Member Preview: “Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin”
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Don Ed Hardy, "El Tigre," 2009. Acrylic on digital print, 16 x 13 1/8 in. (40.6 x 33.3 cm). Collection of the artist. © Don Ed Hardy.
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
Second Member Preview date added due to popular demand!
See Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin before the exhibition opens to the public. All members are invited to attend and receive their daily guest privileges. Be the first to view the first museum retrospective of the legendary tattoo artist Ed Hardy and survey the artist's career as inspired by both traditional American tattooing and Japan’s ukiyo-e-era culture.
Paintings, drawings, prints, and three-dimensional works spanning forty years track Hardy’s goal of elevating the tattoo from its subculture, “outsider” status to a more important visual art form. Featured exhibits will, in the words of the artist, “reflect the disturbing nature of tattooing itself, the blurry patina of aged tattoos that have been in the skin for many decades, and design sheets yellowing on old tattoo parlor walls—a faded world almost extinct” in the fad tattooing of contemporary culture.
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Tickets to the Member Preview are timed, to provide an enjoyable gallery experience. Advanced reservations are highly encouraged. Your membership must be active on the day of the event. Discounted and Individual level members may reserve up to two tickets. Dual level members may reserve up to four tickets. Family level members and above may reserve up to four tickets plus six child / youth tickets.
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