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  • Provenance

    Galerie Beaux-Arts, Paris
    Henri Adam Braun Collection
    Private Collection, United Kingdom

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Beaux-Arts, Exposition-Vente de Tableaux Modernes, 23-24 May 1962 (cat.)

  • 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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51

Untitled

1958
acrylic on linen
58.1 x 45.3 cm (22 7/8 x 17 7/8 in.)
Signed and dated 'cply 58' lower right.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £40,000

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Under the Influence

London Auction 10 December 2014 2pm