December 2011

20 x 18cm transparent bag containing a Dr Winkler "handtrainer" and printed leaflet/label. The "hand trainer" being a inflatable double thick blue plastic bag which is intended to be a means of building strength in one's hands by regular squeezing. This was sent by Monk to Paul Robertson in return for a Kippenberger inflatable object multiple that Monk purchased from Robertson's Heart Fine Art. Essentially a readymade unique artwork.
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Original hand addressed (by Monk) mailing envelope (which had originally been sent to Jonathan Monk by Ryan Gander and was hand addressed by that artist0. ...

Edinburgh: Show and Tell Editions, 2011 A 2.5 x 3 x 3cm (approx) wood and rubber stamp consisting of a reproduced image of the artist's left thumbprint. One of 65 signed and numbered (on a certificate) examples from the important British conceptual artist Monk. Referencing Manzoni (who often stamped works with his thumbprint), and, perhaps indirectly, Warhol with the idea of the unique re-made as a multiple was never before more apposite as here. In 2003 the other half of this two-part artwork ONE OF TWO (with the stamp being of the right thumb print) was published as one of the first Show & Tell Editions. Fine condition....

27 x 21cm, full colour c-print displaying the making of a world map using the fabric from an American flag. The woman making the tapestry (reminding one of the supposed original making of the flag by Betsy Ross) was a member of the right-wing "Daughters of the American Revolution" who Monk paid to create the work (adding layers of irony given the American right wing are against the destruction of flags).
This example of the photograph is designated as "Artist's Proof" on the back in Monk's holograph and is hand titled, dated and signed also by the artist. We do not know if the image was used as an edition or not.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 20171
21 x 15cm, 12pp (self covers). Artist's book which reproduces five "dot" drawings by Bellingham with each page being associated with different time periods (seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks). Printed in silver on blue. Very small limitation sent out to friends and colleagues as a new year present as is Bellingham's practice. VG+.

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Berlin: Archive Book, 2011
23 x 16cm, 104pp plus card covers. Artist’s book and catalogue raisonne of works by Monk that relate to the dead conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti. Many illustrations in blue on white. Fine.

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Glasgow: WAX366, n.d. (c. 2011)
5.5 x 9cm, 1pp small typographic card for a performance work where people could book "a lesson" to explain conceptual and other contemporary art. VG+.

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NYC: Casey Kaplan Gallery, 2011
38 x 34cm, black silkscreen on cream cotton plus handles. The bag is one in a series of "shopping" nbags but not specific to any particular shop - but open to offers. Slightly faded but else VG+.

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