Tuesday, April 23, 2019

David Shrigley | Right Ear Made From Bronze

David Shrigley 
Right Ear Made From Bronze
Berlin, Germany: Little and Large Editions, 2019
Polished Bronze
8 x 5 x 3 cm
Edition of 40

"Previously I have made a left ear from bronze. Now I have made a right ear from bronze. It seemed wrong not to make the right ear. So now I have made it. And everything is as it should be."

- David Shrigley

Tonight Shrigley is at Printed Matter, for a tasting and signing, marking the release of his new package design for a 500 ml. can of extra virgin olive oil from Italian producer Agricola Due Leoni,  curated by Cornelia Lauf. 

Christian Marclay | My Bad Ear

Christian Marclay
My Bad Ear
Zurich, Switzerland: Parkett Publishers, 2004
6.8 x 4.1 x 1.8 cm
Edition of 60 signed and numbered copies

Produced for the seventieth issue of Parkett magazine, this life-size bronze cast was manufactured by the Modern Art Foundry, Astoria, NY.

“A great deal of Marclay’s output, possibly the majority of it, is visual or plastic in nature. And yet even this is as much about sound recording; perhaps more so, because it concerns the ubiquity of sound in culture. Marclay’s work is about the socially inscribed ‘flip side’ of sound; it is about the very fact that I could use the phrase ‘flip side’ as unthinkingly as I just did, realizing only as I typed it that the term derives from records, and is thus infinitely apropos for use there.”
- Philip Sherburne Parkett No. 70, 2004

Monday, April 22, 2019

Louise Bourgeois | Ear

Louise Bourgeois
New York City, USA: Carolina Nitsch Editions, 2002
11.4 x 20.3 x 23.5 cm
Edition of 20 [+ 3 AP] initialed, dated and numbered copies

Against an estimate of between six and eight thousand dollars, a copy of the Ear edition copy sold at Christies in 2017 for over twice the high estimate - $17,500. The work is made of urethane resin with the artist's initials and date incised on the label affixed to the verso.

Publisher Carolina Nitsch began her involvement with Bourgeois in the 1990s, as director of Brooke Alexander Gallery and eventually published her own editions with Bourgeois and also become her primary print dealer.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

This week on Tumblr

This week on Tumblr: weblogs from the Italian artist, illustrator and graphic designer Robert Rebotti's site garadinervi.tumblr.com, which bills itself as being about "Graphic Design, etc." and includes many artists' publications including classic conceptual work, concrete poetry, Fluxus, Intermedia, and so on. For a tumblr, it's extremely well-curated and sometimes discreetly topical.like last week's redacted artworks (Christopher Knowles, etc) coinciding with the release of the Mueller Report.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Roula Partheniou Book Launch

Roula Partheniou
Desk Set with Book
Acrylic paint on MDF and wood
8 x 6 x 1.75" (8.25 x 10.5 x 2.5" with included monograph)
Signed edition of 40

A week from today MKG127 will launch a beautiful new monograph on Partheniou's work, titled Roula Partheniou: Index. Published by the Dunlop Art Gallery in collaboration with Oakville Galleries, the Art Gallery of Peterborough, University of Waterloo Art Gallery and Contemporary Calgary, the hardcover book retails for $30 CDN.

The book is part overview of her practice, part artist-book. It features documentation of House & Home & Garden, Odd One Out, Chalk to Cheese, Parts and Wholes, and the BMO commission Cup and Ball, 2018, among others. The book features critical texts by Jennifer Matotek, Jon Davies, Ivan Jurakic, Fynn Leitch, Peggy Gale, and an interview with Nate McLeod.

The Special Edition, pictured above, is comprised of a four-piece handmade sculpture mirroring the work reproduced in bird's eye view on the publication’s cover. Made in Partheniou's signature materials and style, produced as a signed edition of 40, the sculpture is designed to sit atop the book obscuring its own image and integrating the monograph itself to complete the sculpture.

The launch takes place Saturday April 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. To reserve a copy of the Special Edition contact the gallery at info@mkg127.com.

MKG127 is located in Toronto at 1445 Dundas St. West between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave. on the south side. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 PM or by appointment. For more information call 647-435-7682.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Roy Lichtenstein | Seascape

Roy Lichtenstein
Cologne, Germany: Edition MAT, 1965
33.5 x 63 x 9 cm.
Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies

A screenprint and die-cut collage "box landscape", on blue Rowlux, signed in ink on a verso label. Like many works published by Edition MAT, fewer than the stated number were actually produced. It is estimated that only 65 Seascapes were made, with no artist proofs.

The estimate valued is approximately ten to twelve thousand dollars.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Man Ray | Les grands trans-Parents

Man Ray
Les grands trans-Parents
New York City, USA: Multiples, Inc., 1975
64.7 x 49.5 cm,
Edition of 100 initiated and numbered copies

A screenprint on plexiglass incised with initials.

From Mirrors of the mind, a portfolio of prints and objects by Vincenzo Agnetti, Arakawa, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Meret Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, James Rosenquist.