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Michael Craig-Martin, Untitled (group I), 2017 © Michael Craig-Martin

In Conversation

Michael Craig-Martin
Emilie Gordenker

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12pm
Regent’s Park, London
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In conjunction with the retrospective display of his drawings at Frieze Masters, Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with Dr. Emilie Gordenker, director of the Mauritshuis at the Hague, Netherlands. The pair will discuss Craig-Martin’s work, with particular emphasis on the long-standing centrality of drawing in his practice, as well as the artist’s experience of the changing character of art and the art world over the past fifty years. To attend the free event, register at the Frieze Masters auditorium desk the day of the talk.

Michael Craig-Martin, Untitled (group I), 2017 © Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Caroline True

Talk

Bauhaus and Beyond?
On Art School Models, Old and New

Friday, October 4, 2019, 2pm
Regent’s Park, London
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As part of the Frieze Masters Talks program, Michael Craig-Martin, alongside Kimathi Donkor, Donna Lynas, and Ute Meta Bauer, will discuss how the Bauhaus remains relevant to art education today. The conversation will be moderated by Sam Thorne. To attend the free event, register at the Frieze Masters auditorium desk the day of the talk.

Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Caroline True

Richard Wright, Untitled, 2002 © Richard Wright

Auction

The Art of Wishes 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Royal Horticultural Halls, London
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Founded by philanthropist and Make‐A‐Wish UK patron Batia Ofer, the third annual Art of Wishes will feature a benefit auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. In advance of the charity event, a preview of the artworks will be open to the public from September 19 to 20 at Phillips London in Berkeley Square. More than twenty artworks by leading international artists such as Virgil Abloh, Michael Craig‐Martin, Takashi Murakami, Richard Wright, and others will be included.

Richard Wright, Untitled, 2002 © Richard Wright

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

Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin

Visit

Michael Craig-Martin
The Connaught Christmas Tree

November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019
The Connaught, London
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Inspired by the fairy lights typically used to decorate Christmas trees, Michael Craig-Martin has used 12,000 rainbow-hued lights to transform the Connaught’s Norwegian spruce, which stands almost 30 feet (9 meters) tall, into a dynamic and distinctive sight to celebrate the holiday season. The lights run in intricately placed single strands from the tree’s top to its bottom, and the colors continually change, shifting in a carefully choreographed pattern.

Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin, Palm Beach Parade, 2017 © Michael Craig-Martin

Public Installation

Michael Craig-Martin

December 2017
CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Michael Craig-Martin has transformed the exterior of a former Macy’s with his largest mural to date, Palm Beach Parade. The retailer abandoned the site earlier this year, and this project aims to transform the struggling shopping center in which the store was situated by putting culture at the forefront.

Michael Craig-Martin, Palm Beach Parade, 2017 © Michael Craig-Martin

Urs Fischer, Invisible Mother, 2015. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Public Installation

Frieze Sculpture

July 5–October 8, 2017
Regent’s Park, London
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Clare Lilley, director of programs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has selected twenty-five new and significant sculptures by leading artists around the world to be on view in Regent’s Park. Work by John Chamberlain, Michael Craig-Martin, and Urs Fischer is included.

Urs Fischer, Invisible Mother, 2015. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Photo by Simon J Nicol

Public Installation

Michael Craig-Martin

March 20–May 31, 2017
The Peninsula Hong Kong
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Michael Craig-Martin’s sculpture Bright Idea (2016), a giant yellow steel lightbulb, is on view in the courtyard of the Peninsula Hong Kong, along with new paintings by the artist on the hotel’s first floor.


Photo by Simon J Nicol