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JONATHAN MONK

SAILING INTO SAN FRANCISCO THREE SAILORS & ONE TATTOO. 2000.

San Francisco : Jack Hanley Gallery, 2000.
10 x 14.7cm, outer pictorial wrappers with internally 16 b/w photographs taken by Jonathan Monk's cousin Tony who was a British sailer in the Royal Navy - the images show the approach into San Francisco from the sea and images of the city. Monk is often drawn to images and thoughts of his family and this record of a past adventure was published in 1,000 copies at the time of an exhibition in the same city by Monk. VG+.

JONATHAN MONK IN THE MAIN QUADRANGLE OF THE ROYAL PALACE. 2000.

Leige: Edition Association Art Promotion, 2000.
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp editioned colour postcard with a photograph of Monk standing on the large scale Daniel Buren public art installation in the Royal Palace, Paris. The image was taken by Pierre Bismuth and Monk has added a yellow post-it note with the text "This is by Pierre Bismuth" in pencil and on the back of the card he has signed it in full again in pencil. VG+.

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BETWEEN SOMETHING AND SOMETHING ELSE. 2000.

Pordenone: Galleria Sonia Rosso, 2000
21 x 15cm, 8pp plus wrappers. Exhibition catalogue with four works or installations reproduced in colour and the cover image of watches (Time Half Time Time - which may reference Felix Gonzalez Torres's Perfect Lovers). VG+.

YOU’LL GET A BANG OUT OF THIS. 2001. SIGNED BY MONK.

Copenhagen: Galleri Nicolai Wallner, 2001
42 x 30cm, full colour exhibition poster with an appropriated image of a 60s or 50s glamour girl holding a balloon with the title text of the exhibition on it. A joint show with Monk's friend Douglas Gordon. Folded for shipping. Signed by boldly by Monk in blue felt tipped pen. VG+.

MEETING #22. 2001. WITH HAND-WRITTEN NOTE BY MONK ON REVERSE.

London: Lisson Gallery/Sculpture Matters, 2001 10 x 21cm, 2pp. A paper multiple issued with a reproduction of a wall work by Monk - a proposed meeting in California in 2006. Issued in an unlimited edition. On the reverse there is a note from Monk in blue pen: "Dear Paul/Please find enclosed cheque for Buren stripe poster - yours - Jonathan". VG+. 

UNTITLED. (BOOKS AFTER RUSCHA). 2001. SIGNED BY MONK.

Paris: Yvon Lambert, 2001
84 x 60cm, artist designed poster and announcement with a b/w photograph of Monk posing after the famous photograph of Ed Ruscha covered in his books (although here Monk is covered in books by Sol Lewitt). Folded for posting as issued – this example is signed in pencil by Monk. The exhibition showed six films by Monk relating to Lewitt. Fine.

IF YOU STATE AT A PRINTED PAGE FOR LONG ENOUGH IT STARTS TO MOVE. 2001. SIGNED BY MONK.

Paris: Yvon Lambert, 2001
20 x 13.5cm, folded size. Opens to 60 x 80cm approx. Artist designed poster with a photograph of Monk being covered by some of his artist's books by Sol Lewitt. The image is very similar to a famous promotional image of Ed Ruscha covered in his own books. This copy is unusually signed in pencil by Monk on the reverse of the poster. Fine although folded as issued.

SMALL FIRES BURNING (AFTER ED RUSCHA AFTER BRUCE NAUMAN AFTER. 2001. SIGNED BY MONK.

Paris: Yvon Lambert, 2001
20 x 13.5cm, folded size. Opens to 60 x 80cm approx. Artist designed poster - a duotone and coloured photograph of a cigarette lighter. This copy is unusually signed in pencil bottom left by Monk. Fine although folded as issued.

TODAY IS JUST A COPY OF YESTERDAY (TEL AVIVI). 2002. SIGNED BY MONK.

Tel Aviv: Dvir Gallery, 2002
15 x 21cm, 2pp announcement card with two photographic images by Monk in colour on the front, which look similar but are taken a little while apart (much like a common childhood game spotting the differences). Verso gallery details. A mailed example sent to Monk himself by the gallery. This card has been signed by Jonathan in blue ink on the back. VG+.

P. 2002. SIGNED BY MONK.

Frankfurt am Main: Revolverle, 2002
13 x 12cm, unpaginated (approx. 48pp) plus card covers. Artist’s book consisting of reproduced letters created by (Danish variety) potato print that read sequentially POTATO PRINT SPELLS POTATO PRINT. This is one of 500 copies but this is signed in pencil by Monk on the half title page. Fine.

NONE OF THE BUILDINGS ON SUNSET STRIP. 2002.

Frankfurt: Revolver, 2002
20.5 x 15.5cm, unpagainated (80pp) plus wrappers and printed semi-opaque dust-wrapper which is printed on both sides (so that some text is read through the paper). Monk's artist book displays the gaps between the blocks on the Sunset Strip - thus "filling in" the bits of the street that were not reproduced in Ed Ruscha's famous original photo-book. One of 500 published but this is a hard to find publication. Some minor wear to the dustjacket and the odd small strain but else VG+.

ABOUT BELIEF. 2002. SIGNED BY MONK.

London: South London Gallery, 2002 15 x 21cm, 2pp. Announcement card for a group show with Joost Conikn, mark Dean, marko Maetamm, Arturas Raila, Milica Tomic and Sarah Tripp as well as Monk. On the front of the card is a Monk "meeting" work - "Fez's Cafe 42 Peckham Road London Thursday 18 July 2002 breakfast". This card is signed in red ink on the back by Monk. VG+.

JIM, JONATHAN, KENNY, FRANCES AND SOL. 2002.

Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2002
15 x 21cm, 2pp announcement card for a group show on neo-conceptual art including British artists Jim Lambie, Kenny MacLoed, Francis Stark and Monk as well as works by Sol Lewitt. Typographic design on front, verso details in Dutch. VG+.

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ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER STADIUM ON FIRE. 2002. EDITIONED PRINT – SIGNED BY MONK.

Graz: Grazer Kunstverein, 2002
23 x 15cm colour photographic print - displaying an image of Monk's hand holding up a commercial postcard of Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium which is in flames. One of a series of editioned photographs by Monk in an unstated limitation. Verso this example is unusually signed in blue ink by the artist and has a title label displaying the date and the museum (Grazer Kunstverein, Graz and 2002) where the work was created. VG.

REVOLVER. 2002. SIGNED ON THE REVERSE IN MULTIPLE COLOURS BY MONK.

Paris: Librarie Florence Loewry, 2002 10.5 x 15cm, 1pp. Typographic announcement card (with assorted fonts used in the typography) for a solo show - however this card has been signed by Monk on the back using multiple colours of crayon (possibly by the artist's child) and red ink for the surname. VG+.

SMALL FIRES BURNING (AFTER ED RUSCHA AFTER BRUCE NAUMAN AFTER). 2003. SIGNED BY MONK.

Graz: Grazer Kunstverein, 2003
21 x 15cm, 2pp. Announcement card for a solo show in Graz with a b/w image of a lighter on the front referencing Ruscha. This example is signed in red ink on the back of the card. VG+.

PROJECTED WORKS. 2003. SIGNED BY MONK.

London: Lisson Gallery, 2003
16 x 16cm, 2pp. Announcement card for a solo show of projected works (his second solo show at Lisson) with an appropriated duotone photograph of Gilbert & George in the 1960s. Verso gallery details. This card is signed in pencil by Monk on the reverse. VG+.