The Beautiful Game serves as an accompaniment to the exhibition of the same name by Tom Barnett. An attempt to corral together the multifarious influences on this eclectic artist's practice, from the landscape of his native Yorkshire to his passion for Tottenham Hotspur, this publication includes an essay contextualising the artist's new work alongside an interview with the alter ego that Barnett adopts for his 'Future Primitive' spoken word and musical performances, Colden Drystone. The booklet includes reproductions of several recent monoprint drawings by the artist.
A co-publication with Hato Press. Designed by Studio Hato, edited by Benjamin Eastham. Paperback. Edition of 250. £5.99
The paperback book is also included in a Limited Edition Box Set designed by the artist. Collected in each box is a selection of work by the artist: two original monoprints by the artist (the technique of monoprinting means that each print is unique); a video documentation on USB stick of the artist's performance at the opening night of The Beautiful Game and sound pieces featured in the show; three limited edition, signed C-type printed photographs of the artist in performance; one sculpture in clay and gold; a signed and numbered copy of The Beautiful Game publication. Each box measures 310 x 270 x 10mm. The lid of each box, which can be removed and hung on the wall, is itself a unique painting by the artist.
The edition, limited to five, is intended as a means of introducing a new audience to the artist's work, and as an affordable means of owning a small selection of unique paintings and prints by the artist. To enquire after further details and prices, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Published on 20 November 2013.