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David Shrigley is best known for his crude and cartoonish ink drawings, usually exhibited salon-style, recall pages from the sketchbook of a cheeky adolescent. He works loosely and improvisationally: “It’s not the kind of drawing where you’re trying to get their eyes in the right place, you’re just trying to tell somebody something as directly as possible,” he explains. “It’s somewhere between handwriting and drawing. But then again there are also certain rules to what I do, like I’m not allowed to re-draw or anything and it just is what it is.” This work is a typical example of his style, demonstrating, among other things, his propensity to use animals and the stereotypes associated with them to allude to deeper social themes.