Turning Pages, Michael Craig-Martin, 2016, Limited Edition PrintTurning Pages (2016) Digital Inkjet Print, edition of 80, 1-40 available at Turner Contemporary from 8 December
Turning Pages 1975, Neon Installation for Margate Library, Michael Craig-Martin
Turning Pages, Michael Craig-Martin, Turner Contemporary 2011
“Turning Pages was my first public commission, originally intended as a commemorative gesture to the retiring librarian at Margate library, so I am thrilled to revisit it over 40 years later and create this edition which will, I hope, support Turner Contemporary and its vital work in Margate today.” Sir Michael Craig-Martin
Created by Sir Michael Craig-Martin especially for Turner Contemporary, Turning Pages (2016) celebrates the gallery’s only permanent artwork which has been positioned in the Sunley Gallery, above the information desk since the gallery opened.
The neon work Turning Pages (2011) is a recreation of Craig-Martin’s first ever public commission for Margate Library in 1975 and was installed in the Sunley Gallery for Turner Contemporary’s opening in 2011.
“It was intended by Margate as a commemorative gesture to the retiring librarian”, he recalled “and they were looking for something like a bronze anchor”. But Craig-Martin decided instead to work with white neon on the brick wall above the building’s entrance. He produced an outline image of an open book, its pages continually turning.
This exclusive print represents the iconic open book motif in Craig-Martin’s distinctive style, offering you the opportunity to own an artwork by an internationally renowned artist which is also a special part of Margate’s history.
A limited number of copies 1 - 40 of this exclusive print are available to purchase.
£900 (unframed), £1080 (framed)
Inclusive of VAT
Please enquire at Turner Contemporary’s shop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01843 233 000.
Victoria Pomery OBE, Director of Turner Contemporary says:
“I'm delighted that Michael has produced this striking new print based on his iconic neon sculpture commission for Margate library in 1975. Like libraries, galleries are inspiring places in which to learn and think. By buying this print, you will be supporting the work of Turner Contemporary and enabling more people to enjoy art.”
Clive Stevens, Chair of Turner Contemporary says:
“We’re thrilled and very grateful that Sir Michael Craig-Martin has generously created this beautiful edition for Turner Contemporary. In our current climate, a fresh approach to philanthropy and giving will become essential as we continue with our work. Each of the individuals that purchase a print will have made an impactful contribution to our ambitious exhibition and learning programmes here in Margate.”
With thanks to Alan Cristea Gallery for making this possible.
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