About this artwork

‘Work No. 944’ comprises twenty-one individually framed sheets of A4 paper displayed alongside each other in a long row. Each sheet of paper has been entirely covered in a single colour by one of a set of twenty-one felt-tip pens of the sort that children are often given in clear plastic wallets. Creed has said: “I find that it’s difficult to choose, to decide that one thing’s more important than the other ... So what I try and do is to choose without having to make decisions”. For Creed this involves keeping a range of options available. By using every felt-tip pen in a set of twenty-one, Creed is saved from having to make a decision about which colour to privilege.

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  • title:
    Work No. 944
  • accession number:
    AR01148
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  • materials:
    21 works on paper, ink
  • date created:
    2008
  • measurements:
    29.70 x 21.00 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Presented by the artist jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate and acquired with assistance of the ARTIST ROOM Endowment, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation 2011
  • copyright:
    ARTIST ROOMS Presented by the artist jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate and acquired with assistance of the ARTIST ROOMS Endowment, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation 2011 © Martin Creed, All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2018
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Martin Creed

Martin Creed