Tony Cragg, ‘SUBURBS II’, 1990, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Tony Cragg

SUBURBS II, 1990

Spit bite aquatint with aquatint
28 × 26 in
71.1 × 66 cm
.
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Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

TPB/35

Tony Cragg (Headlands Artist in Residence ’88) was born in Liverpool, England. He earned a …

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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, ‘SUBURBS II’, 1990, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Tony Cragg (Headlands Artist in Residence ’88) was born in Liverpool, England. He earned a BA from the Wimbledon School of Art and a master’s degree from London’s Royal College of Art. Cragg works in metal, glass, and plastic fabrication, as well as in traditional sculpture materials, and applies a casually …

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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

SUBURBS II, 1990

Spit bite aquatint with aquatint
28 × 26 in
71.1 × 66 cm
.
Bidding closed
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