What The Hell Are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley

David Shrigley

What The Hell Are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley (Paperback ISBN 9781847678638) book cover

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The definitive collection of the work of cult artist David Shrigley, who has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2013

A beautifully designed and darkly comic collection of work, this book collects together the best of Shrigley’s work, old and new. It is a celebration of the surreal world of one of our finest contemporary artists.


“Funny, profound and surprising all at the same time”
Harry Hill

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“A brilliant new volume”
scotland On Sunday

“David Shrigley is probably the funniest gallery-type artist who ever lived.”
Dave Eggers

“Consistently funny”
daily Telegraph

“[A] master of modern surrealism … a must for fans of the absurd”
evening Standard


David Shrigley

David Shrigley was born in Macclesfield in 1968 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. He has worked as a sculptor, photographer and ‘environment artist’ and, most famously, as a cartoonist and illustrator. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2013 and his work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, at the MoMA in New York, and in Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and beyond. He has published over twenty books, and has animated a music video for Blur and produced another for Bonny Prince Billy. His work has also been profiled in a documentary for Channel 4 and he was invited to hold a major, four-month retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London. He lives and works in Glasgow.


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