Bottomless Cocktail: The Art of Shag

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Last Gasp, 2001 - Art - 96 pages
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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.
 

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If you are interested in the art of Shag and want to get a book, start here. This traces his birth as a hugely popular Pop artist.

Contents

A Tall Thin Man in Glasses Janice S Gore
6
Shag and the Omnipresent Tiki Otto Von Stroheim
11
Conspicuous Consumption
13
Woman Recumbent
23
The Friendly Face of Evil
33
The Male of the Species
41
Dangerous Women
51
Music After Midnight
61
Against Nature
71
A Gruesome Game
79
Shag Schwag
89
Curriculum Vitae
94
Index
99
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About the author (2001)

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.

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