as we’re busy preparing our forthcoming issue, we think it’s time to finally release a treat of an edition that we have held back for quite a while: as part of our crowdfunding campaign in 2012 for our first artist book, Echoes of Voices in the High Towers, our favourite Robert Montgomery kindly provided two of his beautiful billboard pieces in a highly limited edition of five each. As we still have a couple left, those are now available through our online store mono.konsum.
A grand 240 by 360 cm in size, the pieces come in three sheets of weather resisting billboard prints, and offer one poem each by Robert Montgomery that were presented as part of his project Echoes of Voices in the High Towers on advertising billboards in Berlin in 2012. Each piece is signed and numbered by the artist.
As we wrote at the time: ‘But while introducing poetry as sparkles of beauty into the public realm, presenting words as living part of our environment, Robert’s words and works have a tendency to linger in our memory for a long time as they slowly unfold. His poems are an archive of moments that poignantly capture the way it feels to live at this moment in time. They articulate, reprehend and simultaneously celebrate our shared experience of modern life.’
Those words ring just as true today as they did two years ago, and needless to say, we’re thrilled that we can make two of Robert’s poems available in their original billboard format – only here and now, from us to you.
All our best,