ITEM NO: 12193
SIZE: 5.5 in (14 cm) h x 3 in ( 7.65 cm) w x 2.5 in (6.35 cm) d
MATERIAL: Solid Polished Brass
EDITION: Edition of 80 (Each edition comes with a unique, hand drawing on the box lid.)
David Shrigley is well known for his witty sculpture's, drawings and hand-written texts. His art frequently asks questions about the nature of contemporary art and its audience.
In his sculptural works, he makes physical some of his more curious and eccentric propositions by transforming found objects or by playing with their scale. Shrigley enlarges objects and imbues them with funny eccentric proportions as is the case of "Brass Tooth".
He parodies the excessive and ridiculous aspects of the culture market and his rapidly executed art suggests desire to exploit and question the logic of contemporary art. Expressed in an extensive and expanding range of media, David Shrigley consistently seeks to widen his public. Shrigley is an artist who achieves the capacity to make his audience view the world in his terms entirely. Operating frequently outside the gallery sphere, the artist disseminates his ideas in his weekly contribution to The Guardian, prolific publishing projects, collaborations with musicians and an interactive website.
David Shrigley was born in 1968 and lives and works in Glasgow and has exhibited widely in the UK and around the world. He is represented in New York by the Anton Kern Gallery. He also exhibits with Yvon Lambert in Paris and Galleri Nicola Wallner in Copenhagen. He has also been included in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Kansas City Art Institute, The MCA Chicago, and The Tate Modern in London.
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