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Looking for a Shag Original?

It is over twenty years since Josh Agle’s first exhibition so you might expect to see a multitude of original artwork up for sale. Surprisingly, you would be wrong. There are just forty-one original paintings currently available across seven galleries, two Facebook Groups and eBay. To be honest, this was a lot higher than I expected when first putting this post together. I have put together this post at the end of November 2018 to show the range of original paintings available at this point in time.

The Shag Store
The Shag Store in Palm Springs has the 24″ by 17″ painting The Human Fly for sale at US$13,999. The artwork was originally shown at the 2009 M Modern exhibition A Broken Promise of the Flying Car.

L’Imagerie Gallery
The L’Imagerie Gallery in North Hollywood, California has seven original Shag paintings available:
+ Death’s Unending Vacation (20″ x 14″) from 2001 – US$12,000
+ Fraidy Cat (26″ x 17″) from 2005 – US$16,000
+ Mr. X’s Valet (25.5″ x 20″) from 2001 – US$15,000
+ The Incredible Bartender (20″ x 14″) from 2003 – US$15,000
+ The Love Beast (16½” x 13½” ) from 2004 – US$13,000
+ Tiny Bottle (30” x 23”) from 2005 – US$12,000
+ Yawner (9″ x 12”) from 2003 – US$6,500

Death’s Unending Vacation:
Fraidy Cat:
Mr. X’s Valet:
The Incredible Bartender:
The Love Beast:
Tiny Bottle:
Yawner:

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
The La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles has four artworks available:
+ The Spoiled Evening –  a 26″ by 22″ painting  from 1998
+ Frank Kafka, Swinger – a 22″ by 18″ painting  from 1998
+ The Undertaker’s Wrong Turn – a 28″ by 16″ painting from 1999
+ Zoey & Petey – a 15¾” by 12″ painting from 1999
The Spoiled Evening:
Frank Kafka, Swinger:
The Undertaker’s Wrong Turn:
Zoey & Petey:

Outré Gallery
The Outré Gallery in Melbourne has three original artworks up for sale:
+ Arachne and the Warrior –  a 19″ by 23″ painting  from 2004, for sale at US$5,781 (Australian – AU$8,000). The artwork was originally shown at the 2004 Outré Gallery exhibition Heroes and Monsters.
+ Terrestrial Tiki – a painting from the 1997 Cacao coffee house show in Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. The artwork is for sale at US$3,300 (Australian – AU$5,000).
+ Satan’s Bachelor Pad – a painting from 1998 for sale at US$6,260 (Australian – AU$9,500).

Arachne and the Warrior:
Terrestrial Tiki:
Satan’s Bachelor Pad:

Jonathan Levine Gallery
The Jonathan Levine Gallery in Jersey City has twelve artworks for sale:
+ Ethbaal’s Daughter – a 15″ by 10″ painting from the 2015 All My Bones exhibition.
Self Portrait with Black Liquid – a 13″ by 24″ painting from the 2009 True Self exhibition retailing at US$6,500
The Most Beautiful Daughters (after Balthus) – a 24″ by 15″ painting from the 2015 All My Bones exhibition retailing at US$12,000
+ Gitagaru – a 40″ by 16″ painting from the 2017 East Looking West exhibition retailing at US$14,000
Spy Hoppers – a 30½” by 23½” painting from the 2010 Ambergris exhibition retailing at US$10,000
The Badly Behaved Boy – a 32″ by 21″ painting from the 2010 Ambergris exhibition retailing at US$12,000
Keyhole Girl – a 20″ by 24″ painting from the 2016 A Conversation with Friends exhibition retailing at US$1,800
Russian Diplomat – a 20″ by 24″ painting from the 2016 A Conversation with Friends exhibition retailing at US$1,800
+ Avoid Kitch – a 80″ by 52″ painting from the 2016 A Conversation with Friends exhibition retailing at US$16,000
Confirmation Bias – a 52″ by 23″ painting from the 2016 A Conversation with Friends exhibition retailing at US$9,000
+ Not Art – a 45″ by 24″ painting from the 2016 A Conversation with Friends exhibition retailing at US$8,000
+ The Primitive Urge – a 98″ by 52″ painting from the 2016 A Conversation with Friends exhibition retailing at US$18,000.

