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Jim Shaw

Dream Object Book, 2011

Artist's book
4 2/5 × 5 3/10 in
11.2 × 13.4 cm
Edition of 300 + 60AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
€190
Ships from Brussels, BE
Shipping: €40 within Continental Europe, €80 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Paris, Brussels
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mfc-michèle didier
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©2011 Jim Shaw and mfc-michèle didier
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 Book’, 2011, mfc - michèle didier
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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Print
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
mfc-michèle didier
Image rights
©2011 Jim Shaw and mfc-michèle didier
Jim Shaw
American, b. 1952
Follow

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 Book, 2011

Artist's book
4 2/5 × 5 3/10 in
11.2 × 13.4 cm
Edition of 300 + 60AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
€190
Ships from Brussels, BE
Shipping: €40 within Continental Europe, €80 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Paris, Brussels
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
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