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WET DREAMS

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© Courtesy of the artist and Praz-Delavallade Space II
WET DREAMS

5, rue des Haudriettes
75003 Paris
FR
October 10th, 2009 - November 7th, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.praz-delavallade.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
flavie@praz-delavallade.com
PHONE:  
+33 (0)1.45.86.20.00
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-7

DESCRIPTION
Praz-Delavallade will present in his second space, rue Duchefdelaville, a serie of erotics drawings part of his well known serie "Dream Drawings".

Jim Shaw began to inventory his dreams for several years, first by writing them down and then by recording them into a Walkman. In 1992 he initiated a serie of pencil drawings based on these dreams (approximately five hundred today). On identical 12- by 9-inch shets, each drawing is divided into sections, which sometimes overlap as in a comic strip. Accompanying each work is a text on the bottom or on the back of the page, in which Shaw recounts the action.

"The image of an effervescent universe, contained with great difficulty within limits, could also serve as a metaphor for Jim Shaw whose works are, in some way, the transcription of murky, oneiric depths, rich in images of a teeming America  with dreams and nightmares. " (Jim Shaw’s retrospective catalog - MAMCO/Casino)
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