The Modern Committee's 20th Anniversary Tour is on the 18th and 19th, beginning in just about 12+ hours for anyone lucky enough to be in Southern California.
The chance to pick up this great serigraph ("L.A. Modern"), bow to the greatness of Mr. Julius Shulman, visit the "oldest remaining Big Boy in America," and check out a Case Study House (#8) designed by Eames.
Shag will be on hand signing programs and prints Saturday, September 18 at 4:00 pm at the world famous Cinerama Dome on Sunset Blvd.
What will I be doing that day? Probably the laundry.
Also on the 18th of September is the opening reception (from 6:00 to 9:00 PM) for "Icons of Exotica: The Photography of Douglas Nason" at the J. Moore Gallery.
Anchoring the exhibition are 28 large-scale (18x22-inch) black-and-white images printed on metallic paper in semi-sepia tones. Their timeless look reflects Nasons admiration of photographer Edward Curtis (1868-1952), who documented several Native American tribes before much of their tradition was lost through assimilation or genocide, Nason says. The exhibition also comprises some 20 smaller color photographs portraying such renowned sites as Machu Pichu, Peru, and Abu Simbel, Egypt, as well as lesser-known locals, including Nan Madal, Pohnpei, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia and Tikal, Guatemala.
Mr. Nason is a partner in the Copro/Nason Gallery and has been behind a bunch of great shows and books, including "Night of the Tiki." The show runs until the 30th of October.
Two pretty interesting events in one weekend. They're not 100% Shag-related, but both would probably give a good peek at Mr. Agle's influences.
Sure, you can listen to Led Zeppelin without having to pick up anything by Willie Dixon or watch "Star Wars" without having to see Kurosawa's "Hidden Fortress," but I for one am an obsessive-compulsive idiot who hopes to die with the most trivial knowledge.
"Lord Invader at the Gold Coast Bar, Hamburg"
Show - The Calypso Show
Dates - May 20 - June 18, 2000,
Gallery - BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, California
eBay Auction #3746943725 - "SHAG ORIGINAL PAINTING LARGE PUBLISHED ART"
Auction Started - Sep-06-04 16:35:35 PDT
Auction Ended - Sep-13-04 16:35:35 PDT
Seller - vintage-animation
Opening Price - $5,000.00
Closing Price - $5,700.00
Winner - applecohen
Finally, an apologetic tip o' the propeller beenie to the good peoples at Stuff-o-Rama for not giving credit to them for the "Chaser Tees" info from September 13th.