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Light bulb / Light bulb, 2017

A series of 8 letterpress prints from two blocks, on BFK Rives white 280gsm paper with hand torn edges
26 4/5 × 19 7/10 in
68 × 50 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
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Publisher
Alan Cristea Gallery
Michael Craig-Martin
Irish, b. 1941
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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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Alan Cristea Gallery
Michael Craig-Martin
Irish, b. 1941
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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.

Light bulb / Light bulb, 2017

A series of 8 letterpress prints from two blocks, on BFK Rives white 280gsm paper with hand torn edges
26 4/5 × 19 7/10 in
68 × 50 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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