Circle Jerk, 2009 [portfolio with GLENN LIGON a.o.]


Circle Jerk, 2009
63 x 46 cm / size of each poster: 48 x 33 cm
16 offset posters in cardboard portfolio with handle
all posters signed, numbered
edition 50 + ca 10 AP, here AP
published by Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
mint condition
€ 4.500,- plus € 24,- courier costs
inv.Circ 213


poster “Barbershop” (2009) by Glenn Ligon, signed, numbered

As the name implies Circle Jerk is an ad hoc group of queer artists lending each other a hand. What began in 2007 with an original group of 13 artists has grown to 16 participants. There is no specific curatorial premise, although the posters were clandestinely distributed on the streets to coincide with Art Toronto 2009 in late October. The posters found an audience by chance, provoking questions or reactions. A signed, limited edition was a fundraiser for Art Metropole. The set is packaged in a custom-made portfolio carrying case printed with artists’ names and the title “Circle Jerk 2009” displayed in pink text. The edition has been produced in a very limited quantity of 50 sets of all 16 posters, full colour offset printed, signed and numbered.

Participating artists include:
Andy Fabo
Brendan Fernandes
Bruce LaBruce
John Greyson
Daryl Vocat
Glenn Ligon
Stephen Andrews
Luis Jacob
David Altmejd
Chris Curreri
John McLachlin
Micah Lexier
Peter Kingstone
Will Munro
Ed Pien
and David Grenier