Tony Cragg, ‘Laboratory Still Life No. 1, State 1’, 1988, Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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Tony Cragg

Laboratory Still Life No. 1, State 1, 1988

Etching & Aquatint
22 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
57 × 60 cm
Edition of 30
.
£2,500 - 5,000
Location
London, Hertfordshire
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Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
London, Hertfordshire

Framed.
In the Tate collection. Another print from this series is in the collection of MOMA.
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Crown Point Press
Tony Cragg
British, b. 1949
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Turner Prize-winning sculptor Tony Cragg emerged in the late 1970s with a bold practice that questioned and tested the limits of a wide variety of traditional sculptural materials, including bronze, steel, glass, wood, and stone. “I’m an absolute materialist, and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime,” he has said. Eschewing factory fabrication of his works, Cragg has been known to merge contemporary industrial materials with the suggestion of the functional forms of mundane objects and ancient vessels—like jars, bottles, and test tubes—resulting in sublime, sinuous, and twisting forms. One of his best-known works is Terris Novalis (1997), an enormous, enigmatic public steel sculpture of engineering instruments. “When I’m involved in making sculpture, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material,” he says. “I want that material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.

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Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
London, Hertfordshire

Framed.
In the Tate collection. Another print from this series is in the collection of MOMA.
In August 1988, the sculptor Tony Cragg produced his first etchings, spending a little over two weeks at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. During this short time, he completed no fewer than thirty-five editions. Published by …

Medium
Frame
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Publisher
Crown Point Press
Tony Cragg
British, b. 1949
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Turner Prize-winning sculptor Tony Cragg emerged in the late 1970s with a bold practice that questioned and tested the limits of a wide variety of traditional sculptural materials, including bronze, steel, glass, wood, and stone. “I’m an absolute materialist, and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime,” he has said. Eschewing factory fabrication of his works, Cragg has been known to merge contemporary industrial materials with the suggestion of the functional forms of mundane objects and ancient vessels—like jars, bottles, and test tubes—resulting in sublime, sinuous, and twisting forms. One of his best-known works is Terris Novalis (1997), an enormous, enigmatic public steel sculpture of engineering instruments. “When I’m involved in making sculpture, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material,” he says. “I want that material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.

Tony Cragg

Laboratory Still Life No. 1, State 1, 1988

Etching & Aquatint
22 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
57 × 60 cm
Edition of 30
.
£2,500 - 5,000
Location
London, Hertfordshire
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