Ed Hardy Exhibit at the de Young Museum

San Francisco’s avant-garde, tattoo artist, Ed Hardy receives his first museum gallery showing starting from July 13th, and running through October 6th. The Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin—ever takes place at the De Young Museum. Ed Hardy was influenced by classic military tattoos and Japanese tattoos styles and images had a great influence on the San Francisco based artist.

With over 40 Years of tattoo artistry, Ed Hardy was known for fueling the late 20th-century boom in the practice of tattoo. The exhibit will feature more then 300 pieces of artwork from Ed Hardy and will include sketches and paintings. The work will be prints, 3-D pieces of artwork and even drawings from when Ed Hardy was a young 10-year old child. Ed Hardy grew up in Southern California and his fascination with the art of tattoo began at a very young age. He spent a lot of his time in Long Beach at the Long Beach Pike and Ed Hardy gained further inspiration when he was a printmaking student at San Francisco Art Institute in the mid-1960’s.

The Evolution of the Tattoo Artistry

As part of the exhibit, the 2000 Dragons, a 500-foot-long scroll on which he painted 2,000 dragons will be shown. Ed Hardy originally conceived of this idea in 1976 and it took him another 24 years to fully realize his vision.

More About The de Young Museum

De Young is located at the Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco. The hours of the museum are 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. Tuesdays–Sundays. Open select holidays and they are closed most Mondays. Named in honor of the museum’s creator, Michael H. de Young, the landmark building was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and was originally opened in 2005. Collections on display at de Young include arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas as well as sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries, costume and textile arts, and international modern and contemporary art.

Music and Mixer

Music by Chances with Wolves, and Trick Dog is mixing up the drinks.

This post is sponsored by Harmony Color Giclée Printing Services. Harmony Color is based in Los Angeles, California and provides high quality printing services for fine artists.

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