Michael Craig-Martin

Drawings of ‘4 Identical Boxes with Lids Reversed’

1969

Artist
Michael Craig-Martin born 1941
Medium
Plastic tape on paper
Dimensions
Support: 521 x 635 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1969
Reference
T01158

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T01158 DRAWING OF ‘4 IDENTICAL BOXES WITH LIDS REVERSED’ 1969
Inscribed ‘4 identical boxes with lids reversed Michael Craig-Martin 1969’.
Adhesive plastic tape on paper, 20½×25 (52×63.5).
Purchased from the artist through the Rowan Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1969.

Exh: Rowan Gallery, September 1969 (no catalogue number).

Amplifying his statement of 30 April 1970, the artist said (8 May 1970) that ‘the drawing was done with 1/64" “Chart-pak” black adhesive tape on white paper. Both this original (artist's copy), and the two identical versions on plain white paper (one in a private collection, the other bought by the Tate) were done after construction of the original “4 identical boxes with lids reversed” but before construction of the Tate version.’

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1968-70, London 1970

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