Jim Shaw: The End is Here

Jim Shaw: The End is Here
Library Shelf Location 18.SHAW
Publication Date 2016



  • Published to accompany an exhibition held at New Museum, New York, 7 October 2015-10 January 2016.
  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Search for a symbol / John C. Welchman -- The hidden world / Marc-Olivier Wahler -- Her comes laughing boy : Jim Shaw and his comic books / Dan Nadel -- American vernacular / Gary Carrion-Murayari -- Noted on my mirage / Janet Sarbanes -- Gods and monsters / Jim Shaw and Massimiliano Gioni -- In-a-gadda-da-vida / Natalie Bell -- Extraordinary rendition / Jim Shaw and Tony Oursler.


  • Over the past thirty years, Jim Shaw has become one of America's most visionary artists, moving between painting, sculpture, and drawings, while building connections between his own psyche and the larger political, social, and spiritual history of America. Shaw's imagery is mined from comic books, record covers, conspiracy magazines, obscure religious pamphlets, and other cultural refuse to produce a portrait of the American subconscious out of his personal obsessions. Shaw, along with fellow Michigan native Mike Kelley, moved to California in the 1970s to attend Cal Arts and was one of a number of notable artists to emerge from the school in the early 1980s. Shaw's work is distinguished by rigorous formal and structural analyses of neglected forms of vernacular culture. Accompanying a major exhibition, this is the first major monograph devoted to the entirety of the artist's unique, multifaceted career.


  • Massimiliano Gioni is Artistic Director and Gary Carrion-Murayari is Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum, New York. Dan Nadel is an independent curator, writer, and publisher. Marc-Olivier Wahler is Director of Chalet Society, Paris. John Welchman is a professor at the University of California, San Diego.


ISBN 9780847847167
Quantity 1
Pages 263 pages: ill.(chiefly colour); 30 cm.
Editors Gary Carrion-Murayari, Massimiliano Gioni
Format Hardback
Publisher Skira Rizzoli Publications Inc., New York
Related Artist Jim Shaw
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting, Drawing, Sculpture
Keywords Counter culture, Humour
Related Country/Global Region United States of America (USA)
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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