11.23.2015
culture

Twenty After: Jim Shaw, 'Labyrinth: I Dreamt I Was Taller Than Jonathan Borofsky'

Jim Shaw is the guy who turned thrift store paintings into an investment possibility.

Jim Shaw made every frustrated painter in America believe that becoming a highly regarded American cultural figure required little more than traveling from thrift store to thrift store around the country and collecting paintings bought at these secondhand shops into a singular exhibit, titled Thrift Store Paintings, at London's Institute of Contemporary Art.

What's left out of that simple failsafe formula for international art star success is Shaw's established mastery of line and form and color and shading and concept and narrative

Thanks to Ivan Morley for turning us on.

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