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Martin Creed
Work No. 845 (THINGS), 2007

Multicolored neon
6 in. (15.2 cm) high
Collection of Toby Webster, Glasgow, Scotland
Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Work No. 845 (THINGS)—the first artwork by Martin Creed to be installed at MCA Chicago this year—makes a simple statement using one ordinary word. (THINGS) sets the tone for Creed’s subsequent interventions, which will appear throughout the building and the city each month of 2012 as part of the artist’s residency.