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Medium
Signature
Incised with the artist's initials, numbered and hallmarked
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
In collaboration with Louisa Guinness
Image rights
Courtesy of Louisa Guinness Gallery

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin—who taught Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, and others at London's Goldsmiths College in the 1970s—is often called the godfather of the Young British Artists. His early work referenced Minimalism and Dada's depiction of mass-produced objects. These objects form Craig-Martin's most recognizable works, paintings in which about 200 familiar items (eyeglasses, milk bottles, scissors) are depicted both realistically and graphically, represented in lurid, unexpected color combinations and black outline. The seminal piece An Oak Tree (1973) consists of a glass of water on a shelf, paired with text declaring that the glass is, in fact, an oak tree.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTINKrakow Witkin Gallery
2019
Mayfair Art Weekend 2019Gagosian
2015
Michael Craig-Martin: TransienceSerpentine Galleries
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'Light Bulb Hoop' Earrings, 2008

18k yellow & white gold
2 × 1 1/10 in
5.2 × 2.9 × 0.1 cm
Editions 2, 8, 9, 10, 11
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£3,000 - 6,000
Location
London
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Please note price excl. VAT and display box is not included.

Medium
Signature
Incised with the artist's initials, numbered and hallmarked
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
In collaboration with Louisa Guinness
Image rights
Courtesy of Louisa Guinness Gallery

Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin—who taught Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, and others at London's Goldsmiths College in the 1970s—is often called the godfather of the Young British Artists. His early work referenced Minimalism and Dada's depiction of mass-produced objects. These objects form Craig-Martin's most recognizable works, paintings in which about 200 familiar items (eyeglasses, milk bottles, scissors) are depicted both realistically and graphically, represented in lurid, unexpected color combinations and black outline. The seminal piece An Oak Tree (1973) consists of a glass of water on a shelf, paired with text declaring that the glass is, in fact, an oak tree.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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