This painting falls in line with Craig-Martin’s interest in everyday functional objects. ‘We often look for the special in special objects or special events but actually, if we understood the quality of ordinary things, we are closer to the substance of life’ says Craig-Martin. As in the works featured in his recent Serpentine exhibition, Craig-Martin draws inspiration from the everyday products of material culture, depicting them in his signature bright palette outlined by a bold black line, blending together Pop-Art and a sense of Minimalism.


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Michael Craig-Martin (b. 1941, Ireland), lives and works in Britain. Over the past 42 years Craig-Martin has had numerous exhibitions and installations in galleries and museums across the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York; the Kunstvereins, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, and Hannover; IVAM, Valencia, and Kunsthaus Bregenz. He represented Britain in the 23rd Sao Paulo Biennal. A retrospective of his work was presented at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1989, a second at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in 2006, and a third at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include Less is Still More at Krefeld Museum Haus Esters, Sculpture at Chatsworth House in association with Gagosian Gallery; Objects of Our Time at Alan Cristea Gallery; and NOW, a touring exhibition in China.

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Untitled (steering wheel), 2016
Lot Number 7
Acrylic on aluminium
60 x 60 cm (23.62 x 23.62 in)
Courtesy of artist and Gagosian Gallery, London
Estimate £18,000 - £22,000
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Untitled (steering wheel)
  • Dimensions
    60 x 60 cm (23.62 x 23.62 in)