Dublin born contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin grew up in the USA and studied at Yale. On completion of his studies in 1966 he moved to Britain, where he has spent most of his working life. He had his first solo exhibition in 1969 at the Rowan Gallery in London and since then has exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions. From 1974 to 1988 he taught at Goldsmiths College, London, where he had a significant impact on the emerging Young British Artists Group, including Damien Hirst. www.whytes.ie His first retrospective took place at in the Whitechapel Gallery in London in 1989. In 2006 the Irish Museum of Modern Art presented ‘Michael Craig-Martin: Works 1964-2006’, which incorporated works from his early use of ready-mades, inspired by Duchamp, to his later stylised depictions of everyday household objects. Craig-Martin has served as a trustee of the Tate Gallery and has done installations for the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1991) and the Centre Pompidou in Paris (1994). In 1998 he represented Britain at the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo in Brazil. His memoir and advice for the aspiring artist, On Being An Artist, was published by London-based publisher Art / Books in April 2015. www.whytes.ie
'DISTANT RELATIONS, 1996'
- Price Realised: €1,400
- Sale: 29 September 2008
- screenprint (no. 7 from an edition of 40)
- 96 by 76cm., 37.7 5 by 30in.
- Price Realised: €660
- Sale: 09 December 2012
- screen print; (no. 27 from an edition of 50)
- 14.75 by 18.75in., 37.465 by 47.625cm.