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Michael Craig-Martin

An insight into contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin at work in his London studio and his preparations for a major sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth House.

Leading contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin has an ambition to paint all mass-produced, everyday objects in the world. This film gives a rare insight into the artist at work in his London studio and his preparations for a major sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth House.

In the 1980s Craig-Martin was was an influential tutor at Goldsmiths College, which became synonymous with a new generation of talent known as the YBAs (Young British Artists), including Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Gary Hume.

In the grounds at Chatsworth, Craig-Martin supervises the installation of twelve heavy, steel 'line drawing' sculptures including vibrant umbrellas, huge garden implements and a giant pink shoe. Additionally, he has been invited to make a selection of historic portrait drawings from the Devonshire Collection and has made an intriguing, colourful 'intervention' to the marble sculptures throughout the house.

Michael Craig-Martin at Chatsworth House : Exhibition continues until June 29th 2014.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 20 May 2014 01:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Michael Craig-Martin
Producer Rosemary Tratt
Director Mark James
Editor Mark James
Participant Laura Burlington
Participant Hannah Obee
Participant Hannah Freedberg
Participant The Duke of Devonshire

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