Japanese friend of mine sent this link over - Pink Panther (and Shag) are selling Humming Flare deoderizer (click the blue rectangle on the right of the 8/28). i recognize the woman in the ad, but i'll check back and make sure (she's one of the many Japanese TV 'starlets' popping up on talk/game/reality shows).
Is Shag known in Japan? i'd say no, but i was never with the 'hip kids' during my five years there. Amazing how, for such a consumerist society, Shag knick-knacks were never peddled (even Hello Kitty has a vibrator and toilet paper, not that i would want Shag-style versions of either).
The LA Times has a very good article about the Shag family's dwelling that just popped on-line today (20 Jan).
The Shag Be@rbrick is popping up on eBay after being released at the Parco in Sapporo in December.
Just got word that the Tiki Quartet serigraph set is still available for $80.00 (+ Postage). Just become a Grand Member for $24.00 and then you can get a set... all for the low low price of $104.00 (+ Postage)!!.
Eight of the ten images from M-Modern's upcoming Shag solo show "Gracious Oasis" are up on the Shag site. AMAZING looking stuff!! Now that i'm gainfully employed and have the $$$$, i wish i had the time to drive the Scion xA (don't laugh) down to PS and try my luck at scoring an original.
Also, the "Show" and "News" pages have been updated too.
Solo Shows -
- Gracious Oasis;Paintings From Palm Springs - Jan 29 - Mar 6 @ M Modern, Palm Springs
- Infernal Intentions: Rare Prints and Objects - March 2005 @ Perihelion Arts, Phoenix
Group Shows -
- Group Show - Feb 5 - Mar 2 @ Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA
- Pop Pluralism - Feb 5 - Mar 7 @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York
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Updated the corny blog poll on the left - "Choose the Best Solo Show of 2004." Results from the previous poll -
Once all ten images of Gracious Oasis are up and running, the poll will change.