Untitled. 1991. Felt-tip pen drawing and black chalks. Signed "cply" and dated bottom center. On light board. 76.5 x 101.5 cm (30.1 x 39.9 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Characteristic erotic, lascivious depiction. • Almost ornamental graphical execution. • Other works by the artist are in possession of, among others, the MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden. • Since March 2020 the Kasmin Gallery, New York, shows the exhibition "William Copley: the New York Years".
This work is registered with the William N. Copley Estate, New York. We would like to thank Anthony Atlas for his kind assistance in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Lelong, Zurich (with a typographically inscribed gallery label on the stretcher). Private collection Switzerland.
EXHIBITION: Love Out. CPLY William N. Copley, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, September 19 - November 14, 1998, with illu. (on the cover). William N. Copley, CPLY: Easy to Read Storybook, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, July 9 - September 7, 2003, cat. no. 23 (with color illu., p. 21).