Seattle, San Francisco, 1948 -
Billy King's "Birth of a Chevy," below, was the kick-off event of the
Ensemble Street Players' Radical Theater Week at the University of
Washington, September, 1969.
He was a featured performer in "The Smut Show," Ensemble Players, below,
and performing fellatio on the anatomically-correct stuffed pig in
Rochelle Owen's "Futz, and What Came After."
Billy had recently acquired in Seattle a silk-screen machine and he set
experimenting. He made a big mess, of course, but also a lot of
great art. In defiance of tradition he numbered everything he did
And shaving. Nice.
Billy and his wife Olga, below, performed in the "lunch-time" tableau, "Meet
Me At the Soda Fountain," at the Polly Friedlander Gallery in Seattle,
In 1974, in San Francisco,
Billy King organized the memorable
art event, "Butt Prints," where he painted the butts of attendees
with a roller of blue paint and printed them on a long roll of paper
which he then hung around the rooms. Memorable.
Later that year, back in Seattle.
In 1975, he posed at the Woolworth's counter for a
special Christmas greeting.
This photgraph, below, accompanied Billy's press release for his Open Studio
in Pioneer Square, Seattle, May, 1984.
His pastel drawing on an historic blackboard, below, was featured in the
glossy, Northwest Living magazine, 1988.
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