David Shrigley - Animals
The first publication devoted to David Shrigley's taxidermy practice, Animals comprises photographs, preparatory drawings, a pull-out poster and an interview between Shrigley and Katrina Schwarz (Curator of Visual Arts, British Council). Best known for his crudely composed and mordantly humorous drawings, Shrigley is a wry observer of everyday life. Funny, odd and worldly wise, his art encompass a broad range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture, animation, painting, unsettling intervention, spoken word recordings and pop- music videos. Among other well-known works this book features, Ostrich (2009) which is a new acquisition for the British Council Collection and an exhibition highlight – the taxidermied bird has lost his head and gained a droll menace.