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Bergman Gallery and Starkwhite are pleased to present pop art and conceptual artist, Billy Apple – in Rarotonga. Billy Apple is a widely regarded international art presence, his 60 year exhibition history and practice spanning Europe, The United States, Australia, Asia, New Zealand and now, the central Pacific.

Apple’s work is held in public collections such as the Detroit Institute of Arts; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Gallery of Australia and Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand. Recent acquisitions include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Tate Britain and Dunedin Public Art Gallery. He is represented by Starkwhite, Auckland; Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington; The Mayor Gallery, London and Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong.

At the invitation of Bergman Gallery and with support from his Auckland art dealer, Starkwhite, Billy Apple will present an exhibition in Rarotonga for the first time. His works are drawn from two of his signature series’ – From the Collections and Billy Apple® Friezes. The From the Collections works are the product of discussions between artist and commissioning collectors and operate both as their text-based portrait and as a frontispiece for their art collection. The Billy Apple® Friezes feature Apple’s brand logo which has its origins in his 1962 name change and establishment of his art brand after graduation from the Royal College of Art, London. Conceptually the two halves and whole apple in Frieze acknowledge the past, present and future.