Frenetic Happiness
List of works, press release and sales agreement form from Merlin Carpenter exhibition ‘Do Not Open Until 2081’ at Simon Lee Gallery, London.

List of works, press release and sales agreement form from Merlin Carpenter exhibition ‘Do Not Open Until 2081’ at Simon Lee Gallery, London.

60 GBP
List of works, press release and sales agreement form from Merlin Carpenter exhibition ‘Do Not Open Until 2081’ at Simon Lee Gallery, London. 27th October - 25th November 2017
Size: 21 x 30cm
pp. 3

Simon Lee Gallery presents an exhibition of wrapped paintings by Merlin Carpenter. In 2009 Carpenter came up with the idea to make new interpretations of a group of paintings from the 1960s by the British artist John Hoyland (1934-2011). Carpenter was drawn to this particular body of work for its engagement with and furtherance of the ambitious large-scale US painting of the time.
Carpenter approached John Hoyland to ask for permission to exhibit his reinterpretations. Permission was not granted. Thus in an attempt to ameliorate complications of copyright these paintings were wrapped in layers of cardboard.