David Shrigley - Pulped Fiction (Nineteen Eighty-Four) - 2023
In 2017, a charity bookshop in Swansea, UK made headline news as a result of exhibiting several hundred copies of Dan Brown's 2003 novel 'The Da Vinci Code' in its window with a sign requesting that no more copies of the book be donated as they had more than they could sell.
'Pulped Fiction' is a project by visual artist David Shrigley, who has produced a limited run of 1,250 copies of George Orwell's dystopian novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' made entirely from the pulped remains of unwanted copies of 'The Da Vinci Code’. You can find a short overview via the artist's Instagram
The project launches at a special pop-up weekend hosted at the very charity shop in Swansea that started it all. 250 Copies of the limited new edition of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' will be on sale for an exclusive price of £ 495.
Pulped Fiction takes place at Oxfam Books & Music, 34 Castle Street, Swansea, 10:00 -17:00 Saturday 28 October and Sunday 29 October.
Remaining copies on sale at a 2nd tier price of £ 795 from November 4th via Pulped Fiction