Shag (artist)

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Josh Agle, a.k.a. Shag

Josh Agle (born August 31, 1962) is an American artist, better known by the nickname Shag.

Life[edit]

Agle's nickname is derived from the last two letters of his first name, and the first two letters of his last name.[1] He had his first solo gallery exhibition in 1997,[1] and his first New York gallery show in 2002.[2]

On December 31, 2010, the Shagmart Newsletter announced that Shag had suffered a near-fatal accident, and although he would recover, he would be taking it easy for the next year.

Selected books[edit]

  • Supersonic Swingers, 2000 (Outre Gallery Press)
  • Bottomless Cocktail, 2000 (La Luz de Jesus Press)
  • Shag Party, 2001 (Surrey Books)
  • Around the World in 80 Drinks, 2003 (Surrey Books)
  • Shag's Zodiac, 2004 (Surrey Books)
  • Shag: The Art of Josh Agle, 2005 (Chronicle Books)
  • Shag Ltd: Fine Art Limited Editions, 2005 (Copro/Nason)
  • Shag A to Z: A Children's Book Unsuitable for Children, 2008 (Blab/Fantagraphics)
  • Autumn's Come Undone, 2009 (Baby Tattoo Books)

Museum Exhibitions and Collections[edit]

  • 2010 - Art Shack, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2009 - Urban Superstars, Naples Museum of Modern Art, Naples, Italy
  • 2008 - Beyond Baby Tattooville, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
  • 2008 - In The Land of Retinal Delights, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2007 - The Flesh Is Willing: New Work by Shag, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2007 - Rome Is Burning, Haas Fine Arts Center, Eu Claire, WI
  • 2005 - Pop Surrealism, Sangre De Christo Art Center, Pueblo, CO
  • 2005 - Paradirama, Musee International des Arts Modestes, Sete, France
  • 2002 - The Sophisticated Misfit: Fifteen Years of Shag, Brea Museum, Brea, CA
  • 2000 - Lowbrow Art: Up From The Underground, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Otto Von Stroheim, Tiki Art Now!: A Volcanic Eruption of Art, Last Gasp, 2004, p83. ISBN 0-86719-627-0
  2. ^ Roberta Smith ART IN REVIEW; Josh Agle, The New York Times, November 29, 2002.

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