Jonathan Monk

JONATHAN MONK

ONE OF A THOUSAND ARTWORKS BY JONATHAN MONK. 1991.

Glasgow: s.p. (Monk), 1991
3 x 4cm, black on white adhesive label with the text: "ONE OF A THOUSAND ARTWORKS BY JONATHAN MONK" printed on them. This is one of 1,000 such sticky labels produced each as an artwork. A very early object/print multiple by the artist.

MY RECORD COLLECTION. 1994. ARTIST’S SECOND EVER solo EXHIBITION.

Glasgow: s.p. (monk), 1994
21 x 15cm,1pp announcement card with a drawing by Monk (of him holding a record and surrounded by texts) for this the artist's second ever public exhibition. VG+. Rare.

ALMOST ENOUGH. 1994. ARTIST’S FORTH EVER SOLO EXHIBITION.

Glasgow: CCA Studio, 1994
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp announcement card with a b/w portrait of the younger artist on the front. Monk's forth ever public exhibitions (where he showed a video work) - the show being open for one day only. Verso gallery details. VG+. Scarce early card.

LYING JUDAS BOOK LAUNCH. 1995. ARTIST’S FIRST BOOK.

Glasgow: Tramway, 1995
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp announcement card for the launch of Monk's first book "Lying Judas". On the front is a photographic work "It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it" of a cleaner looking up the skirt of a sculpture of a woman. VG+. Very early ephemera.

LYING JUDAS. 1995. MONK’S SECOND GLASGOW EXHIBITION.

Glasgow/Loire: Tramway/Frac de Pays de la Loire, 1995BR> 21 x 15cm 48pp plus card covers. Exhibition catalogue from conceptualist Monk's second Glasgow one man show which was entitled "A Brush with Death".
Monk's work often takes the works of great artists and gives it a twist. Particularly good are Monk's holiday paintings - the essence of a vacation instilled into a textual advert on canvas - sold at the same price as the original holiday. Fine. Scarce.

CRASH BANG WALLOP. 1996. ARTIST’S TENTH EVER SOLO EXHIBITION.

London: CIty Racing, n.d. (1996)
30 x 42cm, b/w offset exhibiton poster with a design by Monk (taken from a 1970s teen film) and a title taken from the Tommy Steele song (from Half A Sixpence). This was Monk's tenth only exhibition and his first in London. A folded and mailed copy sent to the poet Douglas Park.

TEA PARTY AT 136 AND OTHER WORKS. 1998. SIGNED BY MONK.

Paris: Yvon Lambert, 1998
12 x 8cm, 2pp announcement card with an appropriated image of a man standing on his head but Monk has rotated the image such that the man supporting the gymnast is upside down and the acrobat is the right way up. Verso gallery details. This was Monk's 16th ever solo show and the first at Yvon Lambert's gallery. The card is signed in blue ink on the back by Monk. VG+.

TEA PARTY AT 136 AND OTHER WORKS. 1998. POSTER SIGNED BY MONK.

Paris: Yvon Lambert, 1998
42 x 30cm, 2pp small poster with an appropriated image of a man standing on his head but Monk has rotated the image such that the man supporting the gymnast is upside down and the acrobat is the right way up. Verso gallery details. This was Monk's 16th ever solo show and the first at Yvon Lambert's gallery. The poster is folded twice for mailing and is signed in pencil on the back by Monk. VG+.

SOME TIME SPENT LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW. 1998. ARTIST’S 17TH SOLO SHOW.

Bern:Galerie Francesca Pia, 1998
15 x 10.5cm, 1pp typographic announcement card for this Monk's 17th ever solo show. VG+. JOINT: Original unprinted mailing envelope.

JONATHAN MONK 2. 1999. SIGNED BY MONK.

Stuttgart: Revolver, 1999
21 x 10cm, 1pp announcement card with a photograph of the artist's parent walking a dog plus gallery text. A promotional card for the artist's book. VG+. This example is signed on the back in pencil by Monk.

MAT COLLISHAW CHRISTINE BORLAND CEAL FLOYER JONATHAN MONK SIMON PATTERSON JANE & LOUISE WILSON. 1999

West Hollywood: Chac-Mool (in collaboration with Lisson Gallery), 1999
22.4 x 14cm, 2pp typographic announcement card for a group show. VG+.

COMIC BOOK. 1999.

Paris: Yvon Lambert/Monk, 1999
4.5 x 8cm, 74pp plus covers. Artist's book which acts as a flip book with the 74 colour images taken from the 16mm film loop "Cartoon 1999". Now hard to find. Slight wear to edges else 1,000 copies printed. VG.

2. 1999. ONE OF 500 NUMBERED EXAMPLES.

Stuttgart: Revolver, 1999
20.4 X 15.7cm, unpaginated plus card covers with French folds. Artist's book photographically documenting two dogs in black and white images with one shown on one side of the open fold and the other opposite, followed by a number of blank colour pages. The pairing of two animals may be a nod to Boetti's fascination with couplings (although Boetti's interest was in the duality of twins) but nothing is very clear other than the nostalgia that Monk feels for his own family and their animals although one dog is his mother's and the other a dog that lives in Stuttgart. One of 500 hand numbered copies. VG+.

DIARY. 2000.

Manchester: Cornerhouse, 2000
21  x 15cm, 2pp announcement card for a large group show with reproduction of a drawing by Monk on the front in b/w and verso gallery details and a list of artists who included Rosa Almeida, Darren ALmond, John Baldessari, Christian Boltanski, Ian Breakwell, Adam Dant, Hanne Darboven, Jeremy Deller, Tracey Emin, On Kawara, Emma Kay, Mary Kelly, Michael Landy, Richard Long, Tracey Moffatt, Gabriel Orozco, David Shrigley, Georgina Starr and others. VG+.

MOM, DAD & ME (FROM ALTERNATIVE FAMILY PORTRAITS). 2000. SIGNED BY MONK

Venice: s.p., 2000
60.5 x 83.5cm, full colour offset print (wide margins) - one of an unlimited (in theory) prints/ floor posters issued by Monk during the Venice Biennale. The image is of the artist's mother and father with a small monkey (presumably standing in for the artist). We have no information whatsoever if Jonathan Monk was indeed a "little monkey"when a child? This example is unusually signed by Monk in blue ink under the image - slight damage on the left top but else VG.

HAVE YOU GOT A MAP OF PARIS? 1998. SIGNED WITH NOTE.

N.p. (Paris): n.p. (Yvon Lambert), n.d. (1998)
11 x 14cm, 1pp unused card from the title multiple which Monk has used as a note card with on the back a handwritten text: "Dear Paul/Hope this is OK/best/Jonathan" Sent by Monk to Paul Robertson in 2000.

IN SEARCH OF GREGORY PECK. 2000. SIGNED BY MONK.

Taipei: Pigeon Post Cards, 2000
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp announcement card for Monk's participation in the Taipei Biennial where he showed the title slideshow - the front being one detail from the installation (originally made in 1997). On back publisher's details. Signed in blue ink by Monk on the back.

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK. 2000.

Stuttgart: Revolver, 2000
12 inch, LP record in 31.2 x 31 cm gatefold printed sleeve and printed inner sleeve. Artist's collaborative record with Monk, Gordon and others rocking out. The record was regarded as the exhibition catalogue for the group show. Slight wear to sleeve otherwise fine. Rare.