Collectors and connoisseurs of Shag will have a chance purchase a cache of art, merchandise and ephemera spanning his entire career at the first ever ‘Shag Swapmeet’. Several important original works will be available for sale ranging from the bamboo-framed “The Perils of Trying Too Hard,” from 1998 to his signature triptych pictured above, “Departure Idlewild, Stopover Borneo, Arrival Ape City.” Numerous long out-of-print serigraphs, many dating pre-2004 will also be available for sale alongside a limited number of poly-bagged “Paintings by Shag” from the 2006 “Conspicuous Consumption” exhibition at BSFA. The ‘Shag Swapmeet’ will also feature signed casino chips, shot glasses, a very limited edition charm bracelet, bar stools, tiki decanters, mugs, toys, exclusive Disneyland Tiki Room purses, signed prints, discounted books, “Shag With a Twist” merchandise and ephemera and much more Shag Swag.
The swap meet starts at Noon on Saturday, September 12th, and is a cash and carry event. Don’t worry – credit cards are being taken too – just a catch phrase folks.
You should plan to show up early as we predict a huge turnout and brisk sales as the word is spreading that Shag has moved up the road west a bit to what he must view as greener pastures. Kudos to Billy for putting on this event in light of all that.
Get in touch with the gallery now, as word has it previews will be sent out Monday, September 7th.
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600