34 contributors—including Jim Shaw, Tony Oursler
and Cary Loren
—discuss childhood, adolescence, being a student in California in the 1970s, Mike Kelley
, comic books, drawing, painting, California
, the hippies, LSD, Charles Manson, the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, My Mirage
, Born Again Christians, catechism, transhumanism, cyborgs, Scientology and the Church of Satan, Terrence Malick, the Beat Generation
, counter-culture, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Crumb, Janis Joplin and Basil Wolverton, Michigan, Ann Arbor, proto- punk, Destroy All Monsters, MC5, John Sinclair, and Tiki culture.
Works by Mathilde Agius, Joan Braun, Bertrand Dezoteux
, Golgotha, groupe CCC – Alice Gavin and Valentin Bigel and École Duperré Paris students, Jérémy Piningre, Jim Shaw, Pierre Vanni.
Founded in 2015 by artist Clotilde Viannay, L'Incroyable
magazine is dedicated to adolescence
and retraces the teenage years of a personality, examining the cultural context of his youth.
The magazine is extended by
” series. Each book immerses itself in the youth of artists through an interview about their teenage years.
Jim Shaw (born 1952 in Midland, Michigan, lives and works in Los Angeles) is an atypical figure in the Californian
art world, sharing with Paul McCarthy
and Mike Kelley
a similar desire to produce an immersive visual oeuvre aimed at exploring the dark side of the American psyche.