William Nelson Copley

American, 1919–1996

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Forging an unprecedented and unlikely link between the European Surrealist and American Pop Art movements, William N. Copley painted sweetly humorous, softly pornographic vignettes. His works are Surrealist in their unbridled expressions of sexual …

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Man and Woman, 1978
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
£126
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Print
Screenprint in colours, on Somerset paper
81.3 x 61.6 cm
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£126
Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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Man and Woman, 1978
Screenprint in colours, on Somerset paper
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
£126
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58% est
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Print
81.3 x 61.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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£126
Sans titre, 1964
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€10,625
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Work on Paper
felt pen on paper
46.5 x 59.0 cm
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€10,625
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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William Nelson Copley (1919-1996) signé et daté 'CPLY 64' (en bas à gauche) feutre sur papier 59 x 46.5 cm. Réalisé en 1964. signed and dated 'CPLY 64' (lower left) felt pen on paper 23 ¼ x 18 ¼ in. Executed in 1964.
Sans titre, 1964
felt pen on paper
Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
€10,625
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Work on Paper
46.5 x 59.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€10,625
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William Nelson Copley (1919-1996) signé et daté 'CPLY 64' (en bas à gauche) feutre sur papier 59 x 46.5 cm. Réalisé en 1964. signed and dated 'CPLY 64' (lower left) felt pen on paper 23 ¼ x 18 ¼ in. Executed in 1964.
Bon Pour Ou Croix, 1966
Sold on May 14, 2021
$47,500
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Work on Paper
acrylic and gouache on paper
76.0 x 56.4 cm
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$47,500
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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WILLIAM NELSON COPLEY (1919-1996) signed and dated 'CPLY 66' (lower left); signed again and titled 'BON POUR OU CHOIX CPLY' (on the reverse) acrylic and gouache on paper 22 x 30 in. (56.4 x 76 cm.) Painted in 1966.
Bon Pour Ou Croix, 1966
acrylic and gouache on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$47,500
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Work on Paper
76.0 x 56.4 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$47,500
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WILLIAM NELSON COPLEY (1919-1996) signed and dated 'CPLY 66' (lower left); signed again and titled 'BON POUR OU CHOIX CPLY' (on the reverse) acrylic and gouache on paper 22 x 30 in. (56.4 x 76 cm.) Painted in 1966.
Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1965
Sold on Feb 17, 2021
€252,000
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
117.0 x 89.0 cm
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€252,000
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Feb 17, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed and dated 65 acrylic on canvas 89 x 117 cm ; 35⅜ x 46⅝in. Executed in 1965. signé et daté 65 acrylique sur toile 89 x 117 cm ; 35⅜ x 46⅝in. Exécuté en 1965.
Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1965
acrylic on canvas
Feb 17, 2021
Sotheby's
€252,000
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Painting
117.0 x 89.0 cm
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Feb 17, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
€252,000
Description
signed and dated 65 acrylic on canvas 89 x 117 cm ; 35⅜ x 46⅝in. Executed in 1965. signé et daté 65 acrylique sur toile 89 x 117 cm ; 35⅜ x 46⅝in. Exécuté en 1965.
Venezia
Sold on Dec 21, 2020
€3,584
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Work on Paper
felt-tip pen on paper
32.5 x 35.0 cm
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€3,584
Auction Sale
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
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signed, titled and with dedication, felt-tip pen on paper, 35 x 32.5 cm, framed
Venezia
felt-tip pen on paper
Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
€3,584
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Work on Paper
32.5 x 35.0 cm
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Dec 21, 2020
Dorotheum
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€3,584
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signed, titled and with dedication, felt-tip pen on paper, 35 x 32.5 cm, framed
Untitled, 1919-1996
Sold on Dec 1, 2020
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Work on Paper
marker, graphite and ink on paper
14.6 x 17.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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William Nelson Copley (1919-1996) Untitled signed 'CPLY' (lower right) marker, graphite and ink on paper 5 ¾ x 7 in. (14.6 x 17.8 cm.)
Untitled, 1919-1996
marker, graphite and ink on paper
Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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Work on Paper
14.6 x 17.8 cm
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Dec 1, 2020
Christie's
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William Nelson Copley (1919-1996) Untitled signed 'CPLY' (lower right) marker, graphite and ink on paper 5 ¾ x 7 in. (14.6 x 17.8 cm.)
Man and Woman, 1978
Sold on Jun 24, 2020
$625
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Print
Screenprint in colors, on Somerset paper
81.3 x 61.6 cm
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Realized Price
$625
Auction Sale
Jun 24, 2020
Phillips
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Man and Woman, 1978
Screenprint in colors, on Somerset paper
Jun 24, 2020
Phillips
$625
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Artwork Info
Print
81.3 x 61.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 24, 2020
Phillips
Realized Price
$625
Don't Sneeze, 1994
Sold on Jun 11, 2020
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
102.0 x 127.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 11, 2020
Christie's
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Don't Sneeze, 1994
acrylic on canvas
Jun 11, 2020
Christie's
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102.0 x 127.0 cm
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Jun 11, 2020
Christie's
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Untitled, 1965
Sold on Oct 25, 2019
$10,625
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Work on Paper
Black marker drawing on cardboard
22.9 x 29.8 cm
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$10,625
Auction Sale
Oct 25, 2019
Phillips
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Untitled, 1965
Black marker drawing on cardboard
Oct 25, 2019
Phillips
$10,625
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Work on Paper
22.9 x 29.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 25, 2019
Phillips
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$10,625
Woman Taken in Adultery, 1964
Sold on Oct 25, 2019
$4,000
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Work on Paper
Black marker drawing on wove paper
35.6 x 25.4 cm
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$4,000
Auction Sale
Oct 25, 2019
Phillips
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Woman Taken in Adultery, 1964
Black marker drawing on wove paper
Oct 25, 2019
Phillips
$4,000
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Work on Paper
35.6 x 25.4 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 25, 2019
Phillips
Realized Price
$4,000