Published by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Goat Music is the documentation for David Shrigley’s (born 1968) film Laughterhouse, about goats whose cries sound like humans. Contrasting the limits of comedy with the unlimited appetite of goats, this limited artist’s edition is a prime example of Shrigley’s biting humor.
Comprising a picture disc and an artist’s book, and published in a limited edition of 1,000, Goat Music includes recordings of the goats in the film as well as the soundtrack Shrigley composed to accompany the opening performance in Hydra. Shrigley’s project for DESTE’s renovated former slaughterhouse was a funny film shown in a historically unfunny place. Shrigley noted that although he also filmed goats in Malta, the goats in Scotland seem to be much happier and thus funnier because they are not used for meat production.
Published by Hayward Gallery Publishing. Text by Cliff Lauson, Martin Herbert, Jonathan Monk. Interview by Dave Eggers.
Best known for his wry and witty drawings, British artist David Shrigley has built up an artistic practice that, over the past two decades, has expanded well beyond drawing to include photography, sculpture, neon signs, animation, painting, printmaking, publishing and music. Shrigley finds humor in flat depictions of the inconsequential and the bizarre, qualities that he heightens through a deliberately limited technique. In this unusually complete look at the much-loved artist’s diverse approaches, Shrigley is revealed as a master of many media and many kinds of humor, from the black humor for which he is famed to caricature and more slapstick situations. With an immediate and accessible appeal to diverse audiences, Shrigley’s work offers an insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships. Published on the occasion of the artist’s first major survey show, at London’s Hayward Gallery, this beautifully produced volume includes a 7” vinyl picture-disc, featuring an exclusive recording by the artist.
David Shrigley was born in Macclesfield, England, in 1968, and studied Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art from 1988–1991. As well as authoring numerous books, he directed the video for Blur’s “Good Song” and for Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “Agnes, Queen of Sorrow.” Between 2005 and 2009, he contributed a cartoon for the U.K. Guardian Weekend magazine every Saturday.
Published by Hayward Gallery Publishing. Foreword by David Shrigley, David Fennessy, Nicholas Bone.
Pass the Spoon is the libretto for David Shrigley’s wildly popular “sort-of opera.” Here, Shrigley applies his mordant humor to this tale of a surreal cooking show gone awry. Described as “daft and instantly lovable” by The Guardian, Pass the Spoon features two TV chefs (June Spoon and Philip Fork), a manic-depressive alcoholic egg, a Latino banana and a host of other bizarre characters. This publication accompanies the artist’s first major retrospective at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, and the opera’s first performance in London.
This small artist’s book contains two CDs of music by bands like Dirty Projectors, David Byrne, Franz Ferdinand and Scout Niblett based on lyrics written by the artist David Shrigley. Shrigley’s drawings and lyrics are reproduced on the printed pages of the enclosed book; the discs contain 39 songs.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by David Shrigley.
I didn't make a record. It would have been too difficult. It was easier not to make a record, David Shrigley writes on the LP sleeve covering his record-shaped book of song lyrics. Worried Noodles. Ugly Cunts. Songbook connects the three spheres of his work--art, books and music--with satisfying ease. His lyrics show a thriving will to understand, a simple, ambiguous poetry, ironic and honest.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 48 pgs / 48 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 144
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783865600288SDNR30 List Price: $32.00 CDN $40.00
Published by Domaine de Kerguehennec. Essay by Frederic Paul. Interview by Neil Mulhoalland.
To paraphrase the essayist of this tidy volume, Glasgow is neither here nor there, but then neither is Paris or Milan or New York. If each strives to be the center of the world, they do it primarily by establishing their brand-name products as better than someone else's. The vernacular is universal and the particular is general. What has value in Glasgow therefore has value elsewhere. And thus David Shrigley creates drawings, sculptures, installations and photographs that are no less but no more than a heroic act because they inspire the memory of sensations that are incongruous, repressed and sometimes just simply unpleasant. Featuring a thorough sampling of recent work, a conversation with the artist and the aforementioned essay.
PUBLISHER Domaine de Kerguehennec
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7 x 9.25 in. / 136 pgs / 51 color / 34 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/2/2003 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9782906574021TRADE List Price: $27.50 CDN $32.50
Published by Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Essays by Amada Cruz and Russell Ferguson.
Best known for his childlike drawings, which have appeared in books and British newspapers, Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley also creates sculptures, photographs, and paintings, all employing black humor as a strategy for getting along in an absurd world. This publication accompanies an exhibition organized by the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College.
PUBLISHER Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 10.5 x 8.5 in. / 88 pgs / 30 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/2/2003 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781931493093TRADE List Price: $24.95 CDN $27.50