Located in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District, The Shag Store is the world’s first fine art gallery dedicated solely to the art of Josh Agle (aka Shag). Here you’ll find a large selection of rare artist proof prints (from previously sold out editions), exclusive store prints, books, towels and other collectable merchandise unavailable elsewhere.
The Shag Store holds new exclusive print releases with Josh Agle in attendance. You can purchase a new print, have it personalized and have Shag sign your artwork. Events are free and open to the public. Original paintings (which sell out quickly as do prints) occasionally become available.
Never been to an art gallery before? Don’t be intimidated as art should be fun. There are prints and merchandise for all budget ranges. The staff is always happy to assist you with any questions.
Shag is a painter, designer and illustrator working in Southern California. His distinctive artistic style draws from commercial illustration from the past five decades, but the work is imbued with an attitude and sly sense of humor which is unmistakably of our time. Solo exhibitions of Shag’s work have been held in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and South America.
The paintings themselves celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored sharply rendered panels. The characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. It often represents the midcentury style of Palm Springs. But Shag sees the visuals of his work as window-dressing or stage scenery. He’s more concerned with the themes and narratives in the paintings, and the meanings a viewer might find when he looks at a piece of Shag art.
Shag lives with his wife and children in a midcentury home overlooking a peaceful wooded valley, much like the homes he paints in his art. He considers Palm Springs his second home and is an enthusiastic booster for the city. In 2009, The Shag Store opened in Palm Springs. It is the world’s first retail boutique and gallery dedicated solely to his art, prints and merchandise, and has quickly become a must-see destination for people visiting the city.
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