Interview with the New Zealand born artist Billy Apple(R) recorded at The Mayor Gallery London in October 2010, during an exhibition of his works from 1960-69. In this conversation the artist describes his student life at the Royal College of Art 1959-61, contact with David Hockney, Derek Bosher and Ron Kitaj. 1961 transformation from Barry Bates to Billy Apple. First trip to New York in 1960/61 with David Hockney; meeting Henry Geldzahler, Gene Swenson, and Andy Warhol. A visit to Warhol's home, witnessing the first Campbell Soup Can painting in progress. Introductions to Leo Castelli, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Participation in primary Pop Art exhibition: The Supermarket Show at Bianchini Gallery NY 1964. Subsequent projects at Leo Castelli. Registration of Billy Apple trademark and up to date projects in New Zealand.Über den Autor:
Nicholas James studied at the Slade School of Art, UCL (BA) and History of Art (MA) at Kingston University. A writer, editor and publisher, his recent assignments have included interviews with Arman, James Turrell, Jim Dine and Yinka Shonibare, with reviews of Marc Quinn, Matthew Barney and others, (artslant.com). The editor of Cv/VAR Editions, recent titles include Curators and Collections, Interviews-Artists, and Art Source DVD: documents 1995-2010.
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