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.
Number of pages: 48
Date of publication: 01/01/2011
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