Publisher: Koenig Books
'Jim Shaw has the most amazing collection of cultural oddities that I have ever seen' – Mike Kelley
Secret societies, far-fetched orders and fraternities, evangelical and fundamentalist movements, New Age spiritualists, Scientologists, Mormons, Freemasons, ultraconservatives and all kinds of conspirators, encyclopaedias for children and even Dr. Netter's famous medical illustrations. Jim Shaw is showing in this catalogue his incredible collection of didactic art that accounts for his main source of inspiration.
Renowned for his striking paintings, drawings, videos, installations and performances, Jim Shaw is also a compulsive collector, constantly on the hunt for pop culture pieces in thrift stores or on the internet.
This Bible-like pocket book gives the reader the chance to dive into an overflowing world of paintings, sculptures, brochures, t-shirts, books, vinyl records and educational material, that recycle the myths and beliefs of America.