Triple Canopy Head 1–5, 2017 by Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson
Triple Canopy Head 1–5, 2017
Inkjet and ink on paper, unique
29½" × 21½" each (31" × 24" × 1⅝" each framed)
Signed and dated on front,
dated and titled on reverse
Created on the occasion of
Triple Canopy’s 2017 benefit
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York
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Triple Canopy is pleased to announce Triple Canopy Head 1–5, a new artwork created by Lorna Simpson on the occasion of the magazine’s 2017 benefit, which honors the writer Hilton Als. All proceeds from the sale of Triple Canopy Head 1–5 will benefit Triple Canopy’s programs for artists and writers.

For this occasion, Simpson has created a suite of five collages, which are composed of printed and hand-painted elements. Central to Triple Canopy Head 1–5 is the image of a found bust, which was cast in aluminum. The black patina on the surface of the bust has been chipped and worn away, possibly from exposure, revealing an aluminum base. Simpson photographed the bust in head-on, three-quarter, and rear profiles; these perspectival views provide the basis for each collage.

Simpson’s works have been exhibited at and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Haus der Kunst, Munich, among other institutions. Significant exhibitions of her work include the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany; and the fifty-sixth Venice Biennale.

Special thanks to Hauser & Wirth for its generous support of this project.

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