Jim Shaw, ‘Untitled’, Print, Silkscreen, Robert Berman Gallery
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Jim Shaw

Untitled

Silkscreen
26 1/2 × 20 in
67.3 × 50.8 cm
Edition 1/80
.
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Location
Santa Monica, San Francisco
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Robert Berman Gallery
Santa Monica, San Francisco

Work comes framed. Framed dimensions: 35 x 28 inches.

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Signature
Signed by both Jim Shaw and Benjamin Weissman in pencil.
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Jim Shaw & Benjamin Weissman
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, ‘Untitled’, Print, Silkscreen, Robert Berman Gallery
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Robert Berman Gallery
Santa Monica, San Francisco

Work comes framed. Framed dimensions: 35 x 28 inches.

Medium
Signature
Signed by both Jim Shaw and Benjamin Weissman in pencil.
Image rights
Jim Shaw & Benjamin Weissman
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

Untitled

Silkscreen
26 1/2 × 20 in
67.3 × 50.8 cm
Edition 1/80
.
Contact For Price
Location
Santa Monica, San Francisco
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