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WILLIAM COPLEY CPLY

BIO

(1919 – 1996) William N. Copley (CPLY), courtesy of the William N. Copley Estate (Copley LLC), was an American painter, writer, gallerist, collector, patron, publisher, and art entrepreneur. He pioneered a distinctive path through numerous channels of post-war art.  Splitting much of his time between America and Paris he established an imperative connection between the European Surrealist and the American Pop Art movements. Copley’s work drew heavily on satire and humor. In particular he focused his humorous views on his own understanding of differences and challenges between men and women in romantic and sexual relationships. His cartoonish imagery was linked to American and Mexican folk art and fit right in with the Pop movement in America in the early 1960’s. Today, his work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. CPLY has been the subject of numerous single artist shows; retrospectives at the Stedelijk Museum (1966), Kunsthalle Bern (1980), Centre Georges Pompidou (1981) and the Museum Frieder Burda (2011) and has taken part in notable group exhibitions including documenta 5 and documenta 7.


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Courtesy of  the William N. Copley Estate (COPLY LLC)

Frigid Bridget, 2013

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Courtesy of  the William N. Copley Estate (COPLY LLC)

Mesdames Butterflies,  2013

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59" Wide

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Courtesy of  the William N. Copley Estate (COPLY LLC)

Les Malheures D'A, 2013

Poly Twill 

59" Wide

Textile