Shaw, Jim (b. 1952) > 1990s > Drawings & Watercolors > American > Contemporary
Title FIRST OPEN POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART Location New York, Rockefeller Plaza Sale Date Apr 01, 2008 Lot Number 0050Â A Sale Number 1970
Creator Jim Shaw (b. 1952)
Lot Title Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintingsâ€¦)
Estimate 10,000 – 15,000 U.S. dollars
Lot Description Jim Shaw (b. 1952) Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintingsâ€¦) signed, inscribed and dated â€˜Jim Shaw 96â€™ (on the reverse) graphite on paper 12 x 9 in. (30.4 x 22.8Â cm.) Drawn in 1996.
Inscribed on the reverse: 1. In NYC I saw some paintings by Cindy Sherman and William Wegman. Iâ€™d left behind some thrift store paintings including this city scape with phalanxes of eyeball & flower headed people talking w eyes on stalks coming out of his palms. 2. I was writing down ideas on the gallery floor & thought of having texts inside croquet goals with hallmark â€œstudioâ€ card figures playing the game. 3. In a thrift store was a row of 4 chairs joined together with mannequin parts & mirrors and another row of 3 objects together. I couldnâ€™t fit them into my car. 4. Near my folks house, Nancy Evans, Kosamund and I find a garbage can filled with tiny paintings. 5. After seeing a crowd gather around an argument on Ashman street, I got on an elevator which got stuck then opened up to a woman wearing a giant Peter Max Face outfit. 6. In a parking garage there was a statue with flaming hair. In the background a band played & Mike was usuing a wrench to blow cars up. Provenance Patrick Painter, Santa Monica Acquired from the above by the present owner
Update: Price Realized: $23,750