Lot 57

Billy Al Bengston (1934-2022): Honolulu Watercolor

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for

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$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Watercolor on paper, 1979,  unsigned, with the artist's label on the back of the frame.

29 x 20 ¼ in. (sheet), 33 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. (frame).

Note: The Didion-Dunne family spent a considerable amount of time in Hawaii. Didion wrote about Hawaii in several of her essays and books, including In the Islands, Letter from Paradise, and The Year of Magical Thinking. Her favorite hotel was The Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu on the south shore of Oahu. The hotel figures prominently in the opening of In the Islands where Didion wrote "I had better tell you where I am, and why. I am sitting in a high-ceilinged room in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel...."


In excellent condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.