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Extended through August 23, 2019

Michael Craig-Martin

Sculpture

May 31–August 23, 2019
Britannia Street, London

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Installation view Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

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Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view

Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Works Exhibited

Michael Craig-Martin, Safety Pin (blue), 2019 Powder-coated steel, 122 ⅞ × 128 × 1 inches (312 × 325 × 2.5 cm)© Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Michael Craig-Martin, Safety Pin (blue), 2019

Powder-coated steel, 122 ⅞ × 128 × 1 inches (312 × 325 × 2.5 cm)
© Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Michael Craig-Martin, Corkscrew (orange), 2019 Powder-coated steel, 118 ⅛ × 102 ⅜ × ¾ inches (300 × 260 × 2 cm)© Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Michael Craig-Martin, Corkscrew (orange), 2019

Powder-coated steel, 118 ⅛ × 102 ⅜ × ¾ inches (300 × 260 × 2 cm)
© Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

About

I have always thought everything important is right in front of you.
—Michael Craig-Martin

Gagosian is pleased to present new works by Michael Craig-Martin. This is the first time his sculptures have been shown indoors, and the first time they have been exhibited as a group in London.

Among the leading generation of British Conceptual artists, Craig-Martin probes the relationship between objects and images, perception and reality, harnessing the unique human capacity to conjure ideas through symbols and signs.

Since his time at Yale University in the 1960s—where he studied alongside artists such as Chuck Close, Brice Marden, and Richard Serra—Craig-Martin has been building on a specific vocabulary of imagery based on common, everyday items. His early work used real objects to explore the nature of art and representation, illusion and belief. In the late 1970s he turned to making images of objects, beginning with simple and precise line drawings that have remained the foundation of his work. In the ’90s, he began a series of large, site-specific painted installations that explored the physical and imaginary relationships between viewer, object, and space. Subsequently, he turned to painting, developing his hallmark style of bold black outlines surrounded by flat planes of bright, vivid colors.

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Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, May 31–August 3, 2019. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Visit

Art Night 2019
Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6–11pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London
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Michael Craig-Martin’s new exhibition Sculpture at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, will be open after hours for Art Night 2019, London’s largest free contemporary art festival. The evening will feature music from Spiritland and drinks from the King’s Cross brewery, Two Tribes. Each year the festival focuses on a different area of London to explore the distinctive identity, culture, and architecture of the neighborhood through various forms of art. 

Installation view, Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, May 31–August 3, 2019. Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Mike Bruce

Michael Craig-Martin, Corkscrew (orange), 2019 © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

Michael Craig-Martin
Sculpture

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Michael Craig-Martin will lead a tour of his exhibition Sculpture at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, which includes six new monumental sculptures, each standing between three and four meters high. This is the first time his sculptures have been shown indoors, and the first time they have been exhibited as a group in London. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact londontours@gagosian.com

Michael Craig-Martin, Corkscrew (orange), 2019 © Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Lucy Dawkins