Martin Creed Down Over Up
This book was published by The Fruitmarket Gallery on the occasion of a major showing of the work of Martin Creed in Edinburgh in 2010: a solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery for the Edinburgh Art Festival; Work No. 1020: Ballet at the Traverse Theatre for the Edinburgh International Fringe; a discussion at the Edinburgh International Book Festival; and the development of a permanent new work of public sculpture for Edinburgh’s historic Scotsman Steps. The focus of the book, and the majority of the works to be presented in Edinburgh, is progression in size, height and tone – stacks of planks, chairs, tables, boxes, pieces of lego; series of paintings; works making use of the musical scale.
With new essays by critic and author Alex Coles and Fiona Bradley, Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery and curator of the exhibition, the book speaks eloquently to the incremental impulses at play in Creed’s work; the ordering and re-ordering of things which give his art its particular magic.
Hardback: 112 pages, 18.2 x 17.8 x 1.6 cm
Published: July 2010