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  • Provenance

    Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

  • Artist Biography

    William Copley

    American • 1919 - 1996

    William N. Copley, also known by the name of CPLY, drew attention to himself in the late 1940s by fusing elements of Surrealism and Pop Art.  Copley focused on symbols of American pop culture—staples of American society including pin-up girls, cowboys and the flag—and transformed them into more accessible, universal icons that could appeal to both men and women without bias.

    In the '70s, Copley distinguished himself from the rest of the Surrealists by attempting to represent the tumultuous relationship between erotic and pornographic symbolism. He celebrated the female body, sexual freedom and, most of all, the promiscuity of America.

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Damn These Birds

1981
acrylic on linen and lace, in artist's frame
42 x 29 x 3 in. (106.7 x 73.7 x 7.6 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated "DAMN THESE BIRDS cply 81" lower right.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $8,125

Contact Specialist
Benjamin Godsill
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Under the Influence

New York 19 September 2013 2pm