Xerography or electrophotography is a dry printing process. The image is created by using +ve and -ve charges to control where the carbon based powder (toner) lands, which is then fused to the fabric using heat to stabilise it or cook it into the fabric. These were made before drum photocopiers were invented and the process was done as a series of manual steps by Billy, with a copy camera and oven in the lab at Xerox HQ in NYC .
The unique works made by Billy over the Christmas period in 1964 were presented at the Bianchini Gallery, New York in January 1965.
Acquired directly from the artist
New York, Bianchini Gallery, Apples to Xerox, 1965
London, The Mayor Gallery, Billy Apple: British and American Works 1960-1969, 16 September – 30 October 2010. ill. in cat. p. 57
London, The Mayor Gallery, Three colours, Red-White-Blue, 12 Apr-28 May 2021