Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:


SHAG (aka Josh Agle), “Her Second Night in the City,” 2013

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About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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22 Responses to Art Du Jour

  1. lloydville says:

    Very cool.

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  2. peterike2 says:

    This is awesome.

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  3. j says:

    Visually impacting. Would you mind explaining the context?

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  4. Will S. says:

    Reblogged this on Will S.' Sunny Side Blog and commented:
    Sweet! Dig that retro style!

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  5. Steve Sailer says:

    Tiki was huge, at least in SoCal. A friend lived in a dumpy apartment in Brentwood in the 1980s called “The Tiki Arms” that had Tiki decor nailed to the outside of a basic stucco box.

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  6. agnostic says:

    South Seas exotica comes out during a falling-crime / cocooning climate, for whatever reason. More placid and languid, not too much adventure or danger of encountering the Sublime, in tune with people’s lower energy levels and desire for seclusion in such periods. Gauguin during the late Victorian era, Tiki / Hula dancers / Tales of the South Pacific / Coming of Age in Samoa during the Midcentury, Bali vacations / Polynesian tribal tattoos in the Millennial era.

    Eastern and Southeastern Asia in general appeal to folks during periods of cocooning and greater safety. It’s the stable, pamper-yourself flavor of tropical.

    The unstable, thrill-seeking flavor comes out during a rising-crime / outgoing climate — Yanamamo: The Fierce People, Romancing the Stone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, “Hungry Like the Wolf.”


  7. This is the same artist as the banner to a certain Facebook group, am I right? Totally fabulous in every way.


  8. Toddy Cat says:

    Personally, I enjoy Ag’s work, but he does illustrate P.J. O’Rourke’s statement “Some people are unable to enjoy the simplest pleasures without being thrown into frenzies of analysis”.

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  9. Agnostic’s theory is congruent with it’s emergence post-WWII. The music of the era was certainly sentimental and very tender


  10. slumlord says:

    Sort of related to Tiki, any of you guys heard of Shane Glines? (Mildly NSFW.)


  11. stirge2k says:

    He also did the cover art for 2 Ursula 1000 albums. The sound is equivalent to Shag’s pictures. Retro lounge feel


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