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Jim Shaw: Distorted Faces & Portraits 1978-2007

Jim Shaw: Distorted Faces & Portraits 1978-2007

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Edited by Marc Blondeau, Lionel Bovier, Philippe Davet. Text by Alison M. Gingeras.

Almost 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide and jacketed in a 53 x 37-inch foldout poster of Jim Shaw's deeply disturbing black-and-white oil painting of Ronald Reagan's distorted face (layered with smaller, ghostlike figures of American violence like Charles Manson and Rambo), this darkly riveting artist's book contains works from five series of portraits made over the course of the artist's four-decade-long career: the Distorted Faces drawings (1978-85) and paintings (1986-2007); the Noir portraits of 1978; the sketches for Shaw's Giant Face paintings (1992) and other assorted faces from 1993-2006. The format and print quality of this one-of-a-kind publication truly allow Shaw's legendary graphic abilities to shine–particularly in the hyperreal Distorted Faces series. 

  • JRP | Ringier, 2007
  • Softcover with 96 pages
  • 12 x 16 inches

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