Jim Shaw: The End is Here at New Museum, October 7, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

“Over the past thirty years, Shaw has become one of the United States’ most influential and visionary artists, moving between painting, sculpture, and drawing, with works that build connections between his own psyche and America’s larger political, social, and spiritual histories. Shaw mines his imagery from the cultural refuse of the twentieth century, using comic books, record covers, conspiracy magazines, and obscure religious iconography to produce a portrait of the nation’s subconscious.” — New Museum

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Untitled, 2003. Ink and oil pastel on cutout paper

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Installation view of second floor

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Left: Untitled (Distorted Faces series), 1986. Right: Untitled (Distorted Face #28), 1984. Both: Graphite, airbrush, and Prismacolor on paper

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Untitled (Life and Death series), 1981. Airbrush, colored pencil, and pencil on paper

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Untitled (Distorted Faces series), 1985. Graphite, airbrush, and Prismacolor on paper

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Left: Tiger/Phoenix, 1973–74. Right: Venus in Furs, 1973–74. Both: Etching with aquatint

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Installation view of second floor

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Seven Deadly Sins, 2013. Acrylic on muslin

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Seven Deadly Sins (detail)

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Seven Deadly Sins (detail)

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Heaven’s Gate, 2012. Acrylic on muslin

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Left: The Deluge, 2014. Right: The Gate, 2014. Both:  Acrylic on muslin

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Left: Untitled, 2013. Right: The Golden Age, 2013. Both:  Acrylic on muslin

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The Hidden World. Collection of religious and pedagogical materials

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The Hidden World (detail). Collection of religious and pedagogical materials

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Thrift Store Paintings. Mixed mediums

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Thrift Store Paintings. Mixed mediums

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Thrift Store Paintings. Mixed mediums

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Installation view

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Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky, 2009. Installation:acrylic on muslin canvas stretched over plywood panels

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Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky, 2009

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Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky (detail)

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Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky (detail)

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Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky (detail)

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Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky (detail)

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Labyrinth: I Dreamt I was Taller than Jonathan Borofsky (detail)

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Left: Dream Object (“A couple of Vegas students…”), 2000. Right: Dream Object (“A couple of Vegas students…”), 2000. Both: Oil on shaped wood