May 2007

n.p. (NYC): n.p., 2007
22 x 14cm, unpaginated (8pp, printed as foldout one side only). Self cover. Artist's book and exhibition catalogue as such which is a direct reprint of the original Daniel Buren public performance hand-out with Monk having over printed by hand using a rubber stamp the new updated title as conceived by the younger artist. This copy is signed in blue pen on the cover of the book.

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23.5 x 29.5cm, watercolour and ballpoint pen on commercially prepared canvas. A painting based on the outline of Monk's hand with highly coloured and ornate butterflies replacing the fingertips and the handwritten text "IF YOU CAN'T PAINT, HIRE SOMEONE WHO CAN!". Signed and dated and titled and the media also noted all in pencil on the rear canvas edge. The work seems to reference Martin Kippenberger who often hired painters to make his works and also images taken from well known arte povera and Damien Hirst works
JOINT:
A hand written note in pencil address to Paul Robertson offering the painting as payment /trade for an item purchased - a provenance document. Slightly rippled.

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An unique full colour photographic print - 24 x 31cm - a 6 image contact print from the original photographs used to create the book ONE IN ONE HUNDRED (CHILD). This is signed and dated "Jonathan Monk 2010" in blue ink on the reverse of the photograph. Fine. JOINT
Paris: One Star Press, 2007
14 x 22.5cm, 150pp plus card covers. Artist's book which has been hand-wrapped in white semi-transparent paper and scotch tape (by Monk as a deliberate intervention) copy of the title book (which in itself was released by One Star Press in a very small edition of only 250 copies) with the back of the wrapped paper signed in blue ink - the whole being meant to remain unopened and therefore the internal pages unread. The book reproduces 100 times the front cover of the book which in its turn reproduces the cover image from a box of Ilford photographic paper (a stock image of a child).
Together Monk has created a means by which the internal aspect of the book can be viewed without disrupting the deliberate wrapping (a la Christo). The book should be displayed (obviously) unopened alongside the contact print. Unique. A gift from the artist to Paul Robertson.
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Copenhagen:Galleri Nicolai Wallner, 2007
30 x 42cm, 1pp small colour poster for Monk's Danish exhibition where the works are highly influenced by Ellesworth Kelly with an overprinted text on the minimalist corner paintings. Folded for mailing else VG+.

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