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Michael Craig Martin

Michael Craig Martin

Love/Glove, 2011

Influential conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1941. He grew up and was educated in the United States, studying Fine Art at the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He has lived and worked in Britain since 1966.

Inspired by his series of 'rhyme paintings' in which he rhymes a word with a single image, Love/Glove features a pink glove overlaid with the word 'love'.

The wordplay between 'love' and 'glove' and the simplicity of the rhyme between word and image allows for multiplicity of meaning. It is this opportunity to create meaning and speculate that, says Craig-Martin, 'is one of the best things about any work of art'.

Artwork specification

  • Six colour screen print on 410gsm Somerset Satin paper
  • Height 72.4cm x width 66.2cm
  • Edition of 150
  • Unframed
  • Signed, numbered and dated by the artist

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Guide price: £550
Donated by: Michael Craig-Martin CBE, RA and Counter Editions
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