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Ed Hardy, deeper than skin : art of the new tattoo, Karin Breuer ; Sherry Fowler with Dale Slusser, Jeff Gunderson, Ed Hardy, Joel Selvin

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Ed Hardy, deeper than skin : art of the new tattoo, Karin Breuer ; Sherry Fowler with Dale Slusser, Jeff Gunderson, Ed Hardy, Joel Selvin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Ed Hardy
Nature of contents
catalogsbibliography
Oclc number
1111684992
Responsibility statement
Karin Breuer ; Sherry Fowler with Dale Slusser, Jeff Gunderson, Ed Hardy, Joel Selvin
Sub title
deeper than skin : art of the new tattoo
Summary
"Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy's groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks are gathered together for the first time in one brash book. Ed Hardy's (b. 1945) unique vision spans decades, creating an indelible mark on popular culture. Accompanying a major exhibition, this profusely illustrated survey of his life in art traces his inspirations, rooted both in traditional American tattooing of the first half of the twentieth century and in the imagery of Japan's ukiyo-e era. Hardy, raised in Southern California, became intrigued with tattoo art at the age of ten, setting up shop in his parents' den. After attending the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1960s, he rejected a graduate fellowship from Yale to apprentice at studios up and down the West Coast. It was his intention to rescue tattooing from its subculture, "outsider" status and elevate it to at least the level of folk art. Hardy's success at breathing new life into the art form is chronicled in a plethora of tattoo designs, paintings, drawings, prints, and three-dimensional work spanning fifty years. While the world that inspires him may be lost, Hardy's distinct visual language is vibrantly alive within West Coast and American visual vernacular, synonymous to some with the spirit of the West Coast itself. Hardy's success at breathing new life into the art form is chronicled in a plethora of tattoo designs, paintings, drawings, prints, and three-dimensional work spanning fifty years. While the world that inspires him may be lost, Ed Hardy's distinct visual language is vibrantly alive within American visual vernacular, synonymous to some with the spirit of the West Coast itself"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Ed Hardy and the tattoo renaissance / Joel Selvin -- Drawing embodied : Ed Hardy's East Asian art connections / Sherry Fowler with Dale Slusser -- The art education of Ed Hardy / Jeff Gunderson -- Catalogue. Kiddle flash and toy tattoos ; Getting serious about art ; Needle work ; Wear your dreams ; Themes and variations ; Ghosts ; 2000 dragons ; The immortals ; Life of a tattooer / Karin Breuer -- Appendices. Art for life: an interview with Ed Harvey / Karin Breuer
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