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