It’s All Over Now

2020
Silkscreen, 14 colors. Artist proof numbered and signed by Shag
50 x 97 cm approx

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Prueba de Artista, numerada y firmada por Shag. Edición comercial  de 200. Con Certificado de Autenticidad expedido por la galería.

De cuando en cuando Josh Agle (Shag) se da un capricho y publica una serigrafía dedicada a alguno de sus grupos musicales favoritos. Después de inmortalizar a bandas como Ramones, Velvet Underground, Beatles, Kiss o The Cramps, ahora es el turno de unos jóvenes y exultantes Rolling Stones todavía con Brian Jones en la formación. En esta obra interpretan “It’s All Over Now”, canción que grabaron en 1964 durante en su primera gira americana en los legendarios estudios Chess de Chicago, y que interpretaron en el show televisivo The T.A.M.I. Show. Como licencia artística Shag mete entre el público a un Hell’s Angel, a pesar de que estos no les arruinarían sus conciertos hasta cinco años después (como sabrás si has visto el documental Gimme Shelter). Todas las otras serigrafías musicales de Shag están totalmente agotadas hace tiempo, y estamos seguros de que esta, con los millones de fans de los Rolling Stones, seguirá el mismo camino. Una edicion corta y una impresión impecable, junto al inimitable estilo de Shag y su firma, garantizan que el valor de tu obra no parará de aumentar con los años.

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SHAG, Josh Agle (Sierra Madre, California, 1962)     

American artist Josh Agle is better known as Shag (an acronym made by combining the last two letters of his first name and the first two of his surname).

Agle studied architecture in the 1980s but later switched to graphic design, becoming a successful commercial illustrator for clients like Time and Forbes and designing album covers for several California bands, including his own. In 1995, Otto von Stroheim—editor of Tiki News and organiser of the Tiki Oasis festival—invited him to contribute a work to a group show in Santa Monica, where it caught the attention of Billy Shire, a collector and owner of La Luz de Jesus Gallery. He participated in a collective exhibition there in 1996, and his artistic career took off. According to Shire, Shag “created what could be called a whole new genre: twenty-first century hipster cool”. He soon became a cult figure and leading exponent of the Lowbrow movement, and over the years he has become a successful artist whose work is collected by Ben Stiller, Whoopi Goldberg and many other Hollywood celebrities and exhibited in the finest galleries of New York, Los Angeles and Sydney.

His prolific work as a commercial illustrator includes a series of paintings commissioned by Disney to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Disney World.

Shag’s art features scenes tinged with irony and mischievous humour, rendered in a distinctive style inspired by the commercial illustrations of the 1950s and 60s. His paintings, with their vivid colours and kitsch aesthetic, are an ode to consumerism and the good life; his characters drink, smoke and eat in stylish, sophisticated settings, in houses designed by Richard Neutra or John Lautner and furnished by Eames, Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobson and George Nelson.

Shag also finds aesthetic and artistic inspiration in early James Bond films, David Bailey’s photographs of “Swinging London” and the work of artists like Robert Williams (founder of Juxtapoz magazine), Keith Haring and Mark Ryden, whom he greatly admires.