Shaw's Posters

Shaw’s Posters is a book I’m working on which details the over 20 posters that Richard Shaw has produced to announce upcoming exhibitions. Some posters are very elaborate such as Custer’s Last Stand from his 1986 exhibition at the Braunstein/Quay Gallery in San Francisco which encompassed 68 people and 6 horses. The book will be an illumination of each of his posters, the people involved, and the rungs that have helped to build the ladder we stand on.

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One of the simplest posters to produce was Shaw’s poster from 1995. His father, Dick Shaw, had sent Richard a picture of himself with the text bubble above while Richard was an undergraduate at the San Francisco Art Institute. Richard then mocked up his own for his two eldest kids for the poster. His father had been an animator and writer for Disney Productions since 1938. He then went on to UPI where he was awarded an Academy Award for Mr. Magoo. Growing up in this dynamic and culturally pivotal setting in Hollywood and Disney has had an enormous influence on Richard, his work and the prodigious amount of people he has influenced.

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Cards on Pallet,     23”,   Porcelain

Cards on Pallet, 23”, Porcelain

Sitting Figure,   26”, Porcelain

Sitting Figure, 26”, Porcelain

Argilla Festival in Faenza, Italy

Here are some images of the Mondial Tournianti (international throwing Tournament) and the Argilla (clay) Festival which takes over the Italian town of Faenza.

The tournament consists of 3 parts: Aesthetics, Tallest Cylinder, Widest Bowl

Each contestant is given 7,8 or 9 kilos of smooth red terra cotta earthenware. The weight is determined each year so as to create a hinderance to strategy. For each of the 3 parts one has 30 minutes to throw, acquiring points for the centimeters each was able to stretch the clay form. The aesthetic part is determined by judges.

The next festival will be September 2020….who wants to join me?

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Claudio Reginato to the left in the final for the tallest, perfect cylinder from 8 kilos in 30 minutes.

Claudio Reginato to the left in the final for the tallest, perfect cylinder from 8 kilos in 30 minutes.

The 1st part of the competition is aesthetics. Participants throw for 30 minutes then take the piece to a table for 20 minutes to alter the piece before submitting to the judges.

The 1st part of the competition is aesthetics. Participants throw for 30 minutes then take the piece to a table for 20 minutes to alter the piece before submitting to the judges.

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OOOOOPS!!! Mio Dio!!!

OOOOOPS!!! Mio Dio!!!

Claudio has won this competition 11 times. His record cylinder was 107 centimeters

Claudio has won this competition 11 times. His record cylinder was 107 centimeters

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For fun one night, everyone did blindfold throwing attempting to replicate a pot they only had moments to look at.

For fun one night, everyone did blindfold throwing attempting to replicate a pot they only had moments to look at.