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Still from They Live (1988), directed by John Carpenter


Jim Shaw Selects

October 12–27, 2021
Metrograph, New York

Jim Shaw is presenting a selection of conspiracy-minded cinema at Metrograph in New York, inaugurating a new artist-programmer-in-residence series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph in the theater and online. Jim Shaw Selects will feature six films that kept the artist uneasy company during the paranoiac pandemic time. To attend a screening, purchase tickets at

Still from They Live (1988), directed by John Carpenter


Jim Shaw. Photo: LeeAnn Nickels

New Representation

Jim Shaw

Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of Jim Shaw. Since the 1970s, Shaw has mined the dreams and conflicted realities of American culture, finding inspiration in comic books, pulp novels, rock albums, protest posters, and thrift store paintings. Blending the personal, the commonplace, and the uncanny, Shaw’s works frequently place in dialogue images of friends and family with world events, pop culture, and alternate realities, often unfolding in long-term narrative cycles.

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Jim Shaw. Photo: LeeAnn Nickels