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William Quigley is an American Artist (born April 29, 1961 in Pennsylvania) working in New York City and East Hampton. From 1980-85 he attended Philadelphia College of Art, Tyler School of Art in Rome and University of Pennsylvania. Immediately after Graduating Philadelphia College of Art, now University of the Arts, he had his first exhibition with Andy Warhol in 1985 at Henry S. McNeil Gallery. McNeil is one of the leading collectors of Contemporary Art in the United States.  

Moving to NY after the exhibition, he attended Columbia University Graduate School of Fine Art from 1985-87. Since he has lived and worked across Europe, India and South America showing in Art Fairs, Galleries, and Museums internationally, such as: Philadelphia Museum of Art, MOCA, Charles Craigg Museum Santa Barbara, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, Art Basel, Switzerland through Ernest Beyler Gallery and Ferran Cano, Art Chicago, Arco, Manny Silverman, Pablos Birthday NY, Ferran Cano in Spain, 71Mercer, Arne Zimmermann, and one of the first American painters to show at the Miro Foundation in Mallorca. In 1994 he founded and owned the infamous, AB Gallery, directed by Dan Bernier, who exhibted fledgling talents like Marc Chiat, Manuel Ocampo, Toba Khedorri, Dan Fisher, Steve Hurd, Julien Bismuth, Mike Bouchet, Jason Rhoades, George Stoll, Kevin Sullivan, Russell Crotty, and Martin Kersels.  

Quigley’s work is collected all over the world, and through his Creative Clothing line Skrapper, has built a reputation as one of the most influential artist’s among a new younger generation of self made artists. He has painted commissioned portraits of, and in many cases for, President Bush and Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Shaquille Oneal, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Eminem, Muhammed Ali, Donald Trump, Bruce Springsteen, Ice Cube, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.  

Because of his high end client list and dedication to Children, Soldiers, and extensive charities, in 2006 his work was featured on ABC Televisions, “Life Styles of the Rich and Famous”, and in 2007 was selected as VH1 featured Artist of the Year along with honorees, President William and Senator Hillary Clinton, John Mayer, Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, MTV / VH1 founder John Sykes and Mariah Carey.

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Where's Coco?, 2012-2015
Oil, linen, acrylic, oil crayon, pencil, rope, and collage on canvas
50 x 42 in (127 x 106.68 cm)
Signed on recto and verso

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  • Dimensions
    50 x 42 in (127 x 106.68 cm)