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JONATHAN MONK

THE CORNER OF A POSTCARD HELD OVER THE CORNER OF ANOTHER POSTCARD WITH A BLACK PAPER CLIP. 2020. ONE OF ONLY 16 SIGNED, DATED & NUMBERED EXAMPLES.

Bruxelles: MORE Publishers, 2020
17 x 12cm, 2pp commercial postcard displaying a view of the Atomium in Brussels taken during nighttime hours. Added to the bottom left of the card is a quarter of another card with the exact same view - but here the image was taken during daylight hours. The two sections are kept together by the use of a black plastic coated paper clip.
The back of the card is signed and dated in pencil by Monk and there is another printed sheet of card with the details of the edition and the number from the edition. Only 16 such combination of cards were made. VG+.

LA AIR. 2020. SIGNED BY MONK.

N.p. (Kopenhagen): Den Danske Radeerforeining, 2020
25 x 19cm, 4pp announcement brochure for Monk's limited edition inkjet print showing images of a transparency slide - being a holiday photograph of someone (perhaps a Monk family member) in LA. Referencing the Bruce Nauman artist's book. Short text in danish. Signed in pencil on the back page by Monk. One small mark on front else VG.

THE DE CHIRICO BAKERY CHEESE PIE 2020. 2020. SIGNED BY MONK.

N.p.: Loodd Art, 2020
15 x 10.5cm, 2pp announcement card for an object multiple where Monk purchased a cheese pie from a Greek bakery designed by Giorgio de Chitico's father in 1911 where the baker still uses the olive wood burning ovens following the traditional recipes of his forefathers.
"The pie was immediately 3D scanned and this digital pie was then perfectly recreated by a CNC routing machine in hard wood... from one organic material to another" and then made into a limited edition multiple.
The front of the card shows the bakery. The card is signed in pencil on the reverse. VG+.

UNTITLED (“WAS GOING TO THROW THESE OUT” 2020.

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+.

A DOUBLE HEADED COIN. 2020. ONE OF ONLY 90 NUMBERED COPIES.

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+.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS V NORMA MANGIONE GALLERY. 2020. SIGNED BY MONK.

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.

PICTURE POSTCARD POSTED FROM POST BOX PICTURED. VIENNA. 2020. HAND ADDRESSED & SIGNED BY MONK ON REVERSE.

Berlin: Spike Art Magazine, 2005
14.8 x 10cm, 2pp colour postcard with an image of a Viennese post box where the card was posted. One of a long series of similar cards sent from all over the world. This example is hand addressed to Paul Robertson by Monk and has been signed by Monk in ink on the reverse. VG+.

AN ORANGE FOR JOHN. 2020. UNIQUE TRIAL PRINT.

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+.

LA AIR. 2020 (PURPLE). UNIQUE TRIAL PRINT. SIGNED BY MONK

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+.

LA AIR. 2020 (ORANGE). UNIQUE TRIAL PRINT. SIGNED BY MONK

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+.

PURO E DISPOSTO A SALIRE A LE STELLE. 2020. SIGNED BY MONK.

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+.

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR. 2020. SIGNED BY MONK.

Geneve: Blondeau & Cie, 2020 21 x 15cm, 4pp card with 21 x 15cm, 4pp black on red insert. A happy new year card issued by the gallery which reproduces Monk's Restaurant Drawing, (CW Drink) from 2020 on the front. This card is signed in pencil by Monk on the last page. VG+.

UNTITLED (DRAGON’S BLOOD ESSENCE RODIAL). 2021. UNIQUE PAINTING ON MAGAZINE PAGE.

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+. 

UNTITLED (STENCIL). 2021. ONE OF ONLY 20 SIGNED & NUMBERED EXAMPLES

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.

JONATHAN MONK. FRITTO MISTO. 2021. SIGNED BY MONK.

Brescia: Galleria massimo Minini, 2021 30 x 21cm, 2pp announcement leaflet for a solo Monk show. The title of the show Fritto Misto means Mixed Grill. The back of the leaflet shows a receipt drawing by Monk. Inserted loosely in the folded leaflet are two 30 x 21cm, 2pp text leaflets explaining the show - one in Italian, the other in English. The leaflet is signed in pencil by Monk on the front. VG+.

ART IS EASY – 1991 / ART IS STILL EASY – 2021. 2021.

Glasgow: Wax366, 2021 10.5 x 15cm, 2pp limited edition postcard with on the front an image of a Monk object multiple (a balloon) released in 1991 with the text "ART IS EASY" printed on it. This work was released ten years after the original but here in a different format. This is a mailed and stamped example sent to Paul Robertson by David Bellingham the publisher of the card. VG.

MY BACKSIDE. 2021. SIGNED BY MONK.

Paris: Florence Louwry, 2021 23 x 17cm, unpaginated (c. 60pp printed recto only). An artist's book which prints images of all of Monk's artist's books but only the back cover (hence "My Backside"). One of 500 examples. VG+ - but this example is signed by Monk on the back cover in thick black felt tipped pen.

AT SOME POINT DURING FEBRUARY 2022 JONATHAN MONK SLEPT … 2022 . SIGNED BY MONK.

N.p. (Berlin): s.p. (Monk), 2022 7.5 x 10.5cm, 1pp. A conceptual artwork in the form of a postcard with the text in green on white: "AT SOME POINT DURING FEBRUARY 2022 JONATHAN MONK SLEPT WITH LOUISE LAWLER'S UNTITLED (WHEEL) 1999 UNDER HIS BED." Unlimited edition. This example is unusually signed on the back by Monk in pencil. VG+.

AT SOME POINT DURING FEBRUARY 2022 JONATHAN MONK SLEPT … 2022. SIGNED BY MONK.

N.p. (Berlin): s.p. (Monk), 2022 7.5 x 10.5cm, 1pp. A conceptual artwork in the form of a postcard with the text in green on white: "AT SOME POINT DURING FEBRUARY 2022 JONATHAN MONK SLEPT WITH RICHARD HAMILTON'S GUGGENHEIM (WHITE) 1970 UNDER HIS BED." Unlimited edition. This example is unusually signed on the back by Monk in pencil. VG+.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY. 2022. SIGNED BY MONK.

N.p. (Brescia): Tonini Editore, 2022 16.5 x 11.2cm, 52pp plus card covers. Artist's book with one photograph of a young Jonathan Monk followed by 46 colour images of Ed Ruscha's Crackers artist book from Monk's own collection. Monk has the same number of the Crackers book as his age and buys a new example every year. This is in VG+ condition and is unusually signed by Monk in pencil on the inner last page.