William N. Copley: The Ballad of William N. Copley
January 17, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Galerie Max Hetzler:
Bleibtreustraße 45,
10623 Berlin

Over the course of his 77 years, William N. Copley was a newspaper reporter, a prodigious art collector, the proprietor of a short-lived gallery, a friend to Surrealists and Dadaists, a lively writer, and a sui generis artist, whose cartoon-style paintings and drawings ooze ribald humor and fraught psychological states. (His signature motifs included nude women and men in full suits and bowler caps.) This exhibition, the first of Copley’s work at Hetzler, will present a survey of more than 30 years of his output, which exercises a powerful influence on free-thinking young painters of the present moment.

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