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Summer Exhibition at Alan Cristea Gallery Focuses on the Work of Royal Academicians
Michael Craig-Martin, Strictly Personal, 2001. Hand-painted lift-ground etching with from 2 copper plates and carborundum from 1 plastic plate on 100% cotton paper. Paper and image 30.0 x 34.0 cm. Edition of 55.

LONDON.- The Summer Exhibition, from 14 July until 12 August, will showcase a wide range of works from the stable of artists represented by the Alan Cristea Gallery, the largest dealer and publisher of 20th Century and contemporary prints in Europe. Including paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture and installations, and with prices ranging from £750 to £50,000, this show will focus on the work of Royal Academicians including Gillian Ayres, Allen Jones, Ian McKeever, Lisa Milroy, Mimmo Paladino and Joe Tilson. A focal point of the show will be works by Michael Craig-Martin and Howard Hodgkin, both of whom have both been commissioned to design posters for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

The Summer Exhibition will showcase a number of works by Michael Craig-Martin, who has played a significant role in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and curated one of the largest galleries for the show. Featured works include prints from Alphabet, a series of 26 prints, edition of 40 (prices from £900, and a number of unique drawings pre-dating the artist’s use of the computer; Untitled (Modern Muses), 1982 (£6,500) and Paint Roller, 1983 (£4,500).

Howard Hodgkin will also feature, who along with Craig-Martin is one the 12 artists commissioned to design posters for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games. Highlights include small-scale prints, Rain (£3,000) and Strictly Personal (£5,000), and a larger print entitled Night Palm, 1990-1, a hand-painted etching with carborundum (£10,000).

Abstract painter Gillian Ayres, who was recently awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, is represented by a number of works including Song Beneath the Stars and A Breeze Cuts a Pause (both priced at £2,250 each). Italian artist Mimmo Paladino is represented by Stupor Mundi, 2010, lithograph and gold mosaic in a brass box, edition of 10 (£5,000) and Map of Great Britain, 2009, a collage with lithograph and hand-painting contained a welded steel frame with gold mosaic glass elements, edition of 25 (£3,000).

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