Untitled (apartment floor plan with chair and table)

Alan Cristea Gallery exhibition catalogue no. 34

Signature: Signed, dated and annotated "WD" in pencil

About Michael Craig-Martin

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.

Irish, b. 1941, Dublin, Ireland, based in Dublin, Ireland

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Michael Craig-Martin: Transience, Serpentine Galleries, London
2014
Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery, London
2014
Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery
2014
Michael Craig-Martin: Objects of our time, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2010
Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery, Athens

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Michael Craig-Martin: Transience, Serpentine Galleries, London
2014
Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery, London
2014
Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery
2014
Michael Craig-Martin: Objects of our time, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2010
Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery, Athens

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2016
Editions and Acquisitions 2016, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014
Le Jardin Decompose / Decomposed Garden, Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget
2014
CLEAR, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2013
Thirteen, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2013
Summer Exhibition, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
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