About the Artwork
Michael Craig-Martin is best known for using subjects drawn from ordinary life. He has developed a vocabulary of familiar images and, with what he calls his ‘universal language’, he uses ‘simple things to describe very complex ideas’ about form and purpose. With his characteristic economy of means, Michael Craig-Martin’s ‘Hammer (blue)’ has maximum impact. Enlarged and rendered in a stark, brightly coloured outline, the sculpture is three dimensional but at the same time looks like a great drawing in the sky.
Courtesy Gagosian Gallery and Roche Court Sculpture Park
powder coated steel
306 x 127 x 2 cm