December 2014

Newcastle on Tyne: Locus +, 2014
21x 15cm, 4pp printed folder with gusset content of a small padded jiffy bag containing a broken glass Xmas ornament. Monk has created other works that consist of damaged items - including one work where he pour a glass of red wine on a collectors’ white long-pile carpet. One of 500 such works released by Locus+ as a Xmas gift/card.
JOINT: Original red posting envelope. Both in fine condition.

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N.p. (Karlsruhe):Meyer Riegger Gallerie, 2013
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp Christmas card issued by the gallery - on the front is a sculptural work by Monk - "Together again alone by himself as someone else" which is a image of as Father Christmas but this also references Paul McCathy the artist who often portrays himself as Santa! Signed in pencil on the back by Monk. VG+.

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21 x 15cm, black on white inkjet with found hand applied colours. A proposal for a unique artwork - a flag of all four British nations with the word "land" replaced by a colour although Wales also has a colour - this was never realised. A work promoting the idea of British commonality against the separatism of some Scottish politicians. Slight creases else VG. Unique.

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Paris: s.p. (Boltanski), 2014
30 x 21cm, 1pp inkjet output - the certificate (nr 764064263) to Paul Robertson to allow online access to films made by Christian Boltanski. A short lived project of films made by the artist which were accessed online only by those holding the appropriate certificate. Presumably an attempt to use the internet as a new way of distributing art but such ventures often fail because art collector wish to own an object or permanent access to the site. As far as we know the access is no longer available online. VG.
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Paris. Editions Dilecta, 2014
32 x 22 x 5cm, two part heavy cardboard box with printed label content of:

a 17 x 24cm book which contains ten 13 x 18cm, full colour lenticular images tipped onto each page such that one can see two different images when the page is angled towards or away from the viewer.
a 54 x 36cm 4PP full colour artist's broadside folded to 27 x 36cm
a further 13 x 18cm lecticular photograph set into the lid of the box using photocorners
a signed and numbered 21 x 15cm, 1pp colophon sheet.

Deliuxe artist's book based on images found in the Wehrmacht magazine "Signal" that Boltanski bought at flea markets in Paris. Previously issued as a signed and numbered print, Boltanski here matches up images such that a war related photograph has a corresponding "normal" life image (often pretty girls enjoying themselves).
This is one of only 170 numbered and signed copies (with 20 HC copies also retained by the artist and 10 artist's proofs). VG+.

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