Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Michael Craig-Martin


Year 2019
Medium Tape on drafting film
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

This small drawing was done with tape on drafting film. All my original template drawings were done with this tape. I used the same tape (only wider) to do the large scale wall drawings, and still use it to establish the black lines in my paintings. Tape is the critical material in my work.

These days I rarely do drawings in tape on drafting film. I did this drawing especially for the Drawing Room Biennial, the only one on A4.

About the artist:

Michael Craig-Martin (b.1941, Dublin) lives and works in London. Graduated from Yale School of Art and Architecture (1966). Select solo exhibitions include Transience, Serpentine Gallery, London (2015-16); MTV Redefine, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (2015); NOW, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai (2015); Michael Craig-Martin, Gagosian Gallery, London (2015); Objects of our Time, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2014); Michael Craig-Martin at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (2014); Michael Craig-Martin: Less Is Still More, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld (2013); Michael Craig-Martin: Prints and Drawings, Galerie I.D., Geneva (2012); and Drawings 1967-2002, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2011). Select group exhibitions include Quotidian, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2017); Sleepless – The bed in history and contemporary art, 21er Hause, Vienna (2015); Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); FIERCE CREATIVITY, Pace Gallery, New York (2014); Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden, Gagosian Gallery Le Bourget, Paris (2014); Fragile, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (2013); Time out of Mind, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2012); The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate, St. Ives (2011); and Summer Exhibition 2011, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011). His works are held in public collections including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Reina Sofia, Madrid;  Arts Council of Great Britain, London; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.