Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Featured: David Shrigley

"What Happens After You're Dead"

David Shrigley, Brain Activity
Hardcover, with 7" vinyl picture-disc

"An unusually complete look at Shrigley’s diverse creative approach, this book showcases a body of conceptual work that is filled with sardonic caricatures, slapstick situations and black humour. With an immediate and accessible appeal to diverse audiences, Shrigley’s work offers an insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships.
The book also features a new 7-inch picture disc featuring exclusive recorded original spoken word material created specifically for the book and presented in exclusive screen-printed packaging. 

Published on the occasion of the artist’s first major survey show, in London’s Hayward Gallery, this beautifully appointed volume features an interview by writer Dave Eggers, essays by Martin Herbert and Cliff Lauson and an original piece of prose contributed by artist Jonathan Monk. "


David Shrigley

"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."

 Salt & Pepper Shakers

These fine Shakers by David Shrigley have been traditionally made from bone china in Staffordshire, England. Supplied in hand finished box, made in England.

These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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