Other 1999 Group Shows
In 1999, the world population surpassed six billion, the Millennium Dome opened (just in time) in London, and Josh Agle took part in four group art shows.
Uncommercial Art By Commercial Artists
The Uncommercial Art By Commercial Artists was held at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California from 5th to the 28th March 1999. This second annual juried group art invitation invited commercial illustrators to submit work of a more personal nature. Josh Agle contributed one of the one hundred and fifty works shown, possibly Harlequin with Weapons (sized 15″x 19″)?
KROQ Weenie Roast & Luau
KROQ’s annual Weenie Roast benefit concert in 1999 had over 15,000 attendees and raised money for the local anti-gang organization Homeboy Industries. The 1999 KROQ Weenie Roast & Luau was held at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California on June 19th. Shag provided the artwork used for the brochure, t-shirt, and passes.
Edgar Leeteg Tribute Show
The Edgar Leeteg Tribute Show ran at the Copro/Nason Gallery in Culver City, California from December 4th 1999 to February 28th 2000. This was the inaugural exhibition of the newly opened gallery and paid homage to artist Edgar Leeteg, who painted Polynesian figures on black velvet. Josh Agle painted The Black Velvet Painter showing Leeteg at his easel next to a sarong-clad vahine model. The painting was re-created as Shag’s first serigraph print (ganged with The Definitive Retrospective print). The Leeteg Tribute print was created in a limited edition of 299 copies (plus 15 artist proofs and 15 printer proofs). The print measures 18.5” by 23.5” and is hand signed and numbered.
Kittens and Kads
The Kittens and Kads group art show was held at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Hollywood, California from the 5th December 1999 to the 16th January 2000. The show was curated by the CoPro Nason Gallery. Shag exhibited at the show alongside fellow lowbrow artists including Pizz. If you have more information then please let me know.