The brilliant retrospective frequently presented a surreal take on death, viewed through the artist’s off-beat, topsy-turvy vision, offering – as the name suggested –a wonderful assault on the humour region of the cortex.
The show has earned him a well-deserved place on this year’s Turner Prize shortlist.
Celebrating the nomination, Redstone Press is re-printing Shrigley’s first collaboration with the publisher, Why We Got The Sack From The Museum.
The book was first published in 1998, and provides a brilliant overview of the artist’s ability to take everyday (and not so everyday) scenarios and filtering them through a lens of weird.
Take, for instance, this charming take on the court-room drawing:
Or this love-letter to regulations:
Or one of our favourites, this delightful mystic tit:
The book features a new introduction by Will Self.
Why We Got The Sack From The Museum is published by Redstone Press prices £14.95 www.theredstoneshop.com