Billy Apple® / Braco Dimitrijević: Conceptual Art Pioneers

Billy Apple® / Braco Dimitrijević

For the inaugural exhibition at 9 Bury Street, the Mayor Gallery will showcase a dual presentation featuring the works of conceptual art pioneers, Billy Apple® (b. 1935 – d. 2021, Auckland, New Zealand) and Braco Dimitrijević (b. 1948, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Billy Apple® studied at the Royal College of Art between 1959 and 1962 exhibiting alongside fellow artists such as David Hockney, Derek Boshier and Pauline Boty. In 1964 he moved to New York working with Andy Warhol in the pivotal exhibition The American Supermarket including Oldenburg, Wesselmann and Johns. In 1969, the artist opened Apple at 161 West 23rd Street, one of the six not-for-profit spaces that established New York’s Conceptual Art movement.

Braco Dimitrijević is known as a pioneer of Conceptual Art creating artistic intervention into urban landscapes. He studied from 1968 to 1971 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and continued with a Post-graduate work at St Martin’s School of Art in London, obtaining a British Council Grant in 1972. Dimitrijević is renowned internationally for his 1970s ‘Casual Passer-by’ series, vast photo portraits of anonymous people displayed on prominent buildings in European and American cities. Dimitrijević lives and works in Paris.

Duration 21 March 2024 - 24 May 2024
Times Monday - Friday, 10am - 5.30pm
Cost Free
Venue The Mayor Gallery
Address 9 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AB
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