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JONATHAN MONK, A controlled chance encounter, 2012

JONATHAN MONK, A controlled chance encounter, 2012
74 x 36 x 2 cm
spray paint, cardboard mailing wrap
signed, numbered
edition 14 + 4 AP
published by Monopol – Magazin für Kunst und Leben, Berlin, Germany

Jonathan Monk has chosen to use the innerside of  a cardboard mailing envelope after he walked in his studio over such a mailing wrap protecting the floor for paint stains.  In this envelope a recent Monopol Magazine is send to the addressee.  The 14 copies + 4 AP’s of the edition differ slightly from each other. The work is finished when the magazine and envelope is mailed and after receipt is opened, the magazine has been taken out and is either pinned on a wall, framed or merely put on the table.  Jonathan Monk comments: ‘Eventuelle Dellen oder Kratzer auf dem Postweg machen das Werk nur schöner!’

History of price:
Monopol – Magazin für Kunst und Leben, Berlin € 900,- December 2012 (year of issue)

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JONATHAN MONK, Dada Necklace, 2012

JONATHAN MONK, Dada Necklace, 2012
MDF, brass plated steel chain, silver spray paint on cardboard
73 x 37 cm / 9,4 x 10,3 cm, chaîne: 90 cm
edition 100
produced by Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France      

With this piece it seems that Jonathan Monk responded to the Dada bracelet of his French collegue Claude Closky who is known for making Appropriation art using advertising, fashion and commodity items. Closky made a fashionable bracelet ‘Dada DIY’ referring to the protest movement Dada, as well as to a fashion brand like Prada, making his bracelet into a kind of double Appropriation art. Jonathan Monk is known for recycling ideas of established artists and probably in turn decided to make his own necklace out of the four letters with chain, as a triple appropriated art work.

History of prices:
Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France  € 150,-  October 2012

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JONATHAN MONK, It’s a Newspaper, 2012

JONATHAN MONK, It’s a Newspaper, 2012
68 x 45 cm
3 newspapers, available in pink, red or blue, 16 pp.
published by Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

“It’s a Newspaper” was first distributed during the opening of “It’s a Circus,” Jonathan Monk’s exhibition at Yvon Lambert in Paris from March 10 – April 8 2012. The newspaper explains the origin of Monk’s project through a series of photographs. For his exhibition at Yvon Lambert Monk presented 23 monochromatic paintings that were installed by a circus troop following a precise choreography dictated by the artist. What happened in the main room of the gallery was documented with 23 photographs to be on show in the second room.

History of prices:
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France € 3,- each, November 2012

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JONATHAN MONK, Untitled, 2012 [tote bag]

   

JONATHAN MONK, Untitled, 2012
tote bag: print on canvas, incl. catalogue ‘We Showed’ 2012
signed by Jonathan Monk & Axel Haubrok
edition 100
published by Haubrok Edition, Berlin, Germany

 

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JONATHAN MONK, Bin ich immer noch lustig?, 2012

JONATHAN MONK, Bin ich immer noch lustig?, 2012
21 x 14,6 cm
colour stencil print, metal archive staples
36 pages, hand numbered
edition 250
published by Quick Magazine, Berlin, Germany

Jonathan Monk is known for appropriating artworks of others. Here on 36 pages he has translated several Joke Paintings of Richard Prince in an apparently linguistically twisted German translation. The first joke ‘I never had a penny to my name, so I changed my name’ on page one of this publication is translated by Monk into: ‘Ich hatte nie einen Pfennig, so dass ich meinen Namen geändert.’

History of prices:
Quick Magazine, Berlin, Germany, price in year of issue € 7,- November 2012
Motto, Berlin, Germany, € 15,- July 2018

 

 

RICHARD PRINCE, I never had a penny to my name, so I changed my name, 1994
10 x 15 cm
offset
signed, dated
Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam

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JONATHAN MONK, Grey / Gray, 2011

JONATHAN MONK, Grey/Gray, 2011
two 7” vinyl records, two sleeves, signed, numbered on certificate with finger prints of grey paint
edition 100
signed
published by CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
€ 360,- plus € 20,- registered mail Track & Trace

For Grey/Gray, (2012), each record within the edition is visually unique and comes with two records. Side A is the sound of black paint being mixed with white. Side B is the sound of white paint being mixed with black. One is in a black sleeve and the other in a white one, housed within a clear plastic sleeve with a printed sticker and a small offset printed certificate signed in pencil and painted with grey or gray finger prints.

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JONATHAN MONK, My Height in Yellow Highlighter Pen, 2010

   

JONATHAN MONK, My Height in Yellow Highlighter Pen, 2010
10 x 15 cm
yellow marker, postcard
series of unique hand drawn cards, edition 59 + 10 AP, signed
published by Haubrok Edition, Berlin, Germany
€ 285,- plus € 20,- registered mail Track & Trace
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Jonathan Monk’s both ‘My Height in Blue Ballpoint Pen’ (2003) and ‘My Height in Yellow Highlighter Pen’ (2010) fused the portable character of a postcard with the practice of marking one’s changing height on an unmovable wall. The postcards should be installed on any wall with the line six feet above the floor.

 

 

Previously in 2003 Jonathan Monk made this multiple for the Lisson Gallery in London:

JONATHAN MONK, My Height in Blue Ballpoint Pen, 2003
10 x 15 cm
postcard, yellow marker, series of unique cards 
edition 200 
signed, dated
published by Lisson Gallery, London, England

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JONATHAN MONK, Jonathan Monk Shops at Art Metropole, 2008 [shopping bag]

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JONATHAN MONK, Jonathan Monk Shops at Art Metropole, 2008
36 x 20 x 12 cm
screen print, paper shopping bag
edition 50, signed, numbered
published by Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
€ 120,- plus € 20,- registered mail Track & Trace

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JONATHAN MONK, White square with piece missing, 2008

JONATHAN MONK, White square with piece missing, 2008
48 x 36 cm
offset print
edition 100
signed and numbered
published by Mousse Magazine, Milan, Italy

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JONATHAN MONK, My Height in Blue Ballpoint Pen, 2003

JONATHAN MONK, My Height in Blue Ballpoint Pen, 2003
10 x 15 cm
yellow marker, postcard
series of unique cards, edition 200, signed, dated
published by Lisson Gallery, London, England

Jonathan Monk’s both ‘My Height in Blue Ballpoint Pen’ (2003) melds the portable character of a postcard with the practice of marking one’s changing height on an unmovable wall. The postcard should be installed on any wall with the line six feet above the floor.

 

History of prices:
Lisson Gallery, London, England, price in year of issue GBP 35.-