Regent’s Place is home to a series of outdoor sculptures and reception artworks by celebrated international artists including Gary Hume and Sir Michael Craig-Martin.
From 5 July, visitors to campus can also enjoy art by these two important artists within Frieze Sculpture, a major presentation of outdoor works, set within The English Garden of nearby Regent’s Park. Free to view, Frieze Sculpture features 25 new and significant works by leading 20th-century and contemporary artists from around the world.
Gary Hume, Bud (2016), Sprüth Magers / Matthew Marks, Frieze Sculpture 2017.
Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White / Frieze.
Why not take a stroll over lunch or after work to see one of Summer 2017’s major creative events? Gary Hume’s Bud showcases his trademark abstract forms whilst Michael Craig-Martin’s Wheelbarrow (Red) comprises his signature outline shapes. More details about Public Tours and the display’s Audio Tour app are available here.
Michael Craig-Martin, Wheelbarrow (red) (2013), New Art Centre / Gagosian Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.
Back on campus you can also take a closer look at our permanent works by Michael Craig-Martin and Gary Hume.
Make a start at 338 Euston Road where the ground floor lobby is home to Michael Craig-Martin’s Japanese Screen triptych. Executed in the artist’s trademark bold colours and clear outlines, this screen-print presents the viewer with everyday objects set within a clearly historic frieze format. One of the most significant artists working today, Craig-Martin is further renowned as a curator, writer and tutor. In fact, he curated the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in 2015, and was the teacher at Goldsmith’s College who led the Young British Artist generation, including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin during the late 1980s.
by Michael Craig-Martin
Continue to Triton Street and head through Brock Street to the Hampstead Road corner of campus to see Pecking Bird, an installation by Gary Hume, another of Michael Craig-Martin’s celebrated students. A clear display of the artist’s playful interpretation of natural forms, this 20 panel site-specific installation stands almost 14 metres above the traffic and pedestrians at the junction. Tutored by Craig-Martin, Hume studied at London’s Goldsmith’s College and is one of the artists who participated at the now seminal Freeze exhibition organized by Damien Hirst in 1988.
By Gary Hume
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