Originally designed as a limited edition sculptural piece, cast in heavy polyurethane resin, the David Shrigley Swan has blown up, literally. This inflatable swan may be missing the graceful curves true to a classic swan, but with its hand-drawn blank expression and erect white neck, it knows exactly what it is: a "Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing." Named lovingly by David Shrigley himself, the statuesque swan stands at 35 inches tall and comprises all that is to love about Shrigley's charismatic work, while also being pool-ready. The summer of Shrigley is here.
Shrigley is a Glasgow-based artist whose drawing style evolved as a reaction to the seriousness of the art he was expected to produce at art school. He bases his work on intuition rather than long-winded theory. Shrigley is also a self-editor, ripping up whatever he thinks doesn't work into teeny-weeny pieces so that they can't be recycled. He holds onto the things that surprise him and make him laugh.
Inflates to 35.4" x 23.6" x 31.4" (90cm x 60cm x 80cm)
Box size: 7" x 7" x 2.3" (18cm x 18cm x 6cm)
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