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WILLIAM N. COPLEY

Reflection on a Past Life

January 20 – March 3, 2012

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)

2012 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

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