LA as Subject

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Meetings & Events

L.A. Skin & INK at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Date: September 29, 2012- Janurary 6, 2013
Time: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm; Saturday/Sunday, 12pm – 6 pm; closed Mondays.
Location: Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)
5814 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036


The Craft and Folk Art Museum presents L.A. Skin & Ink, an exhibition that explores the unique role of Los Angeles in the Tattoo Renaissance over the last 60 years. The exhibition will move through the transformation of tattooing from its traditional base of military and outlaw cultures into an art form of great distinction and adoption into contemporary culture. The exhibition will be in view from September 29, 2012 through January 6, 2013.

Opening Reception is Saturday, September 29, 6:00-9:00pm. Opening Reception is $12 per person or FREE for CAFAM Member and anyone with a tattoo.

Through “flash” (tattoo drawings on paper and board), photographs, tattoo equipment, and related art and ephemera, L.A. Skin & Ink will feature several noteworthy artists and the stylistic movements that have helped define the significant role of Los Angeles in bridging tattoo with fine art. Participating artists include: Bert Grimm, Bob Shaw, Don Ed Hardy, Cliff Raven, Jill Jordan, Leo Zulueta, Jack Rudy, Charlie Cartwright, Estevan Oriol, Mr. Cartoon, Edgar Hoill, Lucky Bastard, Zulu, Carlos Torres, Sergio Sanchez, Shawn Barber, Camila Rocha, Sean Cheetham, and more.

Read the press release HERE.

Admission: FREE on the first Wednesday of every month
Regularly: $7 for adults; $5 for students, seniors, and veterans; free for CAFAM members
Museum Tours: For group tour information, call 323-937-4230 x28.