Six Fold, 2020


Sculpture: Crayon rubbing on folded archival corrugated cardboard.

Framed Print: Digital pigment print with artist’s mount, painted wood frame.

Sculpture dimensions: 23.6 x 26.6 x 14.8 cm. Framed print dimensions: 58 cm x 73.3 x 3.2 cm

Edition of 15

Accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Sculpture dimensions: 23.6 x 26.6 x 14.8 cm. Framed print dimensions: 58 cm x 73.3 x 3.2 cm

Edition of 15


    About The Work

    This artist edition work by Diane Simpson for Nottingham Contemporary, entitled Six Fold (2020), comprises two interrelated parts: a sculpture made of grey archival cardboard with crayon rubbing, and a framed reproduction of an original drawing. Inspired by an earlier work of the same name, Simpson has used the original drawing, which depicts a pattern for a collar, as both source material and blueprint for reconstructing the sculpture in its new version.

    Each sculpture has been hand-made by the artist, with the intention that it will be assembled by the owner through a progression of simple folds. The use of grey archival cardboard with crayon rubbing has appeared in many of Simpson’s sculptures, including Biwa (1979), Ribbed Kimono (1980) and Collar – fluted (2011). For this edition, Simpson chose to combine two layers of corrugated archival cardboard, each layer, blue/grey on one side, white on the other side. A dark grey crayon-rubbing creates a subtle emboss across the sculpture’s surface, which accentuates the material’s ridges. The material is also echoed in the frame, with a blue/grey mount hand-cut by Simpson from the same corrugated board, the frame painted to match.

    In this small-scale work by Simpson, the two parts coexist, emphasizing the relationship between formal and functional and the play between two- and three-dimensional space. 

    This edition is co-produced by FRAME London. 

    Courtesy of Nottingham Contemporary

    About Diane Simpson

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    • Please Note: The sculpture is self-assembly. Assembly instructions and materials are provided for the sculpture. This work is framed to order, fulfilment may take up to 10-12 weeks.

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