Los Angeles, 1990.
Softcover, 199 pp., color illustrations, 11.5 x 9 x 0.5 inches.
Leave it to an iconoclastic artist like Jim Shaw to quietly amass this extraordinary collection of paintings one would be unlikely to find hanging in any museum. He dispenses with the pretension of academic texts and just shows us the work. With titles such as "Man with No Crotch Sits Down with Girl" and "Indian Maidens Frolic in Bikinis", these pictures require no reductive essays or curatorial largesse - they speak for themselves and the artists who created them.