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WILLIAM N. COPLEY

Drawings

April 18 – May 26, 2007

1919 born in New York City, educated at Phillips Academy and Yale University
1942-46 Military service in Africa and Italy
1947-48 directs Copley Galleries in Beverly Hills, CA (with John Ployardt)
1947 begins to paint
1951 moves to Paris
1963 returns to New York City
1992 moves to Key West, Florida where he lives until his death in May 1996

Solo shows (selection)

2016 De Menil Collection, Houston (catalogue raisonné)
2015 Drawings: 1962 – 1973, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Galerie 1900 – 2000, Paris, France
2014 William Copley: Paintings and Mirrors, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2013 Finally We Laugh Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf, Germany (Kat.)
Confiserie Copley, Basel, Switzerland
2012 The Patriotism of Cply and All That, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
William N. Copley (Retrospective), Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany (C)
Reflection on a Past Life, Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf, Germany
2011 See Yourself as Lovers See You, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany
2010 X-Rated, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (C)
2009 Linn Lühn, Köln
Western Songs, El Sourdog Hex, Berlin
Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart (K)
2007 Linn Lühn, Köln
2006 Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Galerie manus presse, Stuttgart
2005 Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam
2004 Copley - au bonheur des dames, 1958-1990, MAMCO, Musée des Arts Moderne et Contemporain, Genf
Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
2003 Johann König, Berlin
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Easy to Read Storybook, BAWAG Foundation, Wien
2002 Drawings 1956-1994 Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
2001 Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Niederlande
William Copley, Herning Kunstmuseum, Dänemark
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
2000 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1999 Galerie Fred Jahn, München
L.A.C., Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Sigean, Frankreich
1998 Galerie Lelong, Zürich
Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
1997 Ulmer Museum, Ulm
Galerie Fred Jahn, München
1996 Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover (Retrospektive)
Galerie Lelong, Zürich
1994 Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Galerie Zell am See, Schloss Rosenberg, Österreich
Haus Am Lützowplatz, Berlin
1991 David Nolan Gallery, New York
Galerie Fred Jahn, München
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York & Chicago
1990 Galerie Klewan, München
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
1988 Galerie 1900/2000, Paris
1987 Kewenig Galerie, Frechen
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1986 The Tomb of the Unknown Whore, Installation at Workspace, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1985 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
The Quay Gallery, San Francisco
1983 Post-Raphaelite Painting by William N. Copley, Reinhard Onnasch Ausstellungen, Berlin
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1982 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
1981 CPLY, Galerie Klewan, München
Künstler Werkstatt Lothringerstrasse, Munich
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1980-81 Traveling Retrospective: Badischer Kunstverein e.v., Karlsruhe
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Musee National D’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
1980 Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1979 CPLY: Reflections on a Past Life, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston
CPLY/X-Rated Paintings, Galerie Fassbender, München
1978-79 Variations on a Theme by Francis Picabia, David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Köln
1978 Galerie Fassbender, München
Galerie Springer, Berlin
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1977 Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
1976 Washington Art Association, Washington, CT
David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1974 Western Songs, Onnasch Galerie, Köln
Onnasch Gallery, New York
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia
CPLY/X-Rated, New York Cultural Center, New York
1973 Gallerie Il Fauna, Turin
1972 Gallery Suzanne Saxe, San Francisco
Galerie Iolas, Milan & Paris
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
David Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles
1971 Nouns, Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1970 Galerie Aspects, Brüssel
Galerie Neuendorf, Köln
Galerie Springer, Berlin
1969 Ballads, Galerie Iolas, Genf
Gallerie de Leone, Venedig
Merida Gallery, Louisville, KY
1967 Bodley Gallery, New York
Homage to Robert W. Service, Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
Galerie Iolas, Paris
1966 Copley - Entertainment for Men, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Galerie Iolas, Paris
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1965 Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
Louisiana Gallery, Houston
1963 Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
Les Suffragettes Erotiques de Bill Copley, Galerie Iris Clert, Paris
The Hanover Gallery, London
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1962 Gallerie Schwarz, Mailand
1961 The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1960 Galleria Cavallino, Venedig
Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Mailand
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1959 Galerie Furstenberg, Paris
1958 Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1956 Galerie du Dragon, Paris
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York
1954 Galleria Montenapoleone, Mailand
1953 Nina Dausset, Paris
1951 Royer's Book Shop, Los Angeles

Group shows (selection)

