November 2004

Berlin: BuroFriedrich, 2004
30 x 42cm, small exhibition poster and mailer for an exhibition where famous conceptual art works are shown in small detail - the poster shows the "thumbs up" by Jan DIbbet's in the latter's famous postcard work. This example is signed in pencil by Monk on the front. VG+. ...

NYC: Yvon Lambert, 2004
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp. Announcement card with a typographic design - a group show including work by Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Stanley Brouwn, Joan Jonas, On Kawara, Louse Lawler, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Dennis Oppenheim, Fred Sandback, Niele Toroni, Richard Tuttle and Lawrence Weiner. The exhibition was curated by Monk. VG+.

...

Koln: Walther Konig, 2004
15.2 x 23.5cm, 64pp plus card covers. Artist's book where an initial slide of a glass of milk is duplicated, a duplicate was made of that duplicate, and so on, until there were 50 generations of the original image each becoming more blue in the colour range because of the flaws in the duplication method. Resolution and details are also lost. The book can also be seen as a flick-book with the pages creating a "movie" if flipped with the thumb. VG+ although there is a remnant of a price sticker on the back cover. One of 800.

...

London: Book Works, 2004
19.7 x 15.8cm, 64pp plus 6 blank pages in different coloured paper stock. Artist's book with 48 colour images of artist's book in Monk's own collection - all conceptual art books by the likes of Weiner, Le Witt and Ruscha. The latter is interesting in that this book is similar to Ruscha's own publications which show bland, objective images and also Richard Price who displays record covers (Monk's punning title alludes to that).  This is in VG+ condition and is a scarce book.
Monk has opened the shrink wrap and pushed a handwritten note into the package that says:" But which one is worth more? /Until then/JM." This is a reference to a second copy of the same book that Monk sent unopened in shrink wrap but signed on the plastic. VR+. Unique thus.

...

Belper: Aggie Weston's Editions, 2005
21 x 15cm, 4pp inkjet promotional leaflet for the book reproducing Finlay's notebook in a book reprinted almost fully in its entirety by Stuart Mills a long time friend and collaborator.
JOINT:
Two 21 x 15cm, 1pp inkjet subscription leaflets, one with an image of a boat made by Finlay on the pond in Little Sparta. VG+.
JOINT:
30 x 21cm, 1pp inkjet pomotional leaflet for POETS POETS - anthologies published by Mills of works chosen by various poets (however not Finlay). VG+ but folded.


...

Belper: Aggie Weston's Editions, 2004
19 x 13cm, folded single printed dustjacket for the book edited by Stuart Mills of content of Finlay's notebooks. This was sent to Paul Robertson by Mills with a post-it note on the back with the words "Covers, Have you found the card yet?" and an arrow pointing to a sculpture reproduced on the back "The star in its stable of light". Mills knew at the time Robertson had been searching for a copy of that card.VG+.

...

Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2004
21 x 24.3cm, 2pp announcement card for an exhibition by Robin GIllanders of his photographs of Little Sparta and The Ermenonville Gardens (which were inspired by the writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau). One b/w image of a sculptural work at Little Sparta, VG+.

...

Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2004
24 x 18cm, 64pp and full black cloth boards with printed titles to spine and upper board. Exhibition about The Ermenonville Gardens, which were inspired by the writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Preface by Jean-Claude Curtil with an introduction by Peter France. Text in English and French. The back of the book has 6pp of photographs of Little Sparta by Gillanders and short Finlay texts from Detached Sentences on Gardening. VG+.

...

Berlin: Galerie Anselm Dreher, 2004
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp. Announcement card with a typographic design listing the various artist's in the group show which includes John Armleder, Thomas Locher, Maurizio Nannucci, Karin Sander, Lawrence Weiner, Heimo Zobernig and Monk. ...