Ethbaal’s Daughter:
Self Portrait with Black Liquid:

The Most Beautiful Daughters (after Balthus):
Gitagaru:
Spy Hoppers:
The Badly Behaved Boy:
Keyhole Girl:
Russian Diplomat:
Avoid Kitch:
Confirmation Bias:
Not Art:
The Primitive Urge:

Corey Helford Gallery
The Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles has six original artworks for sale:
+ The Invideist – a 12″ by 12″ painting from the 2018 Art Collector Starter Kit V Group Show retailing at US$5000.
+ Pink Elephant #2 – a 10″ by 16″ painting from the 2013 Pink Elephants Exhibition retailing at US$2,200.
+ The Tiger Killers – a 22″ by 14″ painting from the 2016 exhibition The Jungle Drums retailing at US$11,200.
+ The Chest Piece – a 20″ by 14″ painting from the 2016 exhibition The Jungle Drums retailing at US$11,000.
+ Pinup with Python and Spirit Mask – a 20″ by 12″ painting from the 2016 exhibition The Jungle Drums retailing at US$6,000.
+ Primal Cuts – a 108″ by 35″ painting from the 2016 exhibition The Jungle Drums retailing at US$50,000.

The Invideist:

Pink Elephant #2:
The Tiger Killers:
The Chest Piece:
Pinup with Python and Spirit Mask:
Primal Cuts:

La Fiambrera Art Gallery
Madrid’s La Fiambrera Art Gallery is Shag’s official gallery in Spain and they have three original Shag artworks for sale:
The Phrenology Student – This 20” by 16” painting is from La Fiambrera’s 2016 Drinking Spree Exhibition. Note that it was originally shown in M Modern’s 2009 The Last Days of Magic Exhibition.
+ Pink Lady – This 11” by 9” painting is also from La Fiambrera’s 2016 Drinking Spree Exhibition.
+ Smash It Up – British punk band The Damned feature in this 11.5” by 8” painting from La Fiambrera’s 2017 Punk exhibition. It retails for US$4,310 (Spain – €3,800).

The Phrenology Student:
Pink Lady:
Smash It Up:

Facebook Group: The Artist Shag @ Josh Agle Unauthorised
The 10″ x 13″ painting Black Kitten in Orange was originally exhibited at Corey Helford Gallery’s 2012 Animal Kingdom exhibition. The original story text for this painting was “It’s midnight. She has been waiting for her lover to arrive since 7:00. Even if he doesn’t get there until 1:00 am, the wait will be worth it. He’s getting takeout at Umami.“. The artwork is listed on the The Artist Shag @ Josh Agle Unauthorised Facebook group with an asking price of US$6,500.

The 33.5″ by 14.5″ painting Welcome to Your New Lifestyle is listed on the The Artist Shag @ Josh Agle Unauthorised Facebook group. The picture was originally exhibited at the 2007 Mid Century Modern Group Show at the Outré Gallery in Melbourne.

Facebook Group: Shagwatch: Josh Agle Fan Page
The 8″ by 8″ painting The Boring Beetle is listed on the Shagwatch: Josh Agle Fan Page Facebook group at US$2,500. The picture was originally exhibited at the 2010 Red Star Black Eye Exhibition at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago.
eBay
There are a couple of original Shag paintings presently available on eBay.

The first is the painting Shrine Zor Defies the Gates of Hell from 1999 which has a starting bid of US$6,500 and a buy it now of US$8,500.
The second is the 29.5″ by 23.6″ painting The Fish Monger, originally from the DC Gallery Palm Springs, with a starting bid of US$11,588 (UK – £9,000).

2 Comments

  • Mike / August 2, 2019 at 5:22 am

    What month and year is this from?

    Reply
    • Tiki Pete / August 2, 2019 at 5:43 am

      The page is updated regularly for new items – I have not removed sold ones. You can check the linked pages for current availability.

      Reply

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