Jonathan Monk, Monk, 2002, Polished stainless steel, Edition 3, 439,5 x 132 x 38cm, (173 x 52 x 15 in.)
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99 WORDS WITH JONATHAN MONK
Quite often I see the works of other artists and think… I like that… how can I use it and make it mine?
How can I shift the context and create something new, something Jonathan Monk.
I’m quite sure a lot of artists secretively feel the same…
Some years ago I was looking through a catalogue of sculptures by George Condo and was pleasantly surprised by the contents – I actually like his paintings and he seems to be a really interestingly obsessed artist. But the sculptures I encountered on the printed page were wildly different to my expectations – I saw large polished stainless steel three dimensional cutout letters spelling out the names of Jazz greats – MILES DAVIES, BIRD (Charlie Parker) and MONK as in Thelonious – I think the rest you can work out for yourself…