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Raqib Shaw:

In the Garden of Eden

by Paul Laster

Garden of Earthly Delights X, 2004, mixed media on board, triptych, 8' x 15' (in three panels each 8' x 5'). Courtesy Deitch Projects and Victoria Miro Gallery.

Raqib Shaw is the kind of magical artist who appears maybe once in a generation. Taking the Renaissance master and Surrealist precursor Hieronymus Bosch's most famous painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights, as his point of departure, Shaw has created a body of work exploring erotic visual tales that verge on theā€¦

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