Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#11998

On Being an Artist

Artist
Michael Craig-Martin
Date
2015
Publisher
Art / Books
Format
Artists' Books
Size
6 × 9 in
Length
304 pages
Genre
Autobiography
Description

Few living artists can claim to have had the influence of Michael Craig-Martin (born 1941). Celebrated internationally for his own art, he has also helped nurture generations of younger artists, among them Julian Opie, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Liam Gillick and Gary Hume. Often described as the godfather of the YBAs, he taught by combining personal example and individual guidance, offering students practical advice and insights gained from his own professional highs and lows. Part memoir and part instructional guide, On Being an Artist mixes reminiscence, personal philosophy, self-examination and advice for the budding artist. In a series of short episodes, Craig-Martin reflects with both wit and candor on the many ideas, events and people that have inspired and shaped him throughout his life, from his childhood in postwar America through his time as an art student at Yale in the 1960s and subsequent work as a teacher, to his international success in later years.

  1. On Being an Artist
 

Related Items

  1. Craig Leonard: Michael Fernandes
  2. Agnes Martin
  3. Michael Riedel: Oskar
  4. Brian Kennon: Untitled #2 / KE
  5. Vern Blosum
  6. Michael Hardt: The Procedures of Love / Die Verfahren der Liebe
  7. Seth Price: 2000 Words
  8. Pawel Althamer: 2000 Words
  9. Emily Jacir & Susan Buck-Morss
  10. Grace Lee Boggs: Living for Change
  11. Roberto Cuoghi: 2000 Words
  12. Michael Schmelling: Land Line
  13. Robert Smithson in Texas
  14. Cory Arcangel: All the Small Things
  15. Joseph Beuys, Ronald Bladen, Daniel Buren, Carl Andre, Gene Davis, Jan Dibbets, Al Held, Jeff Khonsary, Craig Leonard, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Robert Murray, N.E. Thing Co., Richard Serra, Richard Smith, Robert Smithson, Michael Snow, and Lawrence Weiner: The Halifax Conference
  16. Donelle Woolford: Dick Jokes
  17. Richard Tuttle: Prints
  18. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix: Ambulo Ergo Sum
  19. Rachel Harrison: Fake Titel
  20. Ryan Gander: Culturefield
  21. Ad Reinhardt: How To Look

Art Comics
  22. Source Book 5 / 2008 Geoffrey Farmer
  23. Carl Johan De Geer: DE GEER
  24. Robert Seydel: A Picture is Always a Book
  25. Joëlle Tuerlinckx: Wor(l)(d)(k) in Progress?
  26. Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell: Fantastic Architecture
  27. Angela Bulloch: Source Book 10
  28. Art or Sound
  29. Erkki Kurenniemi
  30. Joan Jonas: In the Shadow a Shadow
  31. Roni Horn: Hack Wit
  32. Peter Fischli and David Weiss: Polyurethane Objects
  33. Dorothy Iannone: Censorship and the Irrepressible Drive Toward Love and Divinity
  34. K8 Hardy: How To
  35. I Cancel All My Works at Death
  36. Gordon Matta-Clark: Art Cards
  37. Robert Longo: Stand
  38. Paul Ryan: Two Is Not a Number

A Conversation with Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri
  39. Genesis P-Orridge: G.P.O. versus G.P-OA Chronicle of Mail Art on Trial