Houston, TX: Texas Gallery, 1979. Measures 19" chest, 27.25" length, red cotton short sleeve, tag reads Russell Athletic, M.
T-shirt for a 1979 exhibit by Southern California "Finish Fetish" pop artist Bengston at Houston's Texas Gallery. The artist began his long association with Texas Gallery in the early 1970s, with his most recent show with them in 2017. The name and address of the gallery appear on the t-shirt in glittery green, along with several of Bengston's iris motifs, which appear regularly in Bengston's "Dracula" series, so named by fellow artist Ken Price - with whom Bengston shared a studio in the 60s - because they looked to him like Dracula entering a window. Unworn. Item #5897