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    Sale 1970

    Post-War And Contemporary First Open

    1 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50 A

    Jim Shaw (b. 1952)

    Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintings...)

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    Jim Shaw (b. 1952)
    Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintings...)
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Jim Shaw 96' (on the reverse)
    graphite on paper
    12 x 9 in. (30.4 x 22.8 cm.)
    Drawn in 1996.
    Inscribed on the reverse:
    1. In NYC I saw some paintings by Cindy Sherman and William Wegman. I'd left behind some thrift store paintings including this city scape with phalanxes of eyeball & flower headed people talking w eyes on stalks coming out of his palms. 2. I was writing down ideas on the gallery floor & thought of having texts inside croquet goals with hallmark "studio" card figures playing the game. 3. In a thrift store was a row of 4 chairs joined together with mannequin parts & mirrors and another row of 3 objects together. I couldn't fit them into my car. 4. Near my folks house, Nancy Evans, Kosamund and I find a garbage can filled with tiny paintings. 5. After seeing a crowd gather around an argument on Ashman street, I got on an elevator which got stuck then opened up to a woman wearing a giant Peter Max Face outfit. 6. In a parking garage there was a statue with flaming hair. In the background a band played & Mike was using a wrench to blow cars up.

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