Michael Craig-Martin

Drawing – de luxe edition

£850

Dimensions: 550 x 500mm
Medium: Artist’s Book
Format: Hand-bound, placed in a solander box
Edition size: 50
Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781910392195

Includes signed and numbered letterpress printed Book (framed)

Craig-Martin began making line drawings of ordinary objects in 1978, and has continued to add to this vocabulary of images to the present day. All are of man-made objects, mostly mass-produced, immediately familiar in the contemporary world. They have been at the core of most of his work since 1978. As the artist explains:

“In the early days I drew each object in pencil on paper and traced it in fine tape on acetate. I then destroyed the pencil drawings. Since the mid-’90s I have drawn directly on a computer using the mouse as pencil. No hard copy exists unless I print or paint one. In the beginning I intended my drawings to look as styleless as possible, without any hint of my personal intervention, but after making hundreds over the years it became clear that they did have a style, which is now recognisable as my style. In a sense this can be seen not as a book of reproductions, but of originals.”

This de luxe edition of 50 signed and numbered copies consists of an elegantly cloth-covered book of 608 pages which has been hand-bound and set in a luxurious solander box by The Fine Book Bindery. Originally housed in a wallet in the solander is Michael Craig-Martin’s signed and numbered original print entitled Book, which has been printed letterpress at Thumbprint Editions on 225gsm Zerkall 902 smooth white paper. This copy of the print has been framed.

Book

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