Josh Agle (Shag)
American, born 1962
Selected exhibitions
Welcome to New Jersey,
Jonathan LeVine Projects
This Is A Limited Edition,
Gregorio Escalante Gallery
A Conversation With Friends,
Jonathan LeVine Projects

Josh Agle, also known as “Shag,” makes slick, narrative kitsch paintings that recall early 1960s advertising illustration, Bossa Nova album art, and Disney animation. Rife with businessmen in skinny suits and women in skin-tight cat costumes drinking martinis, Shag’s paintings depict an ominous world of stylized, witty urbanites. His paintings have spawned a book, an album, a film, and a musical. Shag was commissioned to create 13 illustrations to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.