Hell, Earth, Paradise
The Within The Garden of Earthly Delights exhibition opened on Friday 5th April 2019 at the Outré Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. The group exhibition of over 30 international artists work ran until 25th April and paid homage to Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. Hieronymus painted The Garden of Earthly Delights triptych oil painting on oak panel between 1490 and 1510; it has been housed at the Museo del Prado in Madrid since 1939.
With The Garden of Earthly Delights triptych wings closed, the exterior panels become visible. These outer panels depict the third day of the creation of the world with plant life but no animals or humans.
Shag released the triptych print Hell, Earth, Paradise at the exhibition. The set of three limited-edition giclée prints on stretched canvas are in an edition size of 10 and measure 108” by 27” (276cm x 68.5cm) for the full triptych. The three prints individually measure 36″ by 27″ (92cm x 68.5cm) The triptych retails at AU$6000 (around US$4000) for the stretched canvas or AU$5600 (around US$3900) for the unstretched canvas.
The original Hell, Earth, Paradise painting was shown at The Flesh is Willing exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, California in October 2007. The painting is twice as large as the prints and measured an impressive 18 foot by 5 foot (216″ x 60″):
The invite to the exhibition states:
An allegory of the divine and the mortal. A fecund, paradisiacal landscape. A panorama of unbridled, rapturous delight. A cacophony of tortured souls and eternal damnation. Welcome to the Garden of Earthly Delights.