Medium
Publisher
Alan Cristea Gallery

Michael Craig-Martin helped pioneer British Conceptual art in the late 20th century. His early work was influenced by Minimalist and Dada tropes. Throughout his career, the artist has made sculptural ready-mades in the vein of Marcel Duchamp and painted close-up depictions of everyday objects in vibrant color palettes; the connection between object, image, and language has been a pervasive concern. Craig-Martin’s most famous piece, An Oak Tree (1973), consists of a glass of water on a shelf, paired with text claiming the glass is an oak tree. Such humorous conceptualism proved massively influential among the Young British Artists, many of whom Craig-Martin taught during his tenure at Goldsmiths’ College. His work belongs in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, the British Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate, and the Museum of Modern Art and has sold for six figures on the secondary market.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Michael Craig-Martin: SculptureGagosian
Mayfair Art Weekend 2019Gagosian
2015
Michael Craig-Martin: TransienceSerpentine Galleries
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Soup can, 2013

LED lightbox with image digitally printed on acrylic
23 3/5 × 23 3/5 in
60 × 60 cm
Edition of 15
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£5,000–£7,500
Location
London
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Medium
Publisher
Alan Cristea Gallery

Michael Craig-Martin helped pioneer British Conceptual art in the late 20th century. His early work was influenced by Minimalist and Dada tropes. Throughout his career, the artist has made sculptural ready-mades in the vein of Marcel Duchamp and painted close-up depictions of everyday objects in vibrant color palettes; the connection between object, image, and language has been a pervasive concern. Craig-Martin’s most famous piece, An Oak Tree (1973), consists of a glass of water on a shelf, paired with text claiming the glass is an oak tree. Such humorous conceptualism proved massively influential among the Young British Artists, many of whom Craig-Martin taught during his tenure at Goldsmiths’ College. His work belongs in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, the British Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate, and the Museum of Modern Art and has sold for six figures on the secondary market.

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