Shag is an artist with a strong love of enigmatic narratives, sixties design and illustration all in extremely bright, inimitable renderings. This new edition of Shag's Supersonic Swingers comes more than 10 years after its original publication. Fully revised and significantly expanded with more hip shaking, cocktail hour goodness this is a sharp, graphic tour around the world with the art of Shag; an eye popping collection of old and new paintings all exuding a Mad Men era sense of style and attitude. A great selection of works showing Shag's depictions of worldwide destinations.
Shag is a leading light in contemporary hip art. Blending cartoon, tiki, and vintage illustrative sensibilities, Shag has garnered the attention of a legion of devoted fans and collectors who will delight in this new collection of his work. Shag's art looks back on the pop culture of the mid 20th century and blends it with a dose of modern irony, humor, and joy. An acolyte of Exotica, Tiki Culture, and cartoon illustration, Shag's work first looks retro, but on closer inspection is seen to be a loving exploration of the popular subconscious. This is the softcover edition.
The Art of Shag, Schmaltz, and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings
Author: Doug Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
Explores the work of Shag, the hippest neo-tiki artist, Leroy Schmaltz, the granddaddy of 1950s tiki Americana and the authentic Oceanic art that influenced them both. This beautiful coffee table book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition of the same name which seeks to illuminate traditional tiki culture through the display of primitive anthropomorphic carvings and to show, through the work of Shag and Schmaltz, how these artists have taken tiki to new levels.
With its origins in 1960s hot rod culture and underground comics, Pop Surrealism/Lowbrow art has evolved and expanded into the most vilified, vital and exciting movement in contemporary art. Featuring over 150 full-color images, Pop Surrealism is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of this fascinating new art movement and its top renegade artists.
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.