Jim Shaw. Dream Drawing (We were waiting at a restaurant & 2 guys read an art tabloid...). 1997

Jim Shaw Dream Drawing (We were waiting at a restaurant & 2 guys read an art tabloid...) 1997

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The Dream Drawing series is a body of over two hundred works in which the artist depicts visually overwhelming unconscious narratives drawn from his nightly dreams. According to Shaw, he began the Dream Drawings as a way to organize inspirational material from his dreams for potential future artworks; the Dream Objects are the final manifestation of his creative unconscious. Shaw masterfully applies existing artistic styles and inserts cultural symbols into his work, transforming them to suit his personal experiences and preferences.

Gallery label from Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, March 26–July 7, 2008 .
Medium
Pencil on paper
Dimensions
12 x 9" (30.5 x 22.8 cm)
Credit
Gift of the Friends of Contemporary Drawing
Object number
27.1999
Copyright
© 2022 Jim Shaw
Department
Drawings and Prints

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