Michael Craig-Martin 4 Complete Clipboard Sets: 1. Clipboard 2. Sheet of Paper 3. Pencil 4. Written Title 5. Eraser, Extended to 5 Incomplete Sets with Photograph Replacements 1971

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Artist
Title
4 Complete Clipboard Sets: 1. Clipboard 2. Sheet of Paper 3. Pencil 4. Written Title 5. Eraser, Extended to 5 Incomplete Sets with Photograph Replacements
Date 1971
Medium Plastic, paper, ink and card on board
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 768 x 2556 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1971
Reference
T01495
Not on display

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In this work, Craig-Martin is exploring the nature of art making, in particular raising philosophical and perceptual questions about the relationship of art to the reality it represents. His intention is to use simple, familiar objects used for the making of a drawing to reveal the ambiguities, contradictions, and complexities normally unrecognised in the process of representation. The work consists of a set of 5 drawings using various graphic means to create an actual-size representation of a previous work that consisted of 5 sets of identical real objects - clipboard, paper, pencil, written title, eraser - each with one missing.

September 2004