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Billy Apple:Life/Work
 

Billy Apple:Life/Work (Hardback)

By Barton, Christina

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Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates in Auckland, 1935) is New Zealand's most internationally significant living artist and a pioneer of pop and conceptual art. At the Royal College of Art in London from 1959-62, Apple studied with key contemporaries - notably David Hockney - and stage...d one of the earliest solo exhibitions in the new 'pop' art after changing his name, in 1962, to 'Billy Apple'. In 1964 he moved to New York. There, he worked as an art director, developed his art, exhibited extensively with leading artists (notably in the 1964 American Supermarket exhibition with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and others), and established one of the first alternative art spaces - 'Apple' - which hosted some of the new ephemeral activities that enlivened the New York scene in the 1970s. He returned to live in New Zealand in 1990 where he continues to produce his particular brand of conceptual art. Apple's work is held in permanent collections from the Tate to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is the first substantial book on Billy Apple's career. Based on over a decade of research all over the world and unprecedented access to Apple's own archive, Billy Apple (R): Life/Work chronicles an extraordinary sixty-year career and the art scenes that have sustained it in London, New York and Auckland. The book includes more than 200 illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of Apple's works as well as other illustrative material.
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ISBN 9781869409135
Published NZ 12 Nov 2020
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781869409135
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Published 12 Nov 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Barton, Christina
Category The Arts: General Issues
Conceptual Art
Design Styles: From C 1900 -
Individual Artists
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code 709.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade

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