“Helpful Acronym: FURRY. Feel Uplifted Really Really Yes”
A profound, unsettling and very funny new book from the cult artist, nominated for the Turner Prize 2013
How are you feeling?
Are you alright?
If you could open your mind like a handbag and show us what was inside, what would we see?
A bit of a mess?
This is a self-help book.
You’ll feel better very soon.
“Funny and profound and surprising all at the same time”
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“David Shrigley is probably the funniest gallery-type artist who ever lives”
“On the kink of his line Shrigley can shift effortlessly from pathos to paranoia. And his work is funny - very funny; his timing devastatingly effective”
“Excellent … There’s more to Shrigley than his knowing nods to high art”
guardian, On Brain Activity, At The Hayward Gallery
“Shrigley deserves his immense popularity. For almost 20 years he has produced a ceaseless stream of ideas, observations, jokes and strange insights in the form of left-field drawings that have appeared in broadsheet newspapers, books and magazines as well as galleries. Deadpan, escapist and distinctively cack-handed, they make up a little world in themselves”
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.