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Author Shaw, Jim, 1952-

Title Jim Shaw : my mirage / [editors, Lionel Bovier & Fabrice Stroun].

Imprint Z├╝rich : JRP Ringier, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Shaw,J SHA    Available
Description 215 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Summary "My mirage" (1986-1991) is the first major body of work by Jim Shaw (*1952), an artist from Los Angeles who started exhibiting in the late 1970s. Composed of nearly 170 pieces - each one drawn, silk-screened, photographed, sculpted, filmed or painted in a different style - "My Mirage" recounts the wandering of Billy, a white, middle-class American sucked into the whirlwind of the sixties and seventies. His is a story of unceasing failure. After an anxious childhood, Billy later withdraws from the guilt-wracked spasms of adolescence in order to lose himself in a psychedelic utopia, which soon becomes a nightmare. In the depth of a psychotic hallucinations, he follows a woman who he worships into a pagan sect, before finally returning to the religion of his youth, "reborn" as a fundamentalist Christian. Each piece appropriates an image taken from an extremely broad iconographic field ranging from children's books to contemporary art and including comics, religious literature, and psychedelic posters.
Subject Shaw, Jim, 1952- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Graphic arts -- United States.
Added Author Bovier, Lionel.
Stroun, Fabrice.
Added Title My mirage
ISBN 3037641878

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