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b. 1935, New Zealand

Billy Apple Related Press

10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions to see in June Related Press 10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions to see in June 5 June 2018, Hong Kong Tatler

New Zealand artist Billy Apple seems to have always been in the right place at the right time. In the early 1960s, he moved from Auckland to London and worked alongside artists who would become leading figures in the Pop Art movement, including David Hockney and Pauline Boty. After that he moved on to New York, and in 1964 he collaborated with...

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Three Apple Transactions Related Press Three Apple Transactions 19 February 2017, EyeContact

In this Starkwhite installation of three historic 'Transaction' works - Apple's N.F.S. (1987), his P.O.A. (1987) and his working drawing for an earlier For Sale painting (1961), made by his corporeal and mental predecessor, the artist Barrie Bates, a year before he became the living artwork, Billy Apple - we see an examination of some...

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Mercurial consistency: Billy Apple Related Press Mercurial consistency: Billy Apple 4 September 2015, Art Asia Pacific

Without question one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most remarkable artists, Billy Apple is nearing 80. His lengthy, and still ongoing, career has encompassed direct involvement in some of the most crucial phenomena of postwar and contemporary art, from Pop to Conceptualism, body art to institutional critique—sometimes all together. While...

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Compatible Partnership or Domination? Related Press Compatible Partnership or Domination? 31 July 2015, EyeContact

With its official opening last Saturday morning, the latest transmutation of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is now open for public inspection, alongside its dazzling new neighbour and partner (by virtue of sharing the same director), the Len Lye Centre. New Zealand Aotearoa’s art communities will watch Simon Rees with interest as he...

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