This May 2022, Sadie Coles HQ presents a solo exhibition of drawings and a painting by the late American artist William N. Copley (1919-1996), also known as CPLY (pronounced see-ply). Copley was a self-taught artist whose stylised figuration combines elements of Pop Art and Surrealism, setting his work obliquely to the post-war abstraction of his peers. The exhibition brings together a body of work that explores the artist’s representations of sexuality in its many guises, through a series of vignettes depicting nude figures alone, in couples or groups in different settings. Ranging from the early 1960s, preceding his renowned X-Rated...