Billy Al Bengston: Watercolors 1974-1980
Softcover, Color, 40 pages, 6x7.5"
"The overall sense of development in the watercolors from 1974 to the present is of a transition from works whose main articulation is both heraldic and schematic and whose formal character is 'closed' and traditionally painterly, through a second phase whose nature is increasingly open and atmospheric and referent to specific geographic location, and into a third group of watercolors whose combination of natural imagery and assemblage represents a genuine act of synthesis. The most recent watercolors, in their translucent layerings and overlappings and collage-like organization, constitute one of the artist's most important bodies of work."
-Jane Livingston, from the introduction