foto: K. van Gelder
JONATHAN MONK, Another copy of Richard Hamilton Whitley Bay-1965, 2015
14.5 x 10.3 cm
offset, 12 parts
edition 40 + 10 AP
each set is signed with initials, numbered
condition: splendid, although several cards may have some light postal scuffing
published by More Publishers, Brussels, Belgium
This is a series of 12 postcards, after a copy of Richard Hamilton’s original hand colored postcard ‘Whitley Bay’. Each postcard is a reproduction of the previous card and was sent by mail monthly in 2015.
The first card shows a reproduction of the original hand coloured card by Hamilton, hence titled ‘A copy of Richard Hamilton Whitley Bay, 1965’. To make a copy has been pushed by Jonathan Monk to an extreme by making copies of copies. Each following card (entitled ‘Another copy of Richard Hamilton Whitley Bay 1965’) is reproduced from the previous one. Due to reproduction processes in printeries a printer’s boarder trimming of a 3 mm margin (bleed) each time was applied in order to get a clean cut of the print during each print run. By repeating this chopping process 12 times, each reproduction of the previous card has become more and more a closer close up.