Will Self wrote the introduction for David Shrigley’s book of drawings and observations.
From the Amazon.co.uk review: “As Will Self concedes in his introduction to Shrigley’s new book Why We Got the Sack from the Museum, it is virtually impossible to explain the crude, anarchic humour and energy of Shrigley’s drawings and observations. In fact, Shrigley’s work can hardly be described as “drawing” at all, so unusual are his child-like, line depictions and comments on the dysfunctional urban world which he sees around him. Bees with human heads refuse to land on vegetation dismissed as “crap”; Shrigley invites the reader to attach postcards to car windows informing their owners that they are in fact the result of laboratory experiments involving rat droppings; a hastily drawn cup of tea is advertised for sale, Â£100 or nearest offer, white with two sugars. And so the book goes on, extremely funny and playful. Its darker and more cynical moments are made even funnier, and then disturbing, by the sheer naivety of the drawings.”