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Billy Al Bengston: Beauty, Sensuality, Humor---and a Good Meal

Billy Al Bengston

In the late 1950’s, a group of artists kick started modern art on the West coast, defining a new,  California-based style.  LA Cool blended with the cocktails and cool jazz of the period, and was practiced by artists eager to leave European traditions behind.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on an upcoming exhibition involving two key artists of the era.

Billy Al Bengston’s Secret Pop Up Exhibition opens Friday, July 26 for three days only at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  This Friday, “Hawai’i Icon” is the theme for Art After Dark, celebrating the period when Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams created works here. 





Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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