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Militant Bourgeois

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    2005 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Chris (artist)
    Slimvolume (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint with hand-colouring on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Andrew Hunt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 26

Slimvolume was set up in 2000 to provide an open space for artists to expand their practice within a collective curatorial framework. This is the fifth 'Poster Publication' in a projected series (one a year) and it contains work by artists from several countries, and is a mix of established artists and new names. The Museum also has the 2002, 2003 and 2004 publications.

The publication is not bound. It is conceived both as a conventional portfolio and also as a readymade exhibition. The prints are protected by card covers, the one at the back listing the contents of the set and giving publication details. The works themselves are simultaneously prints, posters and artists' multiples.

An important part of the project is its method of distribution. The edition is allocated to people chosen by the participating artists and the organisers. The recipients are free to exhibit or distribute all or parts of the set, or to keep it intact. A list of those receiving the 2004 publication is included. Slimvolume is an example of the many ways in which artists (and print publishers) are working outside the conventional gallery system, exploiting new strategies to publish, promote and exhibit their work.

Physical description

Photographically-derived black and white image of a standing stone in a landscape. Superimposed on the image: the words "MILITANT BOURGEOIS" in white capital letters with the letter I replaced by musical notes hand-coloured in pink gouache and "an existential retreat" in black handwritten lower-case. A2 white paper (landscape format).

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)


2005 (published)


Evans, Chris (artist)
Slimvolume (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint with hand-colouring on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Chris Evans
Signed in pencil on the back, bottom left corner.

Numbered in pencil on the back, bottom right corner.


Height: 42 cm, Width: 59.4 cm

Descriptive line

Poster from unbound portfolio of 35 posters.

Subjects depicted

Natural landscapes; Standing stones; Musical notation


Artists' multiples; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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