Hardy Marks Publications was founded in 1982, by Don Ed Hardy and Francesca Passalacqua. Hardy Marks has published more than 40 books about tattoos, tattoo art and tattoo history, many of which are highly sought-after collectors items.
This latest addition to Hardy Marks' series features the amazing artwork of San Francisco's Kahlil Rintye, one of the most sophisticated practitioners advancing the possibilities of the medium.
An amazing range of unique commissioned images demonstrate the limitless possibilities of tattoos as an art form. His translations and expansions on themes and styles requested by clients bring the practice to new heights. This work dramatically celebrates the possibilities of the ancient medium—the most innovative, personal, and popular visual expression on the planet.
15.25″ x 11.25”, 88 pages, hardbound
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A Southern California native born in 1945, Don Ed Hardy began tattooing in 1966 while completing a B.F.A. degree in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. He went on to develop the fine art potential of the medium with emphasis on its Asian heritage, frequently studying and working in Japan. In 2000 he received an honorary doctorate from SFAI. Although still maintaining his San Francisco tattoo studio Tattoo City, Hardy no longer tattoos. His focus now is on painting, printmaking, and works in other media that have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. In addition to curating several shows, he has written and published more than thirty books on alternative art under the Hardy Marks imprint. Hardy’s various works form the basis of the global fashion line Ed Hardy, that became an international phenomenon. His life and works are documented in a variety of books and films.