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Craig–Martin, Michael, Sir, born 1941
Drawing / Michael Craig-Martin.
London : Enitharmon Editions, 2015.
Physical Description:
1 volume (304 unnumbered leaves) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm, in box 54 x 51 cm and 1 print ; 50 x 48 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2016 1
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The 300 drawings are indexed on the final leaf.
"'Drawing' was conceived by Michael Craig-Martin and designed by Peter Willberg ... The regular edition, in its first printing, consists of 700 sewn limp-bound copies. The specially bound de luxe edition consists of fifty hardback signed copies numbered 1/50 to 50/50 and fifteen signed artist's proof copies numbered AP I/XV to XV/XV. Each is presented in a solander box accompanied by a signed original print by Michael Craig-Martin entitled Book, produced at Thumbprint editions especially for the publication of DRAWING and numbered as above. The de luxe edition has been bound and the solander boxes made by The Fine Book Bindery."--Colophon.
"Michael-Craig Martin, Book, 2014. Letterpress on 225gsm Zerkall 902 smooth white paper ... Edition of 50, numbered 1/50 to 50/50 and 15 artist's proofs numbered I/XV to XV/XV."--Folder enclosing the print in the de luxe edition.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 40 of 50 of the de luxe edition; signed by the artist. In solander box, with the print "Book," signed and numbered (40) by the artist, in graphite. Accompanied by publisher's prospectus for the work.
"I made the first drawings here in 1978, the most recent a few months ago. All are of man-made objects, mostly mass-produced, immediately familiar in the contemporary world. ... My drawings are accurately detailed but provide very limited information. They do not show the object's use, size, materials, colour, commercial value, context, or what it looks like seen from a different point of view. It is the extraordinary capacity of every individual viewer to fill in this extensive and complex information through memory and imagination effortlessly without even realizing it. ... Michael Craig-Martin (December 2014)."--Leaf [3].
Subject Terms:
Craig-Martin, Michael, 1941-
Drawing, British.
Relief prints.
Book prospectuses.
Craig-Martin, Michael, 1941- Book.
Willberg, Peter, designer.
Enitharmon Editions, publisher.
Fine Book Bindery (Firm), binder.

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