Hedonist Confidential Exhibition

The Hedonist Confidential exhibition ran at the Sydney Opera House Studio in Australia from May 6th to May 12th and at Outré Gallery from May 17th to June 17th 2002. This show features original paintings and the release of new limited-edition prints by Shag. The official shag party was on Sunday May 12th at the Sydney Opera House with Shag in attendance along with a DJ, and lounge and exotica music.

The twenty-three original acrylic and vinyl paint on wood panel paintings are as follows:
Vinegar Girl (24″ x 30″)
The Little Baron (21″ x 24″)
The Clever Hermit (16″ x 24″)
Five Cages (13″ x 19″)
The Red Phone (11″ x 24″)
Two Birds (11″ x 24″)
Night Birds (10″ x 24″)
Mellow Bacchanal (24″ x 37″)
The Rain Lamp (10″ x 13″)
The Stairs (15″ x 30″)
The Trembling Lips (17″ x 28″)
The Dangling Reward (16″ x 24″)
Red Wahine (10″ x 16″)
Eight-Eyes (10″ x 24″)
Angelique-O (11″ x 12″)
Conga Girls at Rest (10″ x 21″)
The Fox Hunt (12″ x 24″)
Blue Mini (15″ x 20″)
The Hedonists (24″ x 26″)
A Warm, Dry Season (15″ x 18″)
Connoisseur of Chaos (12″ x 16″)
Nevermore (20″ x 26″)
Blue Wahine (10″ x 16″)

Two new limited edition serigraph prints were created by Shag for the Hedonist Confidential exhibition – Wages of Sin and The Apocalypse has been Postponed. The 11-color serigraph prints measure 36″ by 24″ and were produced in a limited-edition of 300 copies, plus 40 artist proofs and 2 printer proofs. The two prints comprise the Hell Duo diptych and look great displayed together.
Wages of Sin (24″ x 36)
The Apocalypse has been Postponed (24″ x 36)

The Hedonist Confidential: New Paintings by Shag official exhibition catalog was published by Outré Gallery Press (and Last Gasp in the USA). The 24-page catalog measures 8” by 8”, includes twenty new paintings, and was produced in hand signed and numbered limited edition of 1500 copies. The catalog introduction was written by show curators Martin McIntosh & Gemma Jones.

Two mugs were manufactured by Munktiki for Hedonist Confidential exhibition at the Outré Gallery in Melbourne. The Outré Devil Mugs were produced in Black and in White and were sized 7.5” x 5″. The mug is based on the official logo for the Outré Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Each color was released in a limited edition of 250 mugs.

Seen Again?
Red Wahine in August 2023 – auctioned by John Moran Auctioneers for $5,500:

The painting A Warm, Dry Season for sale in 2020 and in a new home in 2022 (thanks Elena):

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