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Adam Art Gallery

Billy Apple

New York 1969–1973


BILLY APPLE, Res dominus clamat: A forced relation of two destined-to-be-unrelated things, 6 March 1973, 1973, mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. 

Barrie Bates renamed himself Billy Apple in 1962, a forceful rebranding that linked his sensibility to the nascent Conceptual and Pop Art movements in equal measure. Apple has worked in New York, London and Auckland in the years since then, undergoing several more remarkable changes in his creative persona. He is now one of New Zealand’s best-known contemporary artists, yet the mutability of his…

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