Michael Craig-Martin

Glasses

About this artwork

In the 1960s and 1970s Craig-Martin was particularly interested in American Minimalism and Conceptualism. By the 1980s his work had become concerned with Pop imagery and style. A major change came immediately after Craig-Martin returned from a year’s sabbatical in New York in 1982, when he started to make wall drawings which were three-dimensional. With the inclusion of coloured panels, the result was bold relief sculptures which retainined a strong graphic element. Craig-Martin commented that the bold line of works such as ‘Glasses’ “generalises the object, gives it the diagrammatic quality you refer to… I want my pictures of objects to look as much like unadulterated facts as the objects themselves.”

  • title:
    Glasses
  • accession number:
    GMA 5191
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  • materials:
    Painted steel
  • date created:
    1987
  • measurements:
    66.00 x 72.00 x 10.30 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