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Public sculptures by David Shrigley to be unveiled in London and NYC this autumn

In London the office of newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan  has announced David Shrigley’s Really Good (shown above, right, courtesy of the artist) will be unveiled on Thursday 29 September 2016 on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

In New York, Public Art Fund has announced that a new public artwork, a seventeen-foot-tall granite sculpture with a shopping list engraved on its surface, titled Memorial, also by David Shrigley (an artist sketch of which is shown above, left, courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery) will be on view from September 8, 2016.

David Shrigley: Brass ToothHumour is also a protagonist in Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store, ‘Brass Tooth’ where he plays on our fear of the dentist’s chair by hugely exaggerating the size of the common molar, but confounds us by making it in solid, heavy brass. For more information and to buy this edition click here.

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David Shrigley’s new solo exhibition at the Anton Kern Gallery, NYC until 23rd May

David Shrigley is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Anton Kern Gallery until 23rd May. This is his sixth solo show at the New York gallery at which the artist presents 78 drawings, two sculptures and one animation. Click here to read the full press release for this exhibition.

David Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store is ‘Brass Tooth’ where Shrigley plays on our fear of the dentist’s chair by hugely exaggerating the size of the common molar, but confounds us by making it in solid, heavy brass. For more information and to buy this edition click here.

David Shrigley: Brass Tooth
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David Shrigley’s first major survey in Australia at the National Gallery of Victoria (14 November 2014 – 1 March 2015)

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing is Shrigley’s first major survey in Australia featuring new and recent work by the internationally renowned Glasgow-based artist. Shrigley has developed a cult following for his stripped back, darkly humourous and deliberately crude drawings that explore existential dramas, human dysfunction and anxiety. Click here for more information.

David Shrigley: Brass ToothDavid Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store ‘Brass Tooth’ where Shrigley plays on our fear of the dentist’s chair by hugely exaggerating the size of the common molar, but confounds us by making it in solid, heavy brass. For more information and to buy this edition click here.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery at Multiplied Editions Fair

Yinka Shonibare MBE was In Conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery on Friday 17th October at Multiplied Art Fair, Christie’s South Kensington where the public launch of KALEIDOSCOPE, our latest edition has taken place.

A video of the talk is now available via this link.

About the Edition

Yinka ShonibareKALEIDOSCOPE by Yinka Shonibare MBE is a new limited edition of 45. Described by Yinka as ‘a piece that playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations’, it is a kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns Yinka is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass. Through the opening at the head of the phallus a distorted image of Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ can be seen. Botticelli’s original image depicted the birth of Venus, the goddess of the sea, standing on a shell. Subverting this familiar image, Yinka has replaced the female nude by a photograph of a well-endowed male. Click here for more information on this edition.

To order online, please click here, or visit The Multiple Store stand at MULTIPLIED Editions Fair hosted by Christie’s (17-20 October) where KALEIDOSCOPE  will have its public launch . Admission Free.

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KALEIDOSCOPE by Yinka Shonibare MBE has been unveiled!

We are delighted to announce that our latest edition by YINKA SHONIBARE MBE was unveiled on October 2nd at the artist’s studio in Dalston, London. Created in an edition of only 45, KALEIDOSCOPE will have its public launch at MULTIPLIED, the editions fair that takes place at Christie’s South Kensington from the 17th to the 20th of October.

Yinka Shonibare's KaleidoscopeIf you are interested in acquiring this edition, note it is already available for purchase here.

About Kaleidoscope

Shaped as a phallus, KALEIDOSCOPE‘s body is beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head is made of highly polished brass.

Through the opening at the head of the phallus a distorted image of Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ can be seen. Botticelli’s original image depicted the birth of Venus, the goddess of the sea, standing on a shell, the female ideal as the object of mythology and desire. Subverting this familiar image, Shonibare has replaced the female nude by a well-endowed photographed naked male.

KALEIDOSCOPE performs an act of reverse objectification, as the erect phallus and the male nude take the place historically occupied by the female body and therefore take it beyond the familiar realm of the male gaze. Click here to read the full press release.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: The Multiple Store launches KALEIDOSCOPE by Yinka Shonibare MBE

New limited edition multiple by

Yinka Shonibare MBE

KALEIDOSCOPE, 2014. Edition: 45

Commissioned by The Multiple Store

Collectors Preview: 2 October 2014 at artist’s studio

Launch: MULTIPLIED Contemporary Art in Editions Fair (at Christie’s South Kensington): 17 October (Fair: 17-21 October)

Yinka Shonibare in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director of The Whitechapel Gallery: Friday 17 October, 4.30pm

About the edition

KALEIDOSCOPE is a new sculptural edition by Yinka Shonibare MBE that playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations.

It is a kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass.

