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Inhale (Yellow)

© Michael Craig-Martin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A crowded, polychromatic canvas featuring a large pastel pink lightbulb in the centre, a blue globe without mapping detail, a metronome, an oversized pencil sharpener, a plastic chair, an ice cube tray, a cassette tape, an empty green filing cabinet, and in the background a step ladder and a dark aquamarine drawer extracted from a cabinet. Each object is changed in some way; certain objects are magnified, some are scaled down, and the saccharine colours and pastel shades are in some cases an unlikely colour for the object depicted.

Manchester Art Gallery





acrylic on canvas


H 243.8 x W 182 cm

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purchased from the Gagosian Gallery, 2003

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Manchester Art Gallery

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