Monday, April 29, 2013

David Shrigley - The Thing #19

The Travel Issue by David Shrigley is the 19th issue of the Thing Quarterly, and is both late and timely. To truly function as a quarterly this project should have been available months ago (I seem to recall the 18th issue by Mike Mills was released at least as early as last autumn). A teaser video was posted a while back, but it was starting to seem as though there was a serious hold-up in production. But given Shrigley's Turner Prize nomination last week, this is a pretty wise time to announce the issue. I suspect it will sell out quickly. Thirteen of the previous eighteen are no longer available (Martin Creed, Trisha Donnelly, Miranda July, etc. etc.).

The multiple consists of a leather travel wallet foil stamped with the title and containing a 24 page passport book. In addition to this are four double-sided cards containing travel phrasebook-like texts such as "Can I have your shoes?”, "Please Help Me", “Please Don't Help me”, "It wasn't my Idea" and "Hey You Light My Pipe".

It's available for $95.00, or as part of a 4-work subscription package for $240. The next three artists in the series are by Tauba Auerbach, Ben Marcus and John Baldessari.

For more information, visit the site, here.

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