Michael Craig-Martin

Globe

About this artwork

In this work, Craig-Martin creates a more disconcerting representation than in some of his other pieces such as ‘Dolly’ (1983) or ‘Glasses’ (1987). In place of the spherical ‘globe’, the artist has constructed a solid, blue cube. Globes feature in several pieces of Craig-Martin’s work. It appears as though the world has become confined to the inside of a box, or perhaps it is a reference to the historic notion of edges of the planet.

  • title:
    Globe
  • accession number:
    GMA 5189
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  • materials:
    Oil on wood with painted steel
  • date created:
    1986
  • measurements:
    overall: 43 cm x 82 cm x 51.10 cm
  • credit line:
    Donated by Eric and Jean Cass through the Contemporary Art Society 2012
  • copyright:
    Copyright Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin