Don Ed Hardy: When West Meets East [Exhibition Poster]
Considered one of the founders of modern tattooing, Hardy developed the artistic and expressionistic potential of the medium with emphasis on its Asian heritage. In 1973 he lived in Japan, studying with a traditional tattoo masterthe first non-Asian to gain access to that world. He resumed these studies in Japan throughout the 1980s. Hardy pioneered the pop-culture tattoo-as-art space decades before the worldwide boom in tattoo art that permeates popular culture.
This poster from his most recent exhibit at Track 16 Gallery is based on one of his new works on porcelain.
Edition of 100
33×22.5 inches, 2008