Shag (Josh Agle) Thread of Swingin' High-Class Consumerism

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Postby rmoore on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:07 pm

Seriously, I want to know. There’s never any discussion of his art around here, no one anticipates releases, nothing. Is there a reason for this? Is his work not relevant anymore? I’ve been into Josh's work for 7-8 years, long before I knew anything about art prints (even though I don’t own any of his work — too expensive). So what’s the deal?
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Postby greenhorn1 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:19 pm

i don't typically care for his work but I would be interested in getting the ltd edition haunted mansion lantern he did for disney about 2 years ago if anyone has one for sale.
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Postby mistersmith on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:26 pm

Not enough people here can afford it, so they don't talk about it. Too many don't care about the art unless they can own a copy.
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Postby morecoffee on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:38 pm

I like his style a lot. I don't own anything by him right now, but I can see myself going after some things in the future.
I don't know enough about the work other than to say that I like it.
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Postby averysantucci on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:51 pm

shag = josh angle = meh!
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Postby RupertPupkin on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:52 pm

Josh AGLE. Otherwise he'd be Shan.
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Postby jazzgalaxy on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:06 pm

I like a lot of his stuff. I don't own anything because the stuff that I'd want is way out of my price range, but I really do appreciate his work.
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Postby averysantucci on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:18 pm

averysantucci wrote:shag = josh agle = meh!
fixed! hahaha
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Postby oldfartatplay on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:37 pm

love SHAG, got 3 OGs and a lunch box.
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Postby Mention on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:41 pm

I appreciate Shag's work, but none of it ever screams at me. Kind of has that intro to "I dream of Jeannie" feel.
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Postby rmoore on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:34 pm

Mention wrote:I appreciate Shag's work, but none of it ever screams at me. Kind of has that intro to "I dream of Jeannie" feel.

Well, that's just it. Either you dig that crazy vibe, or you don't. Even though I'm sure the 60s weren't really like that for most people, it makes me long for that swingin' rat pack, 3 martini lunch era.
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Postby clem99 on Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:33 am

shag is coming to OZ this weekend , pity i didn't live in melbourne , would have been keen for a look
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Postby HotRodTikiGod on Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:40 am

mistersmith wrote:Not enough people here can afford it, so they don't talk about it. Too many don't care about the art unless they can own a copy.


That's exactly right. If an artist is selling prints for more than a few hundred dollars here, and/or didn't come from a gig poster or street art background, they are not respected. Most of the new art buyers still have swollen nuts and are going for the big potential to flip for profit if they need to.

But, with that said, Shag is also a bit too "low-brow" (if anyone still uses that term) for the contemporary market. Seems like the artists who shifted into "pop-surrealism" 4-5 years ago have remained popular... Artists like Ron English, Becca, Camille Rose Garcia, etc... Whereas Ausgang, Coop, Pizz, and others have languished in the popular market recently. Robert Williams can do no wrong and will always be at the top of the "alternative" art pyramid.

I for one, am a huge Shag fan, have been buying his prints up until about 3 years ago when I started to get priced out of the market and my tastes shifted. His retro flavor isn't really my taste anymore, but I look back on his work with fondness and admiration as a part of my collection.
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Postby Codeblue on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:14 pm

HotRodTikiGod wrote:Most of the new art buyers still have swollen nuts and are going for the big potential to flip for profit if they need to.

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Postby HotRodTikiGod on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:28 pm

Codeblue wrote:
HotRodTikiGod wrote:Most of the new art buyers still have swollen nuts and are going for the big potential to flip for profit if they need to.

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Very assertive.

Are you saying I am a new art buyer with swollen nuts, or that I buy for the big potential to flip?
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