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  • Provenance

    Nolan Eckman 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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Swan Lake

1994
acrylic on linen
89.2 x 117 cm (35 1/8 x 46 1/8 in.)
Signed and dated 'cply 94' lower right.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
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+44 207 318 4061

Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm