This catalog features more than eighty works by the American William Copley (1919–1996). Since the mid-1940s, the gallery owner, artist, author—and one of the most unconventional personalities in the art scene—operated as an important mediator between the surrealists and the pop art movement. Tying in with the tradition of Dada, Surrealism, and American pop art, his paintings are an ironic examination of the erotic game played by men and women. The catalog includes numerous unpublished essays by Copley, and several of his works are presented for the first time.
By Gotz Adriani, William Copley, Andy Warhol, Georg Baselitz, and Man Ray. Hardcover. 256 pages.