The humble tea towel is one of Third Drawer Down's signature artist products. A practical and fun way to dry the dishes, it can also be stretched onto a canvas at your local framer and double up as an affordable artwork for your home.
Third Drawer Down collaborated with David Shrigley to produce these. ‘Large Fancy Room Filled With Crap’ was going to be the title for Shrigley's first retrospective show at the Hayward Gallery in London until it was changed to ‘Brain Activity’. Originally, these tea towels were printed in a limited edition of 1000. Due to their popularity, they have been re-released by Third Drawer Down in a new colourway as an open edition.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
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.