You Get What You Pay For, 2022
Secondhand 11' Record with Printed Record of Discogs Purchase, Postage and Packaging
Edition of 25
Prices vary according to the costs of resale
You Get What You Pay For draws attention to a small inscription which appears on some records in a bottom corner as a price guarantee, "pay no more than..." which encourages both seller and buyer to reflect on the price of the object.
Monk's explorations of value and systems of circulation, which have included offering paintings for the prices of holidays, drawings which cover the costs of the artists meals, and attempts to modify the market price for specific artists books, has for object | multiple taken the form of a work which traces the transaction of used records, set playfully against the instruction "pay no more than £1.99". Examples of Billy Bragg's 'Greetings To The New Brunette' have been collected from online record store Discogs, bought at their fluctuating prices, becoming a Jonathan Monk artwork containing the record and records of transaction.