Presidents and snakes as stars and stripes, comic books as fine art – enjoy the first British survey of a uniquely American postmodernist.

Jim Shaw first received mainstream exposure in the UK through Thrift Store, an exhibition of his collection of paintings by unknown amateurs amassed from car boot sales and second-hand stores. Over a decade later, BALTIC hosts the first British survey of Shaw's own work, from corrupted flags to imaginary novels.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3BA

0191 4781810

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Mon, Wed – Sun, 10am –​ 6pm
Tue,10.30am –​ 6pm

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