Billy Apple was at the heart of British art when it went 'Pop' in the 60s. In the 70s he opened an alternative space for conceptual art in New York. In the 80s his canvases revealed the behind-the-scenes of the art market. And he has been here in Auckland since the 90s, testing the system to show how art infiltrates life. Auckland Art Gallery staged the largest and most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Billy Apple's fascinating career. Featuring everything from his early Pop and Conceptual works to his latest investigations into branding, intellectual property and biomedicine, the show proved the extent to which Billy Apple® has made art his life and life his art.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Billy Apple®: the artist has to live like everybody else", held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 14 March - 21 June 2015.
17 x 23.4 x 1cm