JIM SHAW

THRILLING STORIES FROM THE BOOK OF "O"
Paris - 09.09.2011 > 29.10.2011

This exhibition at Praz-Delavallade presents his newest series of works connected to the development of a Prog Rock opera. This opera is an ongoing project that related the precise incidents that make up the book of “O”, the prehistory that was channeled by it’s creator, an upstate New York Feminist in the 1830s.

Jim Shaw decided to make a parallel series of comic stories from the four classic ages of US comic books (1940s super heroes, 1950s expressionist crime and horror, 1960s corporate hyper-rational and censored super heroes, and 1970s wild and uncensored underground comics), that would encapsulate versions of the thematic content of the Prog-Rock opera’s 4 album sides.