November 2010

Torino:Galleria Sonia Rosso, 2010
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp, Announcement card for a joint show with Douglas Gordon - a mailed and stampld example which is addressed to Monk himself.

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Tel Aviv: Dvir Gallery, 2010
15 x 21cm, 2pp printed announcement card with an image of a woman cycling with two bikes (one being empty) and with a striped scarf. The "ghost rider" of the title presumably indicating the empty seat. But the references of duality (two bikes) and the striped scarf are Boetti and Buren. Text in reverse in Hebrew. VG+.

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n.p.: n.p., n.d.
38 x 34cm, black silkscreen on cream cotton plus handles. The text is from an email from "Axel" seemingly about a technical issue in printing but on reading it is hard to follow and seems wrong. On one side of the bag is it printed in reverse (mirrored) white on black and on the other the text while the right way round is heavily broken up. Both sides are very difficult to read.. Slightly faded but else VG+. This example is signed by Monk in black felt tipped pen on the reversed side. Edition size not known.

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Paris: Alice Traval & FLorence Loewy, 2010
120 x 150cm, white silkscreen on green cotton. The text reads

A TIME
&
A PLAVE
AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE

The work is banner and flag at the same time although the instruction is to pin the work to the wall rather than fly it on a pole. A reference to the work of conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, the banner's text is also a "meeting" text - suggesting a generalised description of a place and time.
This is one of 40 examples alongside 10 artist's proofs - each signed and numbered on a separate paper certificate. In original 23 x 36 x 4cm two part heavy cardboard box with tipped on printed label. VG+.

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Berlin: BQ, 2010
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp, Announcement card for exhibition and book launch - the two sides of the card are both typographic but on the back Monk has mirrored the front of the card. Additionally Monk has signed both sides of the card in pencil but on the back his signature is approximately in reverse also. Unique thus due to the signatures. VG+.

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Berlin : BW, 2000.
21 x 15cm, 32pp plus wrappers. A single issue of the BQ magazine (nr 13) dedicated to Monk which consists of a series of colour photographs of a Monk book exhibition opposite to a sex store EROTICA in Berlin. The images on the front of the book show the store and the exhibition - the images at the back of the book show images from the sex shop. Both reflect each other because the two buildings share a mirrored structure. VG+.

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Glasgow: Wax366, n.d.
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp artist postcard with a colour photograph of a full coffee cup with a rule inside. A change of address card for Anne Bjerge Hansen and David Bellingham. This image was also used for the "Workplace 3" card. VG+.

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Berlin: Kewenig Galerie, 2010
12.5 x 17.5cm, 2pp typographic announcement card for a solo exhibition. VG+

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Berlin: Haubrok Foundation, 2010
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp printed b/w postcard with a hand-drawn line in yellow highlighter pen by Monk with instructions to "install this postcard on any wall with the pencil line six feet above the floor". A self portrait of the artist of sorts. One of 59 copies plus 10 A/ps. of this object multiple which is signed on the reverse in pen. VG+.

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Little Sparta/Heidelberg-Berlin: Wild Hawthorn Press/ Kehrer Verlag, 2010
24.5 x 16cm, 112pp, plus pictorial boards. Photographic book contrasting Ian Hamilton Finlay's two major gardens, Little Sparta in Scotland, and Fleur de l'Air in France with 70 colour illustrations. VG+.

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Berlin: Haubrokshows, 2010
15 x 10.5cm, 4pp. Announcement card for a joint show with Klaus Merkel - the front of the card is a text in English by Merkel and on the back of the card Monk has simply mirrored the text such that it reads right to left. This is a strategy Monk has used in other works - reflection. Internally gallery text. VG+.

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