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Jim Shaw

Dream Object (At a party in S.F. with Janet, in an apartment with a sea view, the art kept changing), 2007

Mixed media
24 × 48 × 6 1/4 in
61 × 121.9 × 15.9 cm
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Jim Shaw works in a popular American vernacular of comic books, pulp novels, and records. Drawing …

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Jim Shaw works in a popular American vernacular of comic books, pulp novels, and records. Drawing inspiration from the Surrealists and William S. Burroughs’ cut-up technique, Shaw began creating his “Dream Drawings” and “Dream Objects” series, based on his artist’s hallucinatory dream narratives, in the 1990s.

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eye lash dimensions: 4-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches each

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Jim Shaw
American, b. 1952
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Famous as a collector of American junk, including a trove of thrift store paintings once sought by art collector Charles Saatchi, Jim Shaw draws on his vast stores of pop cultural artifacts in his work. The My Mirage (1986–91) project comprises nearly 170 drawings, silkscreens, photographs, sculptures, films, and paintings based on a Shaw stand-in called Billy, who grows from childhood to psychosis to born-again Christianity. Billy exists amid a 1960s and ’70s visual overload of pulp novels, comic books, records, and psychedelic posters. The artist’s Oism project, initiated in the late 1990s, explores his fictional religion through media including video installations (recalling both Busby Berkeley musicals and 1980s aerobics videos) and found paintings in the “Oist style.” Shaw’s richly layered practice takes liberally from both art history (Art Brut, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst) and America’s vernacular of coffeemakers and zombie films.

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About the work

Jim Shaw works in a popular American vernacular of comic books, pulp novels, and records. Drawing …

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Jim Shaw works in a popular American vernacular of comic books, pulp novels, and records. Drawing inspiration from the Surrealists and William S. Burroughs’ cut-up technique, Shaw began creating his “Dream Drawings” and “Dream Objects” series, based on his artist’s hallucinatory dream narratives, in the 1990s.

CalArts Benefit

eye lash dimensions: 4-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches each

The price does not include tax or shipping. After a …

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eye lash dimensions: 4-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches each

The price does not include tax or shipping. After a purchase is confirmed, a representative of CalArts will connect the buyer with the shipping agent. Works will ship from New York or Los Angeles and it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay the shipping agent …

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Image rights
Courtesy the Artist and Metro Pictures
Jim Shaw
American, b. 1952
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Famous as a collector of American junk, including a trove of thrift store paintings once sought by art collector Charles Saatchi, Jim Shaw draws on his vast stores of pop cultural artifacts in his work. The My Mirage (1986–91) project comprises nearly 170 drawings, silkscreens, photographs, sculptures, films, and paintings based on a Shaw stand-in called Billy, who grows from childhood to psychosis to born-again Christianity. Billy exists amid a 1960s and ’70s visual overload of pulp novels, comic books, records, and psychedelic posters. The artist’s Oism project, initiated in the late 1990s, explores his fictional religion through media including video installations (recalling both Busby Berkeley musicals and 1980s aerobics videos) and found paintings in the “Oist style.” Shaw’s richly layered practice takes liberally from both art history (Art Brut, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst) and America’s vernacular of coffeemakers and zombie films.

Jim Shaw

Dream Object (At a party in S.F. with Janet, in an apartment with a sea view, the art kept changing), 2007

Mixed media
24 × 48 × 6 1/4 in
61 × 121.9 × 15.9 cm
Sold
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