A MAD TEA PARTYA Mad Tea Party revisits one of the most emblematic scenes in literary history. The accomplished original painting, bursting with detail and talent, alongside a rare compositional pencil sketch will also arrive on the market to the delight and anticipation of collectors.
GEOMETRIC SHAPESPlaced amongst the spread on the patchwork tablecloth are replicas from her early series of Bird Pot and Cat Pot original works; stylish geometric shapes revealed abstract animal outlines in vessel pottery form.
CHARACTER EVOLUTIONThe piece sees Alice seated head of the tea party table as a strong figure, a young woman who is at ease with the surreal nature of her surroundings. A fascinating evolution, it is hard not to draw comparison to Darlington’s earliest Alice in the acclaimed first edition Mad Hatters Tea Party, displaying a younger and delightfully naïve character.
THE GUESTSCombining the characters Alice meets across the novel, the piece confuses chapters and time (perhaps a nod to the White Rabbit’s watch) and creates an opportunity for a wildly fun yet fraught set of guests.
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The first Snippet of Kerry's newest Oz piece and three years since Dorothy skipped down the yellow brick road with friends, Kerry had decided that the ensemble should get back together as another glossy piece unveils.