Anonymous user comment: “Clemente has such a distinctive style. I have always found his paintings very compelling. The soft oranges in this work are especially beautiful. I also find the font on the back of the card very beautiful. I have a feeling it is Clemente’s own handwriting – I can’t be sure but from looking at a lot of the other invitation cards for Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome, where this show was held, it appears that each artist handwrites the text.”
More invitations by Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome. All handwritten by the artists themselves. Some with very regular writing (Richard Long), others less regular (Gary Hume). None were sent from Rome, but from the Vatican. Probably less in support of the pope (although who knows?), but for the Vatican’s cheaper rates. Let me investigate this matter.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill asks each artist to handwrite their own invitation card. A field of study for anybody interested into graphology and art. So what happened to Martin Creed and his two different handwritings? Does he try to trick the graphologist? Or did he simply ask his assistant to imitate his handwriting? Will we ever know?