Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series

Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series

by Shawn Barber
     
 

The Tattooed Portraits Series started in 2005 as a (means) to document Artists with tattoos, Tattoo Artists, the tattooing process / experience, and the history of contemporary tattooing. To specify the work would be to classify it as visual journalism- from the perspective of the artist, Shawn Barber. As a professional artist and educator for a dozen years, Shawn has…  See more details below

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The Tattooed Portraits Series started in 2005 as a (means) to document Artists with tattoos, Tattoo Artists, the tattooing process / experience, and the history of contemporary tattooing. To specify the work would be to classify it as visual journalism- from the perspective of the artist, Shawn Barber. As a professional artist and educator for a dozen years, Shawn has been a prolific fine artist and a productive illustrator.

Memoir: Tattooed Portraits is Shawn Barber's third monograph in the Tattooed Portraits Series. An in depth study of tattoo culture and contemporary tattoo history through fine art paintings. This edition contains photographs, paintings and essays chronicling a 6 year living journal.

This full-color fine art book showcases a select group of paintings in Shawn Barber's portraiture series on well-known contemporary artists and tattoo artists. The paintings range from traditional representational portraits to colorful, expressionistic abstractions. Through his refined skills and modern expressionistic techniques, Shawn's paintings are complex emotional responses to the subject being tattooed, the history of contemporary tattoos and the artists pioneering the craft of tattoo; Including paintings of Don Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Grime, Paul Booth, Marcus Pacheco, Kim Saigh, Jack Rudy, Thomas Woodruff, Aaron Cain, Mike Giant, Adrian Lee, Margaret Cho, Shige and Stanley Moskowitz .

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I love his work both as a painter and as a tattooer and he's incredibly talented and also a really fun person. I am lucky to have been able to get my portrait done by such a revolutionary artist." -- Margaret Cho

"Barber has been molding a place for himself as one of America's greatest contemporary artists." -- Tattoo Bible 2

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867197754
Publisher:
Last Gasp of San Francisco
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,386,325
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Shawn Barber is a tattooer and painter living in Los Angeles.

Margaret Cho is a 2-time Grammy nominated comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter.

Marisa Kakoulas is a New York lawyer, writer, and tattoo nerd who runs the popular blog needlesandsins.com

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