November 2009

London: The Economist, 28th November 2009
30 x 21cm, 106pp plus wrappers. A single number of this important international financial magazine which contains a paid advert by Jonathan Monk on page 104 - "Keith Arnatt was an artist" under the "Business & Personal" section. Arnatt sometimes used commercial tv advertising for works. VG+.

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Paris, Éditions 591, 2009
28.5 x 20.5cm, 200pp plus covers. The extensive and best to date catalogue raisonne of Boltanski's work - that covers the artist's earliest and middle career output (not artist's books which Calle published a separate book) from the earliest films, mail art, sculptures, installations and vitrines/archives. Illustrated in b/w throughout. Text in French.
JOINT AS ISSUED:
21 x 15cm, 24pp (Self cover) An English translation of certain sections of the French book - text only. VG+.
JOINT AS ISSUED:
The silver mylar outerr bag to store the books in,
This example is one of a small number of copies which are signed by both Christian Boltanski and Bob Calle (the author and, coincidentally, the father of Sophie Calle). VG+.
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N.p.: n.p., n.d. (2009)
Small plastic, metal and paper button badge with the title text (which not only reflects the pin aspect of the badge but also other Monk works where pins are pushed through postcards and other items). Limitation unknown. Fine.

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N.p: s.p., n.d.
Two different 84 x 64cm, full colour lithographic prints each with a different view of the artist’s father having fallen through a deckchair while relaxing in his garden. A typically nostalgic use of the artist’s family archive to create a new work used we believe as a floor stack in the way that Felix Gonzalez-Torres would do. Limitation unknown. VG+.

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Glasgow: Tramway, 2009
30 x 21cm, unpaginated. Pictorial hard boards. Artist's book where Monk has appropriated a Blue Peter (a UK famous and very popular long running children's programme from the BBC) annual (a staple of Xmas stockings remembered fondly by middle class adults of a certain age) and added items from his collection of announcement cards by conceptual artists. Limitation unknown. Fine.

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