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The complete prints and posters of Josh Agle, a.k.a. Shag, the California-based artist whose bold, bright, irreverent takes on the swingin' styles and profiles of jetsetters, cocktail-lounge crawlers, scene-stealing supervillains and (literal) party animals have made him one of the most popular painters working today. Rendered in eye-popping, mood-enhancing colors, with a deceptively simple sense of design, the world of Shag transports viewers into a realm of hedonistic pursuits and elegant pleasures whose overriding theme decrees: the party must go on!
Finding incongruous humor -- and a bit of truth -- in such recognizable human habits as courtship, seduction, entertainment and sin, Shag's paintings have seen heavy demand result in rising prices, decreasing the number of buyers able to obtain them. Determined that his art should be available to the broadest audience possible, Agle turned to high quality prints beginning in 1999, issuing them in limited editions to retain a sense of uniqueness at a fraction of the cost of one of his originals. Collected here for the first time, these prints document the evolution of color, content and composition in Shag?s work that have turned fans into fanatics.
Put together with all the care and devotion that goes into one of Shag's own prints, SHAG, LTD. is packed with over 175 full-color reproductions-- from rare peeks at Shag's "pre-Shag" college art to his latest efforts -- along with illustrated essays offering insight into the phenomenal success of his work. Chronologically arranged and annotated with information on size, print run and date of publishing, straight from the artist's own secret archives, this catalogue raisonne of Shag's mass produced art contains comprehensive coverage for collectors, fanciers and those hitherto unacquainted with his long sold-out limited edition serigraphs, offset lithos and etchings. This is the softbound edition.