28 March - 2 May 2014

Master Prints

Selected by Michael Craig-Martin

The Alan Cristea Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Michael Craig-Martin. The exhibition, which will take place at 34 Cork Street, will include his new series of twelve screenprints, Objects of our Time, alongside other recent editions in several different media all of which focus on everyday items and iconic objects from the worlds of art and design.

Concurrently, the gallery presents Master Prints selected by Michael Craig-Martin in the space at 31 Cork Street, an exhibition curated by Michael Craig-Martin bringing together iconic 20th and 21st century prints by major modern and contemporary artists both from his personal collection and from a panoply of important pieces.

The two exhibitions will coincide with an exhibition of his sculpture in the grounds of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, from 16 March - 29 June 2014.

Using etching, digital printing, screenprinting, and light-box installations, Craig-Martin's instantly recognisable imagery is vividly coloured and crisply defined, with objects presented on one-colour backgrounds. The artworks and objects referenced are icons of art and design; signature pieces that have come to represent and symbolise an artist's or designer's work in its entirety.

Inspired by a trompe-l'oeil violin painted on the back of a secret door of the private apartments at Chatsworth, Craig-Martin has produced his own contemporary version of the violin in the form of an edition to be sold during the exhibition at Chatsworth.

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