Andy Abbott

Copyright 2007-2017
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In 2004 for Black Dogs' debut exhibition, 'Arte Et Labore' Andy displayed 'This Year I'll Make My Own Xmas Presents Thankyou Very Much' a full-size and fully-functioning table football table made purely from salvaged and free materials.

Andy wrote at the time, 'The poles are made out of heating pipes from a destroyed building, the cabinet was thrown together from MDF. All the players are cut out of 2x2 with a bandsaw; the handles are insulation pipe, racquet grip and sellotape. These things normally go for about 500 pounds and don't play any better. Art is an opportunity to reclaim your labour and then beat everyone.'

The table football was accompanied by a How To Make A Table Football Table zine and series of screenprints.