Published by Karma Books, New York. Text by Pedro Alonzo.
An eye-popping, clothbound collection of Jonathan Monk's appropriations of iconic artworks, made on restaurant bills
This new book collects the English artist's (born 1969) drawings and paintings on receipts which are later sold at the price of the meal, an example of his spontaneous appropriationist gestures. On these bills, Monk recreates the work of Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Sherrie Levine, Piero Manzoni, Lawrence Weiner, On Kawara, Christopher Wool, Andy Warhol and others.
(With Words from Rirkrit Tiravanija and a Silver Shadow)
Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Edited by Hans Dünser. Text by Stefan Tasch.
This catalogue documents an installation by artist Jonathan Monk (born 1969) in Dornbirn, Austria. Monk assembled a 1960s Rolls Royce, an appropriated artwork by Rirkit Tiravanija and several bicycles, which were then dispersed throughout the city.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Tobias Kaspar.
A homage to Richard Prince's many classic publications, Jonathan Monk's new book reveals that the artist, customarily regarded as a classic instance of the “post-studio” practitioner, working from a small desk, a computer and a cell phone, actually has a traditional physical space, documented here, Prince-style, with loving attention to his working props.
Published by Walther König/Bywater Bros. Ed./Presentation House. Edited by Reid Sheir, Roger Bywater.
Lynn Valley 3, by the British artist Jonathan Monk, features amateur photographs taken by an audience member at a recent Morrissey concert in Berlin, where the artist is currently based. Each photograph is mirrored on its verso page. Monk’s work was recently shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Published by Domaine De Kerguehennec. Edited and with text by Frédéric Paul. Interviews and contributions by Pierre Bismuth, David Shrigley, Ed Ruscha, Ceal Floyer, Claude Closky, John Baldessari.
Jonathan Monk, born in the UK in 1969, is a dry-humored mischief-maker who explores 1960s influences in installations, photography, film, sculpture and performance. He has met with success--in 2006 his work appeared in New Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and at the Tate Triennial. Interviewed here, he tells the respected artist David Shrigley, "it is sometimes difficult to understand where it [art] all begins and ends… the unanswerable question keeps us all going." His work is just as quotable, including signs that read, "Meeting point" and "This painting should ideally be hung to the left of an Ed Ruscha." Not coincidentally, this volume includes contributions from influential supporters including Mr. Ruscha and John Baldessari.
PUBLISHER Domaine De Kerguehennec
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 78 color / 14 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2007 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 150
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9782906574069TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by Jonathan Monk.
A glass of milk is the demonstrative subject of this little book, a deceptively simple experiment in process. An initial slide of the glass was duplicated, a duplicate was made of that duplicate, and so on, until there were 50 generations of the original. Matters become complicated when one slide is made from another; new conditions and patterns emerge that can hardly be anticipated. With each generation, the reproduction loses some information, the colors change, definition and resolution suffer, and even the image area itself begins to change. & Milk is a fascinating piece, as well as a fun flip book that appeals to anyone interested in matters of regeneration, duplication or temporality.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.25 x 6 in. / 64 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 137
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783851600360SDNR30 List Price: $19.95 CDN $25.00