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.’
The Tate Gallery 1968-70, London 1970