27
27
William Copley
THEY LAUGHED WHEN I SAT DOWN TO PLAY
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
27
William Copley
THEY LAUGHED WHEN I SAT DOWN TO PLAY
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Alexander Iolas

|
London

William Copley
1919-1996
THEY LAUGHED WHEN I SAT DOWN TO PLAY
signed and dated 70
acrylic on canvas
115 by 147cm., 45 3/8 by 57 7/8 in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Exhibited

New York, Iolas Gallery, CPLY: Mail Order, 1972, n.p., pl. 16, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“There’s very little planning, no sketches. I put everything on canvas immediately and directly. It’s really an attempt at non-drawing which turns into another kind of drawing the more you try to eliminate it, the more you change its nature. It has a lot to do with seeing, though. If you think too long, you miss seeing.”

William Copley interviewed in 1971 in: The Art Gallery Magazine. Quoted in William N. Copley, p. 174.

Alexander Iolas

|
London