Through the opening at the head of the phallus a distorted image of Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus‘ can be seen. Botticelli’s original image depicted the birth of Venus, the goddess of the sea, standing on a shell; as usual in paintings of this period, the female ideal was depicted as the object of mythology and desire. Subverting this familiar image, Shonibare has replaced the female nude by a well-endowed photographed naked male.

Kaleidoscope performs an act of reverse objectification, as the erect phallus and the male nude take the place historically occupied by the female body and therefore take it beyond the familiar realm of the male gaze.

This object can also be seen as a subversive take on 19th century Victoriana, and specifically the ‘peep show’ images of women viewed through devices such as a kaleidoscope.

As with Yinka Shonibare’s celebrated work on the Fourth Plinth, ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’, ‘Kaleidoscope’  reclaims an object from a familiar British tradition and subverts it through the bold use of batik patterns and the transformation of the shape into that of a phallus.

Yinka Shonibare MBE

Over the past decade, Shonibare has become widely known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. Shonibare’s work explores these issues, alongside those of race and class, through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and, more recently, film and performance. Using this wide range of media, Shonibare examines in particular the construction of identity and the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe, and their respective economic and political histories. Mixing Western art history and literature, he asks what constitutes our collective contemporary identity today. Having described himself as a ‘post-colonial hybrid’, Shonibare’s work questions the meaning of cultural and national definitions.

Yinka Shonibare was born in London and moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study Fine Art, first at Byam Shaw College of Art (now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and then at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA, graduating as part of the ‘Young British Artists’ generation. He was awarded an MBE in 2005.

In 2010, the artist’s sculpture ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’ was selected for the prestigious Fourth Plinth commission series in Trafalgar Square, and is now on permanent display at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

In 2013, a major solo exhibition was held at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. In 2014, the artist’s work was the subject of the first contemporary art exhibition at The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA (‘Magic Ladders’).

The artist is represented in the UK by Stephen Friedman Gallery

PRESS INQUIRIES:

For more information, images and a detailed biography, please contact:

Chloe Grimshaw
Email: chloe@plinth.uk.com or Telephone: 07866 251 115

Paul Franklyn
Email: paul@plinth.uk.com or Telephone: 07769 690 227

THE MULTIPLE STORE

The Multiple Store is the only UK company specialising in commissioning editions of sculptural and other works in 3D.

Founded as a not-for-profit organisation in 1998, we work with leading contemporary artists including Turner Prize nominees Fiona Banner, Anya Gallaccio, Langlands & Bell, Cornelia Parker, David Shrigley and Alison Wilding. Other commissioned artists include Keith Coventry, Peter Liversidge, and Simon Periton.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Yale Center for British Art; the British Council, the Arts Council of England, the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum are among the many international collections that have purchased our editions.

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Dalziel & Scullion, Graham Fagen, Kenny Hunter, David Shrigley at GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland.

Dalziel & Scullion, Graham Fagen, Kenny Hunter, David Shrigley are among the artists selected for the showcase of contemporary art practice in Scotland at GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland that is taking place at several venues throhugout the country until January 2015.

Dalziel & ScullionDalziel & Scullion’s edition with The Multiple Store is ‘The Idea of North’, a ‘compass that creates a dialogue between imaginary places and precise locations’.  Kindly note this edition is nearly sold out.

Graham Fagen: RoseFagen’s limited edition ROSE stems from a public art project in the Royston area of Glasgow that Fagen carried out in 2002. Click here for more information.

Kenny Hunter: What Is HistoryKenny Hunter was one of the first artists to create an edition with The Multiple Store in 2008 with What is History?. More recently, on occasion of the London Olympics, Hunter produced a set of four Young Olympians in painted bronze .

David Shrigley: Brass ToothDavid Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store ‘Brass Tooth’ is a hugely exaggerated common molar a macabre, comical and dysfunctional object playing with our fear of the dentist’s chair.

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Dalziel & Scullion, Graham Fagen, Kenny Hunter, David Shrigley at GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland.

Dalziel & Scullion, Graham Fagen, Kenny Hunter, David Shrigley are among the artists selected for the showcase of contemporary art practice in Scotland at GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland that is taking place at several venues throhugout the country until January 2015.

Dalziel & ScullionDalziel & Scullion’s edition with The Multiple Store is ‘The Idea of North’, a ‘compass that creates a dialogue between imaginary places and precise locations’.  Kindly note this edition is nearly sold out.

Graham Fagen: RoseFagen’s limited edition ROSE stems from a public art project in the Royston area of Glasgow that Fagen carried out in 2002. Click here for more information.

Kenny Hunter: What Is HistoryKenny Hunter was one of the first artists to create an edition with The Multiple Store in 2008 with What is History?. More recently, on occasion of the London Olympics, Hunter produced a set of four Young Olympians in painted bronze .

David Shrigley: Brass ToothDavid Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store ‘Brass Tooth’ is a hugely exaggerated common molar a macabre, comical and dysfunctional object playing with our fear of the dentist’s chair.

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