Martin Creed: Works
- ISBN 9780500290811
- 26.00 x 18.80 cm
- Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
- First published 2014
‘You want to read it, explore the works, and form your opinion – Creed wants you to do that, he's not telling, he's offering. … It's an insightful collection’ – Aesthetica
‘Plenty of bang for your buck … allows us the chance to enjoy the unexpected beauty of Creed’s output’ – The Independent
The first comprehensive survey of the work and career of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed – more than 700 works produced over twenty years, selected by the artist himself and now in paperback
Renowned for his straightforward approach to making art and his deft economy of means, Creed has produced sculptures, installations, drawings, films, performances, music and text, each of which has found its inspiration in the objects and activities of everyday life.
His work is subtle and spectacular, austere and playful – a sheet of paper crumpled into a ball, a door opening and closing, the lights going on and off, or a soundtrack inside a moving lift.
The book features a foreword by the artist and accompanying texts by
Tom Eccles, Massimiliano Gioni, Germaine Greer, Matthew Higgs, Barry Humphries, Tess Jaray, Darian Leader, John O’Reilly, Colm Tóibín and others, supplemented by an exhibition history, bibliography and biography.
See and hear Martin creed installing his Fruitmarket Gallery exhibition in this
Tate Shot video.
Articles and interviews with Martin Creed from the first publication
• See Germaine Greer's article in The Independent 'Much Ado About Nothing:
Why Martin Creed is the Master of Minimalism'
• article about Martin Creed in Guardian.co.uk
• interview with Martin Creed in Telegraph.co.uk
• Interview with Martin Creed in Harper's Bazaar
• Interview with Martin Creed in The Scotsman
• Interview with Martin Creed in DazedDigital.com