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Billy Apple

(b. Auckland, New Zealand, 1935; lives and works in Auckland, NZ)
COMMISSIONED BY Adam Art Gallery

 

Billy Apple, Manhattan Street Glass Accumulation, October 3-25 1970, 161 West 23rd St,
New York. Photo courtesy of Billy Apple

 

Billy Apple was born Barrie Bates in Auckland New Zealand in 1935. He left New Zealand in 1959 to study graphic design at the Royal College of Art in London. Here he played an active role as a member of the notorious 'pop' generation (David Hockney, Derek Boshier, Allen Jones, R.J. Kitaj and others). After graduating in 1962, he changed his name to Billy Apple. In 1964 he moved to New York where he developed a series of site-related performance and installation works and opened his own gallery (Apple), which operated as an alternative venue for performance-based and conceptual projects between 1969 and 1972. A major survey of his work, which brought together his pop and conceptual works from 1960 to 1974, was staged at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1974. Apple remained in New York until the late 1980s, exhibiting his work in various venues, including Leo Castelli Gallery (in 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1984). He also made two extended tours to New Zealand in 1975 and 1979-80, producing a string of site-specific installations in dealer and public galleries throughout the country, which have an important place in a New Zealand history of installation art. Since the early 1980s Apple has complemented his installation practice with text based works that draw attention to the art system and highlight the network of relations that operate between artist, dealer, and collector. In the late 1980s Apple returned to live in New Zealand.

 

Apple is now based in Auckland, and exhibits regularly in both dealer and public galleries as well as in the network of artist-run spaces that operate in New Zealand and Australia. His works have been included in a variety of major international and national touring exhibitions including: Toi Toi Toi: Three Generations of New Zealand Artists (Kassel & Auckland, 1999); Global Conceptualisms: Points of Origin (New York, 1999); Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture (Frankfurt & Liverpool, 2002-3); The American Supermarket (Pittsburgh, 2002), and Art of the ‘60s from Tate Britain (Auckland 2006).

 

 

One day sculpture project details to follow.

 
 
 

LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS