Martin Creed: Work No.1059, 2011

Martin Creed, Work no.1059, 2011.

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Commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery for Edinburgh Art Festival 2011, Work No. 1059 is a major public artwork by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed for the historic Scotsman Steps. Each one of the 104 steps which lead from the Scotsman Hotel on North Bridge to Market Street has been clad in a different colour of marble. Creed described project as a microcosm of the whole world - stepping on the different marble steps is like walking through the world, the new staircase dramatising Edinburgh's internationalism and contemporary significance while recognising and respecting its historical importance. 

Commissioned by Fruitmarket Gallery for Edinburgh Art Festival with support from the Scottish Government Expo Fund.


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