December 2015

San Francisco: The Thing,  2016
30 x 21cm, 24pp (self cover). A wall calendar for the year 2016 which was sent out to subscribers of The Thing magazine by the publishers. It  is an almost complete collection of Meeting pieces by Jonathan Monk.  The works pieces have never before been gathered/archived in one document, and include everything from Meeting #3 (Palais des Galces Paris le 16 mars 2006) to the new meeting specially created for this calendar (Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco September 30th 2016).  The publishers say only 500 copies were made.
"The artist will meet the owner of each piece at the place and time stated.  It is important to understand that the work is the actual rendezvous and not the invitational text that preceeds it.  It is also important to realize that like all meetings, there is a possibility these meetings will not be met."  - Jonathan Monk
This copy was a gift from Jonathan Monk to Paul Robertson and is unusually signed in pencil on the inside back cover.

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Temple: Show & Tell Editions/Lust & The Apple, 2015
21 x 15cm, 72pp. Laminated cover and glossy internal pages content of c. 60 full page images of works by Monk that were shown in secret in an attic in Edinburgh. Visitors to the exhibition were by invitation only and ONLY 129 people viewed the exhibition during the three months it was on show - mind you a single step away from the central walkway and one fell to one's death 40 feet below. Art is dangerous. One of 600 copies. Fine.
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London: InOtherWords, n.d. (2015)
9 x 6.5 x 2cm printed cardboard box content of 56 printed playing cards, which show various aspects of a photograph by Monk of literally nine Kippenberger editions, one Boetti watch, a cigarette on a background of yellow. Unlimited edition aside from the signed edition of 50 copies. VG+ although one small damp mark on the side of the box.

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Faenza: Museo Carlo Zault, 2015
14.8 x 10.4cm, 2pp card announcing the artist's residency with an image of Monk making a floral work on the front. Verso museum details. Signed in pencil by Monk on the back. VG+.

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Faenza: Museo Carlo Zault, 2015
21 x 15cm, 8pp (self cover) exhibition catalogue for an artist's residency culminating in a solo show curated by Guido Molinari. Nine colour images of the artist creating works with others and texts in Italian and English. Signed in pencil by Monk on one of the inner pages. VG+.

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France: Monnaie de Paris, 2015
50 x 46cm, printed brown paper bag with string handles. Boltanski organised along with Hans Ulrich Obrist a series of TAKE ME I'M YOURS exhibitions (beginning in 1995 at the Serpentine Gallery, London) where the artworks could be taken away by visitors. Boltanski often created "Dispersions" - piles of second hand clothing that anyone was welcome to put into the specially printed bags (of which this is one example) and take home. Theoretically an unlimited edition but time limited.
This example is in VG+ condition but folded twice for storage.
JOINT:
France: Monnaie de Paris, 2015
21 x 15cm, 1pp typographic handout describing the work from the exhibition. Also mentioned the Felix Gonzalez Torres works on show in the exhibition. VG+.

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Glasgow: Wax366, 2015
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp artist postcard printed letterpress with a reworking of Saint Just's text from the arrest of Danton, the original reading: "The World has been empty since the Romans and only their Memory fills it and still prophesies Liberty." VG+

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Paris: Monnaie de Paris, 2015 18 x 14cm, 36pp (self cover). The exhibition catalogue for the major exhibition curated by Boltanski and Olbrist which was based on their original show in the Serpentine Gallery, London in 2007.  The exhibition was based on the idea that the artists would give works to the attendees for free to take away. Included works by Gilbert and George, Douglas Gordon, Boltanski, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lawrence Weiner, Jeremy Deller and others. B/w images of installations and texts in French and English. VG+. JOINT: TAKE ME Paris: Monnaie de Paris, 2015 15 x 11cm, 28pp (self cover). The children's version of the programme with one work on the cover. Texts in French and English. VG+. Price is for both together....

Glasgow: Kingsford Captial Management/Partick Thistle, 2015
11 x 7.4cm, black on yellow "referee's card" with the text "You have officially been cautioned" printed on it in diecut red card folder. A limited edition object multiple given out at a Partick Thistle football match to "be used in situations both on and off the pitch where you wish to advise others : A line has been crossed and caution is advised. Put it to good use." This copy is signed on the back in felt tipped pen by Monk.

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