Edition of 40 copies
All editions are numbered and signed by the artist
Editions 1 to 6 are accompanied by the folded billboard poster
Format: 26.5 x 43 cm - 10.4 x 16.9 in.
Hard cover with silkscreened cardboard
Printed offset in 2 colors
Poster: 400 x 300 cm - 157.5 x 118.1 in.
Concept: Jonathan Monk
The ”Billboard Book” book of Jonathan Monk, harks back to other times. It is fabricated from the billboard project announcing its publication, is a piece of conceptual wizardry. It refers to itself in the natty text that Monk devised, invoking every last piece of technical detail constituting its manufacture. And then, the object slices up, and becomes a volume, showing, in one neat gesture, how irrelevant taxonomies such as sculpture/painting/book, really are. Here, the humility and humor of Monk come brilliantly to the fore. Every last soul involved in the manufacture of this book object has been duly mentioned. Monk acts more like a producer in this case, and shows the artistic process for the collaborative endeavor it really is. The billboard/book his designed by Vier5 using their distinctive « low res » original font.