2015 The Violent Crab, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, Greatbritain
L'Impasse Ronsin, ADAA Art Fair, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Viewer Discretion: Children of Bataille, Stux & Haller Gallery, New York
The Shadow is Taken, Algus Greenspon, New York
2014 Pop Abstraction, Fredericks and Fraser Gallery and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Purple States, Andrew Edlin Gallery
Live and Let Die, Modern Art, London, England
Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955 - 1987, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Miami Art Basel, Sadie Coles HQ, Miami
The Surrealist Bungalow, Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf, Germany
What Nerve!: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, RISD Museum, Providence
2013 Re-View, Hauser and Wirth Gallery, London, England
Gang Bust: William N. Copley & Big Fat Black Cock. Inc, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
Masculine / Feminine, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Building the Sukka, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico
2012 Interiors, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
2011 William N. Copley and Andreas Slominski – X-RATED, Me Collectors Room, Berlin The ADAA Art Fair, New York
2009 And Other Essays, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson
Exile on Main St., Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
Jr. and Son’s, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York
2008 Diana und Aktaion: Der Verbotene Blick auf die Nacktheit, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Karl Bohrmann/William N. Copley, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart
Carte Blanche III: “Gedichte der Fakten,” Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
Liebe, Love, Paare, Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm, Germany
Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
Ulmer Museum, Ulm
Mirror, Mirror, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York
2007 Deutsche und Amerikanische Malerei, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
Rockers Island: Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Sixties! Art, Fashion, Design, Film and Photography, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
AFFINITIES, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
2006 Die anderen Bilder, Museum der Stadt, Ratingen
Ele-Mental, David Nolan Gallery, New York
Six Feet Under: Autopsie unseres Umgangs mit Toten, Kunstmuseum Bern
Models and Prototypes, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis
L’Amateur d’estampes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France
Collage Effect, 1301PE, Los Angeles
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
2005 Internationale Zeichner, Galerie Biedermann, Munich
Bilderwechsel III: Amerikanische Malerei, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
2004 FUNNY CUTS: Cartoons und Comics in der zeitgenössische Kunst, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
Eröffnungsausstellung Sammlung Frieder Burda, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
Christmas Art Gifts, Artiscope, Brussels
Baume, Galerie Biedermann, Munich
2003 Imagine: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
2001 Kunst Sammeln I: Werke zeitgenössischer Kunst aus den Sammlungen von Cramm, Falckenburg, Kalkmann
Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, Bodenburg, Germany
Museum unserer Wünsche, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2000 Prints, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Im Gegenüber: Landschaften, Stilleben, Portraits, Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich
1998 Summer Group Show. Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Imagined World, David Nolan Gallery, New York
1997 Magie der Zahl in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
Spiral Village, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
1996 Hommage a Copley, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
Think, Galerie Brigitte Ihsen, Cologne
Disegni americani degli anni ottanta: 15 artisti, Galleria Milano, Milan
1995 Bunnies: A Group Show, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York
Drawing the Line: Reappraising Drawing Past and Present, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, England; Manchester City Art Galleries, England; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1994 Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
1989 Bilderstreit: Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig in den Rheinhallen der Kölner Messe, Cologne
1988 Gran Pavese, The Flag Project, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Roger Brown, William Copley, Duncan Hannah, Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami
1987 The Amused Eye: A National Sampling of Humor in Art, The Evanston Art Center, USA
1986 Column, Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, Germany
Europa/Amerika: die Geschichte einer kunstlerischen Faszination seit 1940, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
1985 Cinquante ans de dessins americains, 1930–1980, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris Paravents, Schloss Lorsfeld, Kerpen, Germany
1984 Auto and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Detroit Institute of Arts
1983 Looking at Women, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago
Festival of the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Contemporary Paintings from the Weatherspoon Art Gallery. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
The Last Laugh, Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, OH
1982 documenta 7, Kassel, Germany
The Erotic Impulse. Roger Litz Gallery, New York
1981 Westkunst, Museen der Stadt Köln, Cologne
1980 American Painting of the Sixties and Seventies: The Real, Ideal and the Fantastic, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (and other venues)
The Figurative Tradition and The Whitney Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1978 Aspekte der 60er Jahre: aus der Sammlung Reinhard Onnasch, Nationalgalerie, Berlin
American Nude, Harold Reed Gallery, New York
Box Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York
1977 Artist’s Renderings of Paintings, Pinoteca di Brera, Milan, Musée du Louvre, Paris
The Dada/Surrealist Heritage, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA Art Outside the Mainstream/Bad Painting, The New Museum, New York
1976 The William Seitz Memorial Exhibition, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
1975 Three Generations of the American Nude, New York Cultural Center, New York
1972 documenta 5, Kassel, Germany
1971 Erotic Art, The Art Center of the New School for Social Research, The New Museum, New York
1970 Hot Show, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York
Copley, Brauner and Magritte, Louisiana Gallery, Houston
Box Top Art, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL
1967 Around the Automobile, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Mixed Masters, University of St. Thomas, Houston
1966 Hommage à Caissa: Exhibition for the Chess Foundation of the Duchamp Fund, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York
Surrealist Exhibition, University of California, Santa Barbara
Le Portrait, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
25 Years of Art in San Diego, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
1965 Pop Art, Nouveau Réalisme, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Surrealist Exhibition, Byron Gallery, New York
Visiting Artists at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Group Show, Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
Whence Pop, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
1964 Selections from the L. M. Asher Collection, University Art Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque New Directions in American Painting, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Nieuwe realisten, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
The Maremont Collection, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C.
Le Surréalisme: Sources, Histoire, Affinities. Galerie Charpentier, Paris
1963 Pop Art USA, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
XIX Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
18ième Salon de Réalitiés Nouvelles, Musée Municipal d’Art Moderne, Paris
Paris Lettriste, Galerie Schmidt, Paris
1962 Collage out of California, Pasadena Art Museum, CA
Antagonismes 2: L’objet, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris
Surrealismus: Phantastische Malerei der Gegenwart, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
XVIII Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1961 XVII Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Bewogen beweging-Rorelse i Konsten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Moderna Museet, Stockholm
1959 XVI Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris
Arte Fantastica, Museo de Castillo di San Giusto, Trieste, Italy
The Maremont Collection at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology at Crown Hall, Chicago
1957 Verzameling Urvater, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands; The Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, England; City of York Gallery, York, England; The Tate Gallery, London
1956 XV Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Exposition
Internationale de l’art actuel, Nagaoka Museum, Nagaoka, Japan
1954 Americans in Paris, Galerie Arthur Craven, Paris

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