Shag: A to Z: A BLAB! Storybook

Shag: A to Z: A BLAB! Storybook

by Shag
     
 

26 original alphabet paintings by the icon of Tiki culture.Shag: A to Z presents, quite simply, 26 original paintings corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. Each painting is accompanied by a short verse extolling the pleasures of a hedonistic lifestyle and the virtues of overindulgence.Shag: A to Z is the creation of Josh Agle, a painter and designer

Overview

26 original alphabet paintings by the icon of Tiki culture.Shag: A to Z presents, quite simply, 26 original paintings corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. Each painting is accompanied by a short verse extolling the pleasures of a hedonistic lifestyle and the virtues of overindulgence.Shag: A to Z is the creation of Josh Agle, a painter and designer from Southern California who is probably better known by the name he signs on his paintings, "Shag." Shag has spent the last decade creating a body of work based on his idiomatic aesthetic preferences, a world of mid 20th century modern architecture and design, populated by hedonists, supplicants, and indifferent women. The paintings themselves celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored, sharply rendered panels; the characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. Since 1996 his work has been displayed in galleries and museums in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia.
Shag: A to Z is the latest Blab! Storybook, a series showcasing sequential artists from Monte Beauchamp's annual BLAB! anthology. Each volume is presented in a faux-children's book format, though aimed squarely at adults and young adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560978855
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
02/25/2008
Series:
Blab! Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Shag lives in Southern California. A live theatrical dance production based on his artwork, Shag With a Twist, is currently running nightly at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Monte Beauchamp edited The Life & Times of R. Crumb from St. Martin's Press, and the popular Blab! series. His work has appeared in Print, Communication Arts, American Illustration, and the New York Festival's Annual of Advertising. He lives in Chicago, IL.

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