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‘Coming’ works with a toolbox of iconic modern artworks and objects, including Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ and Carl André’s ‘Equivalent VIII’, represented in Craig-Martin’s signature style. A constantly evolving homage to artists that Craig-Martin felt revolutionised modern art.

‘Radical art – and I’ve always thought of myself as radical – is always at the frontiers, always speculative, always too radical to be really understood initially. It changes your frame of reference. That’s what Duchamp did.’ Michael Craig-Martin

MediumWall-mounted LCD monitor and computer with proprietary software
Dimensions47 x 35.6 x 14 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006
EditionEdition 2/10
Item NumberIMMA.2001
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Michael Craig-Martin, Coming, 2004, Wall-mounted LCD monitor and computer with proprietary software, 47 x 35.6 x 14 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2006

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About the Artist

Michael Craig-Martin b.1941

Born in Dublin, Michael Craig-Martin studied art at Yale University in America in the 1960s, where he was influenced by theories of conceptual art. In the 1980s Craig-Martin taught at Goldsmith’s College and was significant influence on the emerging YBA generation. Craig-Martin's early art practice involved the use of ready-mades. During the 1990s the focus of his work moved to painting, and to increasingly complex site-specific wall paintings.
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