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Michael Craig-Martin
Book Edition of 150
Medium: Print
Year made: 1997
The Irish sculptor and painter Michael Craig Martin studied art at Yale University and went on teach at Goldsmiths ( his students included Damian Hirst and Gary Hume). His early work made deliberate reference to the American artists he most admired, such as Donald Judd, Jasper Johns and Robert Morris. Although he was particularly affected by Minimalism and used ordinary household materials in his sculptures, he played against the logic of his sources. This particular work illustrates how Craig Martin always maintains an elegant restraint and conceptual clarity.
Location: London
Date acquired: 30 September 1997
     
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