The New Britian Museum of American Art’s newest acquisition is the intriguing painting The War Your After Dürer by William T. Wiley. This contemporary masterpiece will return on view in the Introduction Gallery on the first floor following the Gala (May 1).
Over the last half-century, William T. Wiley has been producing unique and zany paintings, drawings, and assemblages in the West Coast Funk style. As a founding father of the movement, he rose to national attention in the 1970s when the storytelling aspects and personal symbolism contained in his artworks were trendy and highly sought after. Since then, he has continued to produce works that demonstrate not only his skill as an artist, but his keen wit and satiric imagination. (more…)