July 2006

Glasgow: WAX336, 2006
15 x 7.5cm, 2pp. Artist's postcard with a slightly adapted image of a table salt label from a grocer's store called Costcutters (common in Scotland), The original "TABLE SALT" has bee changed to "TABLE TALK" so that the card indicates a fun meal. VG+.

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N.p: Edition Monopol, 2006
40 x 29cm, found aluminium coat hanger which has been shaped by hand by Monk in attempt to create a perfect circle underneath the hanger. Such a task is near impossible and the title hints at the hopelessness of the venture. One of a series of such works (unlimited) which comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from Monk. VG+.

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n.p.: Neue Review, 2006
16 x 11.4cm, 2pp art postcard published by DIA in NYC displaying one of Alighiero E Boetti's world map tapestries (from the exhibition Worlds Envisioned). The card comes with a blue lapiz lazuli tipped earring. All are found in a manilla bard backed envelope - 23 x 16cm, with printed label which explains how the work should be presented: "Using the attached earring please pin the post card directly to the walk through the hole provided."
The hole in the card is in Afghanistan where Boetti had many of his tapestries made by artisans and also is buried. The blue earring is also heavily associated with the region. This is a remembrance of the artist in many ways.
This is one of only 9 examples - each signed and numbered by Monk in pencil on the back of the postcard. VG+

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NYC: Zwirner & Wirth, 2006
20.5 x 20.5cm, 2pp announcement card for a group show honouring Bruce Nauman with work by a wide number of artists including Jonathan Monk. The front image is by Jessica Diamond. VG+.

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