Tony Cragg, ‘Laboratory Still Life No. 4’, 1988, Print, Etching and aquatint, on Somerset Textured paper, with full margins., Phillips
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Tony Cragg

Laboratory Still Life No. 4, 1988

Etching and aquatint, on Somerset Textured paper, with full margins.
30 1/5 × 30 in
76.8 × 76.2 cm
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I. 18 1/8 x 19 in. (46 x 48.3 cm)
S. 30 1/4 x 30 in. (76.8 x …

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Signed, titled, dated and numbered 30/40 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco …
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. 4’, 1988, Print, Etching and aquatint, on Somerset Textured paper, with full margins., Phillips
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About the work
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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve

I. 18 1/8 x 19 in. (46 x 48.3 cm)
S. 30 1/4 x 30 in. (76.8 x 76.2 cm)

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 30/40 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco …
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. 4, 1988

Etching and aquatint, on Somerset Textured paper, with full margins.
30 1/5 × 30 in
76.8 × 76.2 cm
Bidding closed
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