Bill Beckley

(American, b. 1946)

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Bill Beckley

Composite 5, 2009

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Bill Beckley

Cowboys and Indians I, 2013

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Bill Beckley

Flag Attempt, North Korea, 2013

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Bill Beckley

Installation view, 2010

installation view by bill beckley

Bill Beckley

Installation view, 2010

installation view by bill beckley

Bill Beckley

Installation view, 2010

installation view by bill beckley

Bill Beckley

Installation view, 2010

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Bill Beckley

Much Ado 2, 2008

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Bill Beckley

Paris Bistro, 1974

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Bill Beckley

Purple Hour, 2009

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Bill Beckley

The Ethics of Imperturbability, 2011

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Bill Beckley

The Kitchen, 1977

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Bill Beckley

Vase 12, 2010

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Bill Beckley

Vase 46, 2010

Biography

Timeline

1946
Born Hamburg, PA
1979
National Endowment for the Arts
1986
New York Council of the Arts
1997
Pollack-Krasner Grant
BFA Kutztown State University, PA
MFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY
Collection: The Guggenheim Museum, NY
Collection: Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Exhibitions

2006
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
2004
Studio Trisorio, Rome (solo)
Studio Trisorio, Naples (solo)
2003
Gallery Park Ryu-Sook, Seoul (solo)
Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf (solo)
2001
Fourteen Stations, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (solo)
New Works, Galerie Hans Mayer, Berlin (solo)
2000
Selected works 1970-1999, John Gibson Gallery, New York (solo)
Critic as Grist, curated by Michael Portnoy and Marianne Vitale, White Box Gallery, NY
Narrative, Studio G7, Bologna

Literature

2000
Bill Beckley, 'Sticky Sublime', Introduction for Sticky Sublime, Allworth Press, and the School of Visual Arts, New York
Bill Beckley, 'All Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Innocent', Afterward of Dialectic of Decadence by Donald Kuspit, Allworth Press, NY
1999
Bill Beckley, 'Sublimitas Mobilist', Introduction to Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Allworth Press, and the School of Visual Arts, NY,
Bill Beckley, 'Doubting Thomas', Introduction to Sculpture in the Ager of Doubt by Thomas McEvilley, Allworth Press, and the School of Visual Arts, NY
1998
Tony Godfrey, Conceptual Art, Phaidon Press, London
Bill Beckley, 'The Beginning of the Art World', Introduction to The End of the Art World by Robert C. Morgan, Allworth Press, and the School of Visual Arts, New York
1997
Bill Beckley, 'Generosity and the Black Swan', Introduction to Uncontrollable Beauty (Edited by Bill Beckley), Allworth Press, and the School of Visual Arts, NY