Installation view at Dorothea Schlueter Hamburg, Nov. 2010 (Foto: Dominik Friebel)
Another Decade of California Color: Charles Arnold & The Missing i
"History is very slippery when it’s such a long time ago«
(Frank Lloyd, Los Angeles, May 2010)
This is a story about forgery. In November 1970 in New York the Pace Gallery New York held an ex-hibition called A Decade of California Color. A catalogue was produced to accompany the show, con-taining pages on each of the artists featured in the exhibition. One of these pages is devoted to an artist called Charles Arnold, and displays an example of the artist’s work. However, Charles Arnold never took part in the exhibition. The original ‘true’ participant was Charles Arnoldi: the catalogue had been re-touched to remove the “ i ” from the artist’s name.