text by Marco Livingstone

Made in U.S.A. - An Americanization in Modern Art, the '50s & 60s. University of California Press, Berkeley, Sidra Stich.


Billy Al Bengston, Paintings of Three Decades, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, essays by Jane Livingston, Karen Tsujimoto, Henry T. Hopkins, Maurice Tuchman


Bengston, Alexander, Bell, Dill, Kauffman, Moses, Orr, Ruscha in Barcelona, Artgrafic Galeria d'Art, Barcelona, Spain, essay by Steve Afif

Daylight Savings, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain, essay by Dan Cameron

LA Pop in the Sixties, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, preface by Ann Ayres, essay by Karen Tsujimoto

California Painters: New Work, preface by Henry T. Hopkins

Art in Embasies, Twenty-Five Years at the U.S. Department of State, 1964-1989. Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies, Washington D.C., Douglas McCreary Greenwood.


Billy Al Bengston, Paintings for the '90's, James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica

The Ronald Reagan Building, Los Angeles, State of California, City of Los Angeles and The Los Angeles State Building Authority, essay by Jan Butterfield

The Art Collection of Pacific Enterprises, Pacific Enterprises, Los Angeles, essay by Jan Butterfield

Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA, essay by Ronald J. Onorato


Pop Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, essays by Marco Livingstone, Sarat Maharaj, Constance W. Glenn, Alfred Pacquement, Evelyn Weiss, Thomas Kellein, Dan Cameron


In Artists' Homes: the Living Spaces of Contemporary Artists, by Roberta Kimmel

Hand Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955-62, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, essay by Dick Hebdige


Billy Al Bengston, Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


American Images: The SBC Collection of Twentieth-Century American Art, SBC Communications, Inc., New York, preface by Laura Carey Martin, introduction by Walter Hopps


Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark


California Art: 450 Years of Painting & Other Media, Nancy Dustin Wall Moure, Los Angeles

Selections from the Naomi Feldman Collection: Los Angeles Art 1962-1988, Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard-Westlake School, CA, forward by Michelle Isenberg


Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity. 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Essay by Stephanie Barron


Phoenix Art Museum Collection Handbook, Phoenix Art Museum


Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum in association with Gingko Press Inc., essays by Bolton Colburn, Ben Finney, Tyler Stallings, Craig Stecyk, Deanne Stillman, Tom Wolfe

Ferus, Gagosian Gallery, New York, essay by Kirk Varnedoe


American Art, Wilfred Davis Fletcher Collection, Boise Art Museum, ID

The Studio Book, Melba Levick (photographs), Kathleen Riquelme (text), New York

A Happening Place, The Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA, essays by Constance W. Glenn and Sid Sachs


Brian Wilson, An Art Book, London, edited by Alex Farquharson

Paint on Metal, modern and contemporary explorations and discoveries, Tuscon Museum of Art, AZ, essay by Julie Sasse

Art for Wine, Benziger and Imagery Estate Wineries, Glen Ellen, CA


Otis L.A. , Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Otis College of Art and Design, essay by Barbara Isenberg

Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, essays by Catherine Grenier and Howard N. Fox


Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art, Auckland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Hot Spots. Rio de Janeiro / Milano-Torino / Los Angeles, 1956 Bis 1969, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom Santa Monica Press LLC, CA, by Brian Chidester and Domenic Priore

This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Forward by Jeremy Strick, Essays by Ann Goldstein, Rebecca Morse, and Paul Schimmel


Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, by Sarah Shrank

Conversations with Frank Gehry, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, by Barbara Isenberg

The Ferus Gallery: A Place to Begin, Steidl Germany, by Kristine McKenna


Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Co-edited by Lisa Gabrielle Mark and Paul Schimmel

Mysterious Objects Portraits of Joan Quinn, Santa Ana College Foundation, CA

Los Angeles 40 Artists, Photographs by Jim McHugh, Essay by Kristine McKenna

Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980, Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh

Rebels in Paradise, Henry Holt and Company, LLC, NY, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp


Pop Art Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Essay by Bettina Korintenberg

Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, Essays by Frank O. Gehry, Stephanie Barron, Dave Hickey, Phyllis Tuchman, MaLin Wilson-Power, and Lauren Bergman

Clay's Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968, The J. Paul Getty Museum,Los Angeles, CA and Scripps College, Claremont, CA, Essays by Michael Duncan, Frank Lloyd, Mary Davis MacNaughton, Suzanne Muchnic, Peter Plagens, and Karen Tsujimoto.


Transcendental Bengston-tation, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NY, Essay by Mary Agnes Donoghue

The Long March of Pop: Art Music and Design 1930-1995, Yale University Press, by Thomas Crow

The Avant-Garde Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA,

A Family Affair: Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, CA, Essays by Molly S. Hutton, Evelyn C. Hankins, and David Cateforis

Archives of American Art Journal, Volume 53 Numbers 1 & 2, Fall 2014, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Essay by Monica Steinberg


Archives of American Art Journal, Volume 54 Number 2, Fall 2015, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Essay by Matthew Simms

Out of Sight: the Los Angeles art scene of the sixties, Other Press, NY, by William Hackman

Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane Artist Book Invitation Men's RTW Spring 2016 Collection, Paris

The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Schlenger Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, CT, Essay by John Stuart Gordon

Gianni Piacentino, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Essay by Germano Celant

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, by Paul Goldberger


Portraits of Artists, Utg LLC, NY, by Manfredi Gioacchini

Billy Al Bengston: My B.S.A. 350cc Gold Star & Blues for Aub (get it?), Venus New York.

Bengston: Paintings from the 1980s, Neuendorf Projects, Berlin


Design in California and Mexico 1915-1985: Found in Translation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, Essay Staci Steinberger

Dentos, Parrasch-Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Introduction by Ed Ruscha

Collecting on the Edge, Utah State University Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Essay by Bolton T. Colburn

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