PALS (Coming Soon)

Richard Lidinsky and Jonathan Maghen, PALS (Coming Soon)

Richard Lidinsky and Jonathan Maghen, PALS (Coming Soon)
Océ print/poster, 1/0 on pink paper, 20 x 28 inches [21 x 29 inches framed*]
Edition of 3 + 2 proofs, numbered
Published by Textfield

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Collaboration with Richard Lidinsky and design of poster/edition for the exhibition PALS.

Pals (full title: Pals for Life / Life for Pals) is a teleplay about the dialectics of friendships under the strain of artistic endeavor. Shot principally in January 2011 at the Actual Size gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the approx. 34-minute video — told from the point of view of a traditional studio audience television program — revels in the angst and emotion of 4 friends/lovers who must install their respective art works in the presence of frenemies large and small. Each Pal is named after a specific human being, though the story implies that these pals are simple archetypes from a vast universe of narcissistic micro-movements.

*PALS (Coming Soon) print/poster ships unframed; trim size is an exact fit for this frame.

Totaalvoetbal (Total Football)

Jonathan Maghen, Totaalvoetbal (Total Football)

Jonathan Maghen, Totaalvoetbal (Total Football)
Océ print/poster, 1/0 on green paper, 24 x 36 inches
Edition of 11 + 2 proofs, numbered
Published by Textfield

out of print

Totaalvoetbal is a tactical system in football in which any outfield player can take over the role of any other player on a team. It was developed by Rinus Michels, a Dutch football coach (of both Ajax and the Netherlands national team), in the late 60s and early 70s.

The tactical success of Totaalvoetbal depends largely on the adaptability of each footballer within the team, in particular the ability to quickly change positions depending on the on-field situation. The strategy requires players to be comfortable playing multiple positions; hence, placing high technical and physical demands on them. Totaalvoetbal was widely and successfully adopted by both club and national teams in winning tournaments (including the World Cup), though it ultimately (and ironically) failed to deliver a World Cup title to the Dutch national football team. Also see Catenaccio.

Catenaccio (Lock)

Jonathan Maghen, Catenaccio (Lock)

Jonathan Maghen, Catenaccio (Lock)
Océ print/poster, 1/0 on pink paper, 24 x 36 inches
Edition of 11 + 2 proofs, numbered
Published by Textfield

out of print

Catenaccio is a tactical system in football with an emphasis on defense. In Italian, catenaccio means “lock”, emphasizing a highly organized and effective defense which is intended to prevent goals. The key innovation of Catenaccio was the introduction of the role of a libero, or sweeper, a player positioned behind the line of defenders. The sweeper’s role is to recover loose balls, nullify the opponent’s striker and double-mark when necessary.

Catenaccio has been criticised for reducing the quality of football games as a spectacle; it became synonymous with “negative football” as it is focused primarily on defending. In the last thirty years Catenaccio has been largely abandoned for other, more balanced tactical approaches; Totaalvoetbal (Total Football), a tactical system created by Rinus Michels in the 1970s, eventually rendered Helenio Herrera’s version of Catenaccio obsolete.

Pitch

Jonathan Maghen, Pitch

Jonathan Maghen, Pitch
Océ print/poster, 1/0 on green paper, 36 x 48 inches
Edition of 11 + 2 proofs, numbered
Published by Textfield

out of print

A football pitch realized by printing alternating 25% and 50% black horizontal bands on 20 lb uncoated green paper.

Multi-Level Marketing (Work From Home)

Multi-Level Marketing (Work From Home)

Jonathan Maghen, Multi-Level Marketing (Work From Home)
Océ print/poster, 1/0, 22 x 33 inches
Edition of 11 + 2 proofs, numbered
Published by Textfield

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Multi-level marketing (MLM), (also called network marketing) is a term that describes a marketing structure used by some companies as part of their overall marketing strategy. The structure is designed to create a marketing and sales force by compensating promoters of company products not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of other promoters they introduced to the company, creating a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation. The products and company are usually marketed directly to consumers and potential business partners by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing.

Multi-Level Marketing (Lose Weight Now)

Multi-Level Marketing (Lose Weight Now)

Jonathan Maghen, Multi-Level Marketing (Lose Weight Now)
Océ print/poster, 1/0, 22 x 33 inches
Edition of 11 + 2 proofs, numbered
Published by Textfield

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Multi-level marketing (MLM), (also called network marketing) is a term that describes a marketing structure used by some companies as part of their overall marketing strategy. The structure is designed to create a marketing and sales force by compensating promoters of company products not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of other promoters they introduced to the company, creating a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation. The products and company are usually marketed directly to consumers and potential business partners by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing.

Signature (Poster)

Shannon Ebner, Signature (Poster)
Shannon Ebner, Signature, offset poster, 24 × 36 inches (above: 12 x 18 inches folded)

Shannon Ebner, Signature (Poster)
Poster, perforated, offset 4/1, 6 x 9 inches [24 × 36 inches unfolded]
Edition of 280
Published by Wallspace

$10.00 · out of stock

Shannon Ebner’s work centers on a do-it-yourself alphabet of handmade letters and signs temporarily placed—and strategically displaced—in public contexts. The artist sets language in the service of photography, her cryptic messages captured and fixed in black-and-white photographs. Populating actual yet uncertain landscapes or mise-en-scènes including California real estate sites, the La Brea Tar Pits, and the Washington Monument, these ephemeral signs spell out such darkly ambiguous phrases as “Landscape Incarceration,”
“The Doom,” and “The Day—Sob—Dies.”

—Todd Alden

Spilling Hot Gossip

Charlie White, Spilling Hot Gossip (Install)

Charlie White, Spilling Hot Gossip

Charlie White, Spilling Hot Gossip
Poster, 100 lb matte coated paper, offset 2/0, 18 x 24 inches
Edition of 500
Design by Jonathan Maghen
Published by Oslo Kunstforening

Collaboration with Charlie White and design of poster/take away for the exhibition Spilling Hot Gossip a selection from The Girl Studies at Oslo Kunstforening.