Lot 434
  • 434

Martin Creed

70,000 - 90,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Martin Creed
  • Work NO.200: Half the air in a given space
  • White 12 in. (30.5 cm) qualatex balloons
  • overall dimensions variable: calculate the volume of a chosen space. Using air, blow up white, 12 in. balloons until they occupy half the volume of the space
  • Executed in 1998, this work is unique.


Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
Pierre Huber, Geneva
Christie's, New York, Beyond: Selections from the Pierre Huber Collection, 26 February 2007, Lot 58 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner


Exh. Cat., Warsaw, Center for Contemporary Art Ujadowski Castle, Martin Creed: the whole world + the work = the whole world, 2004, pp. 8-9, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“Mr. Creed has created a kind of anti-spectacle, a strange, discombobulated whole greater than the sum of its parts, in which the building is a co-star.”
Roberta Smith, "The Back Door", New York Times, 9 June 2016, p. C19