David Shrigley – Why We Got The Sack From The Museum

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley’s Brain Activity show at L

STOP
STOP

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.

Pubic tornado
Pubic tornado

The show has earned him a well-deserved place on this year’s Turner Prize shortlist.

The Problem...
The Problem…

Celebrating the nomination, Redstone Press is re-printing  Shrigley’s first collaboration with the publisher, Why We Got The Sack From The Museum.

This is what I did today, what did you do?
This is what I did today, what did you do?

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.

The Oceans Bounty
The Oceans Bounty

Take, for instance, this charming take on the court-room drawing:

The accused
The accused

Or this love-letter to regulations:

I love rules
I love rules

Or one of our favourites, this delightful mystic tit:

Mystic Tit
Mystic Tit

The book features a new introduction by Will Self.

Hideous muck
Hideous muck

Why We Got The Sack From The Museum is published by Redstone Press prices £14.95 www.theredstoneshop.com

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