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(1919 – 1996), USA

William N. Copley Biography

William N. Copley was a painter, writer, gallerist and publisher, along the way charting a vital link between the European Surrealist and the American Pop Art movements. Recent exhibitions include William N. Copley, Drawings (1962 - 1973) at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Finally We Laugh at Galerie Linn Luhn, Düsseldorf, and a retrospective at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden Baden. His work is collected both in private and public collections worldwide. The work of CPLY has been the subject of numerous single artist shows and a traveling retrospective at the Kunsthalle Bern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and has been exhibited in several important group exhibitions, including documenta 5 and documenta 7.

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William N. Copley was a painter, writer, gallerist and publisher, along the way charting a vital link between the European Surrealist and the American Pop Art movements. Recent exhibitions include William N. Copley, Drawings (1962 - 1973) at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Finally We Laugh at Galerie Linn Luhn, Düsseldorf, and a retrospective at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden Baden. His work is collected both in private and public collections worldwide. The work of CPLY has been the subject of numerous single artist shows and a traveling retrospective at the Kunsthalle Bern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and has been exhibited in several important group exhibitions, including documenta 5 and documenta 7.

William N. Copley Featured Artworks

La Paloma by William N. Copley contemporary artwork
William N. CopleyLa Paloma, 1972Acrylic on canvas
96.5 x 129.5 cm
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Rideaux de Pommes by William N. Copley contemporary artwork
William N. CopleyRideaux de Pommes, 1957Acrylic on canvas
55 x 46.2 x 1.8 cm
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So Don't Look by William N. Copley contemporary artwork
William N. CopleySo Don't Look, 1987Acrylic, oil, lace and buttons on canvas
80.5 x 136 x 5.4 cm
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William N. Copley Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, William N. Copley, Room #4 at KEWENIG, Berlin
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6–25 April 2020 William N. Copley Room #4 KEWENIG, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Nudes at Sadie Coles HQ, London
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11 April–26 May 2018 Group Exhibition Nudes Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street

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The best American art of 2016 Related Press The best American art of 2016 19 December 2016, The Guardian

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Norton Museum of Art No more play. If 2016 endures in American history as a year of epochal disaster, then it will be fair to ask, in the grim years to come: how on earth could artists have joked around so much while the darkness gathered? But in a year whose most debated exhibition came from a quartet of dim New York...

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