Artist

Martin Creed

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Martin Creed

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Turner Prize winning Creed (he was awarded the honour in 2001 for his installation Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off) tasks himself with creating work that ‘gets under people’s skin’. Rejecting painting after gaining a degree from the Slade School of Art, he turned to the use of everyday actions and objects to point out things that the viewer might otherwise overlook. Creed often works in neon, notably using it for his ‘Everything Is Going To Be Alright’ installation, which has previously topped the National Galleries of Scotland and London’s Tate Modern.

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Creed also makes avant-garde pop music, with the accompanying videos forming part of his oeuvre.

Country of Birth

UK

Auction Record

$155,500

Christies New York, 'Work No. 204: Half the Air in a Given Space', 2012

Notable Collections

Tate Gallery, London, London, UK

Victoria Beckham's private collection

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sketch, London, UK

Notable Exhibitions

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2012

Say Cheese, Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands, 2017

Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2014

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