Billy Apple®

Cash Only 1/2 Price

Cash Only 1/2 Price by Billy Apple®

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Billy Apple operates at the intersection of art and commerce. Posing as a blatantly mercenary dealer in cultural capital, he exposes the art industry’s machinations. Cash Only 1/2 Price advertises its own bargain status. Originally shown at Webb’s auction house, the painting remained unsold and was later

removed from its stretcher frame after it became damaged. Apple sold the work, now a ‘clearance item’, to the Chartwell Trust at half price. However, Apple’s hard-nosed monetarism is a ruse. His work’s value remains unknown – like any other artwork, it is dependent on mutual agreement.

Title
Cash Only 1/2 Price
Artist/creator
Production date
1984-1990
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
2100 x 1551 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1991
Accession no
C1994/1/355
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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