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Ed Hardy : deeper than skin / Karin Breuer ; with Sherri Fowler, Jeff Gunderson, Ed Hardy, and Joel Selvin.

Contributor(s): Breuer, Karin | M.H. de Young Memorial Museum [host institution.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : Published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in association with Rizzoli Electa, 2019Description: pages cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780847867349; 084786734X.Subject(s): Hardy, Don Ed -- Exhibitions | Hardy, Don Ed | ART / Body Art & Tattooing | ART / Individual Artists / Monographs | ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / GeneralGenre/Form: Exhibition catalogs.DDC classification: 709.04/0752
Contents:
Ed Hardy and the tattoo renaissance / Joel Selvin -- Drawing embodied : Ed Hardy's East Asian art connections / Sherri Fowler -- The art education of Ed Hardy / Jeff Gunderson -- Catalogue / Karin Breuer.
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.
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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 American visual vernacular, synonymous to some with the spirit of the West Coast itself.

"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.

"This catalogue is published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in association with Rizzoli Electa on the occasion of the exhibition Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin at the de Young from July 13 to October 6, 2019."

Includes bibliographical references.

Ed Hardy and the tattoo renaissance / Joel Selvin -- Drawing embodied : Ed Hardy's East Asian art connections / Sherri Fowler -- The art education of Ed Hardy / Jeff Gunderson -- Catalogue / Karin Breuer.