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Why We Got the Sack from the Museum

Shrigley, David

Editorial: Redstone Press, London, 1998
ISBN 10: 1870003772 / ISBN 13: 9781870003773
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Título: Why We Got the Sack from the Museum

Editorial: Redstone Press, London

Año de publicación: 1998

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition


Large 4to softcover artbook (approx 10 inches x 9.5 inches) with stiff card covers. Around 120 printed pages. First edition/first printing. The detachable postcards at the front and rear are intact. This book is in absolutely perfect condition, never been touched. Not price-clipped, no inscriptions etc. We take great care to deliver our books to you quickly and safely. N° de ref. de la librería 000016

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Sinopsis: Early collection of drawings by the celebrated British artist, with an introduction by Will Self.

Críticas: Imagine Jean-Michel Basquiat with a marker pen, stripped of artistic pretension, or the imaginary sketchbooks of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, and you might just start to grasp the weird and wonderful world of David Shrigley.

As Will Self concedes in his introduction to Shrigley's new book Why We Got the Sack from the Museum, it is virtually impossible to explain the crude, anarchic humour and energy of Shrigley's drawings and observations. In fact, Shrigley's work can hardly be described as "drawing" at all, so unusual are his child-like, line depictions and comments on the dysfunctional urban world which he sees around him. Bees with human heads refuse to land on vegetation dismissed as "crap"; Shrigley invites the reader to attach postcards to car windows informing their owners that they are in fact the result of laboratory experiments involving rat droppings; a hastily drawn cup of tea is advertised for sale, £100 or nearest offer, white with two sugars. And so the book goes on, extremely funny and playful. Its darker and more cynical moments are made even funnier, and then disturbing, by the sheer naivety of the drawings.

The fusion of word and image is perplexing but brilliant, and is wonderfully synthesised by the consummate production of the Redstone Press, whose offbeat presentation perfectly matches Shrigley's concise, surreal style. David Shrigley is an extraordinary and significant artist, and Why We Got the Sack From the Museum is an extraordinary book. --Jerry Brotton.

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