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    Sale 5536

    Art d'Après-Guerre et Contemporain

    9 - 10 December 2008, Paris

  • Lot 236

    JIM SHAW (NE EN 1952)

    (i) Dream drawing ('I was watching a dave del gado...')
    (ii) Dream drawing ('Inside the liquor store...')
    (iii) Dream drawing ('This became a Mexican cartoon...')

    Price Realised  

    JIM SHAW (NE EN 1952)
    (i) Dream drawing ('I was watching a dave del gado...')
    (ii) Dream drawing ('Inside the liquor store...')
    (iii) Dream drawing ('This became a Mexican cartoon...')
    Chacun signé et daté 'Jim Shaw '93'' (au dos)
    mine de plomb sur papier en trois parties
    chacun : 30,5 x 22,8 cm. (12 x 9 in.)
    Réalisé en 1993. (3)


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    Chacun numéroté et inscrit (au dos) :
    (i) '1 I WAS WATCHING A DAVE DEL GADO (?) INFORMERCIAL WHERE A PLATINUM BUMP MAPPED CGI OF DAVES HEAD WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW PEOPLE IMAGINED HE WAS CIA, SCIENTOLOGIST, CHRISTIAN, LIFE SPRING, VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS HE MIGHT HAVE HAD, AS THE PAGES OF A CGI BOOK PASSED THROUGHT HIS CGI TALKING HEAD, WHEN HE MENTIONE VIETNAM, I SAW A WAR-TORN STREET WITH GRUNTS WATCHING FASHION MODELS IN TIGHT HIGH NECKED GOLDLAME DRESSES POSING IN THE MUDDY STREET. BUT I WAS NOW A SECTION OF PASADENA THAT WAS BEING YUPPIFIED. THERE WAS A LIQUOR STORE THAT THE TRENIERS WERE PLAYING AT AS A LOUNGE ACT'
    (ii) '2 INSIDE THE LIQUOR STORE THERE WAS A DISPLAY OF NOSTALGIC MERCHANDISE LIKE CANS OF MAPLE SYRUP PILED UP PRECARIOUSLY HIGH. I KNOCKED ONE OVER & STARTED TO PUT IT BACK UP & SAW A BAG OF CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD, HALF EATEN. THEN I NOTICED A STACK OF SMALL FLAT CHOCOLATES THAT WAS ABOUT TO FALL OVER & BEGAN TO TRY TO REASSEMBLE THE STACK WHEN I NOTICED THEY HAD HANNAH-BARBARA TYPE CHARACTERS INVOLVED IN FAMILY DISPUTES WHICH BEGAN TO ANIMATE AS THE CHOCOLATES FLIPPED LIKE A DECK OF CARDS'
    (iii) '3 THIS BECAME A MEXICAN CARTOON FEATURING A PRIMORDEAL BLOB AND A CAVEMAN FIGHTING OVER A BUBBLE THAT WAS SOME SORT OF CHILD. THEN MY FORMER BOSS JEFF WAS LOOKING AT A PROJECTION OF A MOON-LIKE OBJECT WITH A BLACK STREAK IN IT & HE ASKED ME WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS & I SAID CALVIN FROM CALVIN & HOBBES & HE SAID IT WAS A COMET HE'D ANIMATED & WAS TRYING TO MATCH UP AT GREAT EXPENSE'

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    Provenance

    Art + Public, Genève


    Post Lot Text

    (i)'DREAM DRAWING (I WAS WATCHING A DAVE DEL GADO...)' (ii)'DREAM DRAWING (INSIDE THE LIQUOR STORE...)' (iii) 'DREAM DRAWING (THIS BECAME A MEXICAN CARTOON)' ; EACH SIGNED, NUMBERED, INSCRIBED AND DATED, PENCIL ON PAPER IN THREE PARTS.