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Nov 172012

JIM SHAW, Hairdo, 2012
61 x 45,7 cm
lithograph, signed, numbered, edition 100
produced by Baltic, Gateshead, UK         € 436,- / £ 350.-  November 2012

The comic book image ‘Hairdo’ of a 1960s bouffant wig references a passage from Shaw’s proposed prog-rock opera based on his fictional religion Oism, a narrative he has been working on for more than 20 years. The image also refers to a mural ‘The Rinse Cycle’ 2012, in which a group of oversized bouffant hairdo’s hover around a desert landscape they share with the interior view of a washing machine in mid-cycle.