At Frieze Masters 2019, Cristea Roberts Gallery (Booth F19) will present a solo display of drawings by Michael Craig-Martin. All the works on display come from the artist’s personal archive and the presentation will include over 60 pieces dating from the 1960s to 2012. The selection of drawings, which have never been offered for sale before, will include studies for paintings, wall drawings and museum installations, as well as previously unseen studies relating to his seminal work, An Oak Tree (1974). As part of the display, Craig-Martin will also recreate one of his earliest wall drawings on the booth; Hammer, Sandal and Sardine Tin was first installed in 1978 and subsequently included in his retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1989.
Frieze Talks: Friday 4 October, 2pm
Panel discussion: ‘Bauhaus and Beyond? On Art School Models, Old and New’
With Michael Craig-Martin (artist and Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths College of Art, London), Kimathi Donkor (artist and Course Leader, Camberwell College of Arts, London), Donna Lynas (Director, Wysing Arts Centre, UK) and Ute Meta Bauer (Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). Chair: Sam Thorne (Director, Nottingham Contemporary, UK)
Frieze Masters Talks: Saturday 5 October, 12pm
Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Emilie Gordenker (Director, Mauritshuis, The Hague)
In conjunction with the retrospective display of his drawings by Cristea Roberts Gallery at Frieze Masters, Michael Craig - Martin will be in conversation with Dr. Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis, The Hague. They will discuss his work with particular emphasis on the long-standing centrality of drawing in his practice. They will also address the artist’s experience of the changing character of art and the art world over the past 50 years.