“In a thrift store was a row of 4 chairs joined together with mannequin parts & mirrors..” Chair Painting by Jim Shaw

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 0050 A Sale Number 1970

Creator Jim Shaw (b. 1952)

Lot Title Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintings…)

Estimate 10,000 – 15,000 U.S. dollars

Lot Description Jim Shaw (b. 1952) Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintings…) signed, inscribed and dated ‘Jim Shaw 96’ (on the reverse) graphite on paper 12 x 9 in. (30.4 x 22.8 cm.) Drawn in 1996.

Inscribed on the reverse: 1. In NYC I saw some paintings by Cindy Sherman and William Wegman. I’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 “studio” 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 couldn’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

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Update: Price Realized: $23,750