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Jim Shaw (American, b. 1952) Narcissus

Auction:
3100B
Lot:
421
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3100B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 11, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Jim Shaw (American, b. 1952)

Narcissus from the series My Mirage
Unsigned.
Plastic on mirror, 17 x 14 in. (43.2 x 35.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Surface grime.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the current owner in the 1988.

Exhibitions: LA Hot and Cool: Pioneers, Bank of Boston Art Gallery/MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, November 23, 1987-January 15, 1988.

N.B. Jim Shaw worked on the series My Mirage from 1986 through 1991, creating a group of 170 interconnected works of art in a variety of media, each of which tells part of the story of a character named Billy. My Mirage follows Billy, a white, middle-class male, from childhood onward as he navigates the 1960s and 1970s American counterculture. Shaw organized the works into chapters and unified the project by maintaining a standard size of 17 x 14 inches for each work. The result is a visual narrative, structured in the form of a coming-of-age novel; however, the pieces were exhibited about thirty at a time, before being sold individually. Though attempts have been made to reunite the series, all 170 works have never been included together in the same exhibition.
Estimate $12,000-18,000


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Keywords

Jim Shaw, N.B. Jim Shaw, Autobots, Fiction, Greek mythology, Mirage, Narcissus, Vehicons, Cambridge

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