William N. Copley: Selected Writings

Anthony Atlas (ed.)


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Selected Writings is an essential companion for readers interested in the extraordinary life, work, and artistic milieu of William Nelson Copley (1919–1996). Though best known for his radical work as a painter, which he pursued under the name CPLY, Copley was also a talented writer and the texts gathered here present his most significant essays, articles, and conversations.

Among Copley’s reflections on art and artists (from Man Ray to Joseph Cornell) is “Portrait of the Artist as Young Dealer,” a vividly humorous account of his brief tenure as a dealer in Surrealist art in 1940s Los Angeles. Also included are key interviews and correspondence illuminating Copley’s own practice and a selection of his newspaper articles, originally published in the 1950s and reprinted now for the first time.

Edition First
Binding Softcover
Pages 272
Size 134 x 218 mm.