Diecimila, 2010

Basel 2015
mfc-michèle didier
Work on Paper
36.4 x 27.2 x 0.2 (cm)
14.3 x 10.7 x 0.1 (inch)
With "Diecimila", Jonathan Monk adopts a radical, conceptual stance by appropriating Chris Burden’s eponymous work of 1977, a double-sided facsimile of an Italian 10,000 lira banknote. Imperiling the notion of the ownership of the work, Monk even duplicates his predecessor’s signature. The mimetic operation is double, as Monk creates the facsimile of a facsimile. Facsimile 26 x 35.6 cm Slipcase, 27.2 x 36.4 cm Limited edition of 35 copies and 5 artist’s proofs Certificate numbered and signed by the artist Produced and published in 2010 by mfc-michèle didier ©2010 Jonathan Monk and mfc-michèle didier