Michael Craig-Martin

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

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Jul 2014 01:30 GMT
BBC World News North America

Credits

Role Contributor
ParticipantMichael Craig-Martin
ProducerRosemary Tratt
DirectorMark James
EditorMark James
ParticipantLaura Burlington
ParticipantHannah Obee
ParticipantHannah Freedberg
ParticipantThe Duke of Devonshire