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SoCal artist 'Shag' on his new store opening in LA




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Artist Josh Agle (aka "Shag") and Take Two host Alex Cohen at the new Shag Store in West Hollywood.
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"L.A. By Night" print by Josh Agle.
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Artist Josh Agle (aka
"The Dusky Walk" serigraph print by Josh Agle.
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Josh Agle's artwork on display in the new Shag Store in West Hollywood.
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"The Discerning Guests" by Josh Agle, on display in the Shag Store in West Hollywood.
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Los Angeles-themed pillows for sale.
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Artist Josh Agle (aka
LA-themed glassware.
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Alex Cohen and her husband Rich Dean as "Shag" and a "Shag girl" on Halloween.
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California has served as an inspiration to all sorts of visual artists for many, many years.

Ansel Adams took beautiful photos of Yosemite; David Hockney painted swimming pools; Robert Williams depicted the seedy side of Hollywood. 

And then, there's Josh Agle, better known as "Shag." 

For years, Shag has created vividly colored artwork featuring classic Southern California landmarks: Disneyland, Palm Springs, Hollywood's Cinerama Dome. 

Some of it appears on massive prints, but you can also find his imagery on things like cocktail glasses, coasters and throw pillows. Starting this weekend, they'll all be on display — and for sale — in a new Shag Store in West Hollywood.

Ahead of the store opening, Shag sat down with Take Two's Alex Cohen to talk about how California and consumerism inspire his work.

To hear the full interview, click the blue player above.