A conceptual artist, Mike Bidlo (b. 1953, Chicago) has made a career in the genre of appropriation art, creating faithful copies of masterpieces by some of the artistic titans of the 20th century including Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Done as if he was an actor getting into character, Bidlo studies the artists and their techniques using reproductions as his guide. While mostly sticking to painting, drawing and sculpture, he has incorporated performance into his practice from the beginning recreating a scene of Pollock pissing into Peggy Guggenheim’s fireplace, an evening at Andy Warhol’s Factory, and a session of nude body painting as Yves Klein. Bidlo has shown with Galerie Bruno Bishofberger, Paolo Curti & Co., Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Daniel Templon, Gagosian Gallery and Leo Castelli Gallery. He has had solo museum exhibitions at PS1, New York (2003); Astrup Fernley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway and Bergen Art Museum, Bergen (2002); Sezon Museum, Tokyo, Japan and Saatchi Collection, London (1991); and Grey Art Gallery, New York (1989). Bidlo lives and works in New York.