IDEA: Functional yet unconventionally devised instruments.
WHAT: Three custom guitars, a gong, maracas shaped like large closed fists, and a series of drum-heads ornated with his classic hand and slogans like 'LOOK AT THIS' and “PLEASE WAIT” The gong states the self-explaining text 'GONG'. While crafted with a luthier’s precision, the artist's mischievous design—guitars with one string, some fretless—results in unexpected sounds. The black-and-white guitars are connected to small amplifiers. Alongside the instruments, Shrigley will also present a new series of black and white drawings.
BY: British artist David Shrigley at the Anton Kern section of the Independent Art Fair, New York.