Billy Apple, a New Zealand modern artist, has been a pioneer in the modern art movement of conceptual art. He won a national art gallery scholarship in 1959 to study at the Royal College of Art in London. Once his scholarship was complete he lived in New York for 25 years. Billy Apple returned to New Zealand in the 1970s when he started to work on sculptural and architectural modern art works.
His earlier work was inline with the modern art movement of pop art and he was a good friend of Andy Warhol.
Once his Pop art period was complete, Billy Apple's modern art art work became quintessential examples of conceptual art and takes into account connotations between meaning and vision.
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