In the diptych 'Deconstructing Seurat', Craig-Martin deconstructs Seurat's seminal painting Bathers at Asnières, 1884 and recasts the scene of boys on the banks of the Seine in his reductive signature style of sharp linear forms rendered in a thrilling pop palette. In separating the structural elements, the background - the river, riverbank and distant landscape - from the group of figures who occupy it, in two panels, Craig-Martin challenges conventional ways of seeing and offers the viewer a new way of experiencing a familiar image.
Deconstructing Seurat (turquoise green), 2004Michael Craig-Martin
A pair of screenprints in colours, on wove
Each signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 40 verso
Published by Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Each sheet: 63 × 93.5 cm (24.8 × 36.8 in)
In very good condition
Each within a brushed aluminium frame Each frame: 65 × 95 (25.5 × 37.4 in)