The Sophisticated Misfits Exhibition

The Sophisticated Misfits: 15 Years of Shag exhibition was held at The Brea Gallery in Brea, California from August 30th to October 4th 2002. This solo exhibition was the first in Orange County and included more than one hundred items of Josh Agle’s work. The opening reception from 7 to 9 pm on Friday, August 30th featured a book signing by Shag and music from the Dynotones.

The large exhibition also included objects that inspired Shag displayed in Plexiglas boxes for guests to view. Tiki favorites King Kukulele, Bamboo Ben, and Cherry Capri also attended. The original acrylic and vinyl paint on wood panel painting of The Sophisticated Misfits measures 48″ by 30″.

The Sophisticated Misfits: 15 Years of Shag exhibition poster was produced as a limited edition of 300 prints plus 40 artist proof. The 10-color serigraph print measures 16″ by 25″ and is hand signed and numbered but does not come with a certificate of authenticity. The print originally cost $175 USD.

Oddly for such a major exhibition, I don’t have records of what was shown so please send me an e-mail if you have further information or photographs and I will add them to the site.

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