17-ink screen printing. Edition of 200. Numbered and signed by Shag
92 x 64 cm

Out of stock


Una nueva edición de Shag que se agota nada más publicarse. Se trata de una serigrafía inspirada y dedicada a una de esas películillas ochenteras que acaba marcando a una generación y convirtiéndose con el paso de las décadas en un clásico: “Regreso al Futuro”. En esta serigrafía realizada bajo licencia de Universal Pictures Shag recuerda la divertida escena en la que Marty McFly (el personaje interpretado por Michael J. Fox) se pone al frente de la orquesta del baile, empezando como si fuese Chuck Berry y acabando como si fuese Eddie Van Halen. Al fondo, a través de la ventana, el Doctor Brown con su DeLorean. La edición comercial de 200 copias está agotada, te ofrecemos una de las pruebas de artista del propio Shag que nos llega desde su estudio en Los Angeles.


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.