Tyler Shields: Decadent
Selling Exhibition • 5 – 20 May 2022 • Los Angeles

S otheby’s is delighted to present Tyler Shields: Decadent, a selling exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based provocateur Tyler Shields. Shields, a photographer, screenwriter, and director, incorporates themes of consumerism, fantasy, excess, and eroticism in his work, weaving in references to Old Hollywood, glamour photography, pulp fiction, advertising campaigns, and other visual media that have soaked into American culture. This exhibition celebrates a decade of controversial work by one of today’s most daring photographers.

350 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Weekends by appointment


Aimee Pflieger
Assistant Vice President
Senior Specialist
Constanze Nogler
Assistant Vice President
Director, Sotheby’s Los Angeles


Print Perfection

Since the beginning of his career, Shields has been dedicated to creating technically masterful prints, including The Yellow Brick Road, an eye-popping dye-transfer print created in tandem with one of the last practitioners of the nearly obsolete process - an apt salute to the 3-strip Technicolor process used for making the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Another work, Butterfly, a unique, oversized platinum-palladium print, was created especially for the Sotheby’s exhibition.

Reserved Exclusively for this Exhibition

This tightly curated exhibition showcases some of Shields’ most iconic images. Several oversized photographs, set aside for this exhibition, are the final prints available in this format, making this a rare opportunity to acquire Shields’ most well-loved images.

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