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Aventura

Hand signed, dated and numbered screenprint on Somerset paper. Image size 29.5 x 23.25 inches. Sheet size 33 x 26 inches. From the edition of 200. Certificate of Authenticity Included. Artwork in Excellent Condition. All reasonable offers will be considered.

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Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, lower right margin.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

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 desire—he painted couples making love, men and women fantasizing about each other, figures in various states of undress and stages of foreplay. Through his use of bright colors, cartoonish figures, and wildly patterned backgrounds, Copley tempered his sometimes-X-rated imagery with a visual language similar to that of Pop Art. While his imagery is mined from a variety of sources, including racy magazines he would buy from the seedy shops that used to dominate New York’s Times Square, Copley’s work is whimsical, joyful, and lyrical. As he claims: “Humor, after all, is the reminder that we are mortal.” As his paintings suggest, so, apparently, is sex.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
ICA Miami
Selected exhibitions
2020
12 Rooms | William N. Copley: Room #4KEWENIG
2018
William N. CopleyICA Miami
2016
WILLIAM N. COPLEYFondazione Prada
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BABY BONNET, 1978

SCREENPRINT
33 × 26 in
83.8 × 66 cm
Edition of 200
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$895
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GA
Gallery Art
Aventura

Hand signed, dated and numbered screenprint on Somerset paper. Image size 29.5 x 23.25 inches. …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, lower right margin.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

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 desire—he painted couples making love, men and women fantasizing about each other, figures in various states of undress and stages of foreplay. Through his use of bright colors, cartoonish figures, and wildly patterned backgrounds, Copley tempered his sometimes-X-rated imagery with a visual language similar to that of Pop Art. While his imagery is mined from a variety of sources, including racy magazines he would buy from the seedy shops that used to dominate New York’s Times Square, Copley’s work is whimsical, joyful, and lyrical. As he claims: “Humor, after all, is the reminder that we are mortal.” As his paintings suggest, so, apparently, is sex.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
ICA Miami
Selected exhibitions (3)
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