Merlin Carpenter
British, 1967
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Merlin Carpenter: Do Not Open Until 2081,
Simon Lee Gallery
2014
Merlin Carpenter: DECADES,
Simon Lee Gallery
2011
Merlin Carpenter, Tate Cafe,
Simon Lee Gallery

Merlin Carpenter explores the consumerism, fetishism, and elitism of the art world through stunt-like conceptual exhibitions. In his ongoing "The Opening" series, Carpenter signs blank canvases before each show's preview, producing the paintings only during the opening (generally resulting in …

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