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Sultry Evenings Exhibition

The Sultry Evenings exhibition was held at the M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs, California from May 9th to June 2nd 2003. This solo exhibition of Josh Agle’s work opened on Friday May 9th with an artist reception and booksigning from 7pm to 9pm. The show of rare artist proof prints (plus tiki glasses, mugs, and a handbag) was run in conjunction with Tiki Oasis 3.


The exclusive show print for the Sultry Evenings exhibition is titled Palm Springs After Dark and measures 38″ by 17″. The twelve-color serigraph was hand signed and numbered in a limited edition of 300 (plus 25 artist proofs). The retail cost of the Palm Springs After Dark print was $300 USD.


The twenty-one limited edition prints shown at the Sultry Evenings exhibition were all rare artist proofs of sold-out limited edition serigraphs.

Details Image
Death’s Unending Vacation
Print Number: Limited Edition (99), Artist Proof (15), Color Trial Proof (5)
Size: 16″ x 22″
12 color serigraph print released in 2003.
The Gift
Print Number: Limited Edition (150), Artist Proof (30)
Size: 26″ x 8″
12 color serigraph print released in 2002.
Idol Conversation
Print Number: Limited Edition (150), Artist Proof (25)
Size: 20″ x 31″
11 color serigraph print released in 2001.
Minotaur, Steadfast and Persistent
Print Number: Limited Edition (200), Artist Proof (25)
Size: 18″ x 26″
6 color serigraph print released in 2000.
Sky Lounge
Print Number: Limited Edition (200), Artist Proof (30)
Size: 19″ x 40
12 color serigraph print released in 2001.
Woman on Tiki
Print Number: Limited Edition (250), Artist Proof (35)
Size: 26″ x 11″
9 color serigraph print released in 2002.
Bad Liver/Black Lung
Print Number: Limited Edition (250), Artist Proof (35)
Size: 12″ x 10″ (each)
10 color serigraph print released in 2002.
Two Heavy Drinkers
Print Number: Limited Edition (200), Artist Proof (30)
Size: 22″ x 28″
6 color serigraph print released in 2000.
Yanomami Hunter
Print Number: Limited Edition (150), Artist Proof (15), Printer Proof (3)
Size: 16″ x 32″
9 color serigraph print released in 2000.
Desert Polynesia
Print Number: Limited Edition (200), Artist Proof (30), Studio Proof (20)
Size: 20″ x 26″
15 color serigraph print released in 2003.
Mr. X’s Valet
Print Number: Limited Edition (299), Artist Proof (6)
Size: 17″ x 24″
5 color serigraph print released in 2001.
Tryptich – Departure: Idlewild, Stopover: Borneo, Arrival: Ape City
Print Number: Limited Edition (150), Artist Proof (25)
Size: 15″ x 39″
Offset lithograph released in 1999.
The Envious Girlfriend
Print Number: Limited Edition (99), Artist Proof (15), Publisher Proof (10)
Size: 15″ x 22″
12 color serigraph print released in 2003.
Inside The Volcano
Print Number: Limited Edition (150), Artist Proof (30)
Size: 27″ x 22″
8 color serigraph print released in 2001.
Blue Seascape
Print Number: Limited Edition (200), Artist Proof (30)
Size: 18″ x 14″
7 color serigraph print released in 2000.
Banana Liqueur
Print Number: Limited Edition (150), Artist Proof (20)
Size: 26″ x 20″
18 color serigraph print released in 2001.
Four Drummers of the Apocalypse
Print Number: Limited Edition (200), Artist Proof (30)
Size: 19″ x 24″
9 color serigraph print released in 2000.
Three Musicians
Print Number: Limited Edition (500)
Size: 23″ x 17″
5 color serigraph print released in 1999.
Birdnik’s Table
Print Number: Limited Edition (299), Artist Proof (10)
Size: 17″ x 24″
5 color serigraph print released in 2001.
Leeteg Tribute
Print Number: Limited Edition (299), Artist Proof (15), Printer Proof (15)
Size: 18″ x 23″
5 color serigraph print released in 199.
Mr Lucky
Print Number: Limited Edition (350) Artist Proof (40)
Size: 18″ x 25″
2 color serigraph print released in 2000.

The Sultry Evenings exhibition also included a tiki mug set, tiki shot glass set, and Paul Frank handbag collaboration.

An artist proof Shag tiki mug set (number 9 of 25) from 2000 was sold at the exhibition. From left to right (below): Ku Ku Kana Purple – First Edition, Tall Ratongo Orange – First Edition, Short Ratongo Blue – First Edition, Kapu-Kapu Tiki Mug – Koa Brown, and Tunga-Toa Koa Brown – First Edition.

The 2002 Four Tips Gods Shot Glass Set includes the glasses Sip, Swig, Swill & Swallow along with a mini print with four drink recipes on the reverse. This original limited edition consisted of one hundred sets, this artist proof is number nine of the fifteen made.

Shag collaborated with artist Paul Frank to create a vinyl handbag for the Japanese market. This Collaboration London Bag included characters Julias and Rita on the image. The bag was released in a limited edition of 350 copies with an original cost of $295 USD at the 2001 Dangerous Women exhibition in Japan. This handbag for sale at the Sultry Evenings exhibition was a rare artist proof.

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