Martin Creed

Chicago (Work No. 1370)

Martin Creed Chicago, (Work No. 1370)
Martin Creed (1968-)
Chicago (Work No. 1370)
gouache and watercolor on paper LP sleeve with accompanying 180-gram heavyweight vinyl
12 1/4h x 12 1/4w in; 14h x 14w in, framed


hand painted cover artwork by Martin Creed
signed, dated '2012', titled 'Work #1370' and numbered of 200 in pencil on the reverse, also signed and titled in white pen on the vinyl record
produced by The Vinyl Factory and Telephone Records, London 

The four songs on the vinyl LP were recorded by Martin Creed and his band in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago as part of a year-long residency. Work #1370 was released in celebration of Martin Creed Plays Chicago - the US premiere of Creed's first ballet, presented in the MCA Chicago's theatre on 15 November 2012. For this performance, Creed played lead guitar with his London-based band, joined by dancers from the original Sadler Wells production. 

as new condition, framed in white stained wood frame under museum glass

Martin Creed  is a musician and artist who resides and works in London. In 2001, he was the Turner Prize winner for his controversial piece Work No. 227: The lights going on and off, which was just as titled- a piece composed of a light bulb turning on and off at five-second intervals. Uncategorizable, his work ranges from intimate drawings to large installations as well as real-world interventions often incorporating materials pillaged from existing structures and store racks—common items like bricks, toilet paper, light bulbs.. Since 1987, Creed has both numbered his pieces and given them mundane descriptive titles.