Billy Apple

born 1935


Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates; 31 December 1935 – 6 September 2021) was a New Zealand painter and sculptor, whose work is associated with the New York and British schools of pop art in the 1960s and with the Conceptual Art movement in the 1970s. He collaborated with the likes of Andy Warhol and other pop artists. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (New Zealand), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (New Zealand), the Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna o Waiwhetu (New Zealand), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), and the SMAK/Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (Ghent, Belgium).

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