October 2011

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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