David John Shrigley OBE (Born 1968)
Title: Horse plays Bongos
Medium: Original Acrylic on paper, in colours, 2021, Signed and dated to verso ‘DS 2021’.
Size: Paper: 76 x 56 cms ; 30” x 22” Inches
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (As advised by previous seller)
American Private Collection
Note: David Shrigley’s drawings, paintings, animations, and neon texts embrace cartoon aesthetics and an absurd, deadpan sensibility. The artist delights in satirising everyday human interactions, filtering the mundane through a sense of childlike wonder and an unguarded sense of humor. Shrigley attended the Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen. His works belong in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation, and the Arts Council Collection. Shrigley has also worked in sculpture, photography, and printmaking, and has produced music as well.
Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed hand drums of different sizes. Bongo players are called bongoceros, and they position the drums between crossed legs while sitting or attached to a stand.
Condition: In very good condition.