Jonathan Monk

Bruxelles: MorePublishers, 2021 50 x 70cm, laser cut on 400 g cardboard (400 gr.) with the text with the text: "A TIME AND A PLACE AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE E.G. TWO WEEKS FROM HERE" - which places the work in Monk's eries of "meetings" (where the artist arranges a meeting but may or may not turn up). This is one of a signed & numbered edition of 20 (+ 5 A.P.) unopened in original mailing box. Mint....

Essex: Fithsyllable, n.d. (2021)
16 x 11.5cm, grey foil stamped boards content of a 32pp concertina folded sheet displaying a selection of people looking at art (with the art not being shown) taken by Monk from the internet. This is one of only 50 such books produced. VG+. Very scarce. ...

30 x 22.3cm, found advertising page from a woman's magazine  with added watercolour and gouache. One of a series of works where Monk has recreated paintings by the arte povera artist Salvo who is known for his stylised tree paintings and painted them on to either digital outputs or, as here, magazine pages. Unique. Unsigned by the artist who sent it to Paul Robertson as a gift and presumably forgot to sign the sheet. VG+.  ...

Brescia: Galleria Massimo Minini, 2020
30 x 21cm, 2pp announcement on paper with die cut holes. Group show with a number of artists represented by holes for stellar objects with representative size indicating (perhaps by design) the importance of their work but also the theme of the night sky. Else text only in English on reverse where Monk has also signed this in pencil. VG+.

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Berlin: s.p., 2020
30 x 21cm, digital output on Epson paper with a small colour image of a transparency slide - being a holiday photograph of someone (perhaps a Monk family member) in LA. The background in the slide is orange in this print. The title references Bruce Nauman's artist book LA Air.
This is an unique trial print created by Monk for a future work and has a handwritten label on the back with the title and which is signed. There is also a yellow post-it note with "Further details to follow" in Monk's hand. VG+.

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Berlin: s.p., 2020
30 x 21cm, digital output on Epson paper with a small colour image of a transparency slide - being a holiday photograph of someone (perhaps a Monk family member) in LA. The background in the slide is purple in this print. The title references Bruce Nauman's artist book LA Air.
This is an unique trial print created by Monk for a future work and has a handwritten label on the back with the title and which is signed. VG+.

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Berlin: s.p., 2020
30 x 21cm, digital output on Epson paper with an image of an orange in purple on the front and the word below ORANGE. The title of the work refers to John Baldessari who died in 2020 - the homage by Monk being a reflection of the way that Badessari used large circular patches of colour to hide faces and other significant parts of his photographic works. This is an unique trial print created by Monk for a future work and has a handwritten label on the back with the title and which is signed. VG+.

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Torino: Norma Mangione Gallery, 2020
21 x 15cm, 24pp. Digitally printed exhibition catalogue with the exhibited eight oil of wood paintings all illustrated - the paintings are blurred (by enlargement) images from German photographs from football matches. The blurring is reminiscent of Gerhard Richter's early work. Text in English and German Luca Cerizza. This example is signed on the back cover in black felt tipped pen by Monk.

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Leonards-on-sea: Project 78 Press, 2020 21 x 15cm, unpaginated (28pp) plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue and artist's book issued for a neo-conceptual art exhibition curated by Scott Robertson who included work by Jonathan Monk, Ryan Gander and Lynda Morris, Aidan Moffat amongst others. Monk's work was based on a number of visits to Starbucks where the artist gave his name as that of famous conceptual artists which were written on the cups by the Barista. One colour image of a "Carl Andre" cup is reproduced. This is one of only 90 initialled (by Robertson) and numbered copies. VG+. ...

Berlin: s.p., 2020
30 x 21cm white paper on which Monk has tipped on 8 different Design/Miami VIP plastic cards sent to him by the Art Fair over the last eight years. On the front Monk has attached a yellow post-it note "Was going to throw these out - thought they might be of interest?" and that is it - pure ephemera? Unintended collage?. VG+.

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