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01:29 PM
Tattoo Flyer.jpgBased on the flood of emails we've been getting over this exhibit, it seems London's art circles are amped over the upcoming Pens and Needles show at the London Miles Gallery, opening Friday, February 25th. 

Pens and Needles will feature original paintings, stencils and photographs from over 20 highly respected tattoo artists, including Shawn Barber, Claudia Sabe, Nick Baxter, Nick Colella, Alex Binnie, Mike Davis, Xam, Daniel Albrigo, Holy Fox, Jeff Gogue, Shad, Jondix, Jee Sayalero, Lea Nahon, among many others.

More information on the show can be found here. I particularly like this part of the exhibit description: 

Attitudes towards tattoo art and tattooed individuals continue to evolve for the better. Nowadays, it's getting harder and harder to draw a distinction between fine art and the best of modern tattooing. Doesn't this then make tattooed individuals the new cultural ambassadors of a truly new and distinctive 'modern art'?

Much of today's contemporary and fine art isn't too disparate from that which tattoo artists are creating on skin. Much like their painterly peers, the most accomplished and skilled of tattoo artists assign the same exacting precision to composition, tone, perspective, and conceptual design when producing their own inimitable works of art.
Just call me Cultural Ambassador Kakoulas! 

The opening will also feature live music and live tattooing in their pop-up tattoo parlour. The party runs from from 7 to 11pm. And all are welcome to show off their own body of art. 
11:33 PM
Clips from unbelievably terrible movies mixed with standup comedy mixed with tattooed hosts mixed with booze means it's time for Team Jim's weird comedy baby, the Crappy Cinema Council (CCC).

Started by Jim VanBlaricum and Jim Crocamo (calling themselves Team Jim) this is the fifth CCC event. Jim Veebs explains:

"Jim and I have been huge fans of unintentionally-hilarious cinema failures for pretty much our entire lives. We both grew up watching "Up All Night" on USA, terrible movies on Cinemax, etc. And it's a somewhat unique format for a standup show. The clips take a huge burden off of us in terms of keeping the audience warmed up/laughing between sets. Because, really, when it comes down to it, we're both just unbelievably lazy."

The dudes and movies are super funny and the last time I went the clips were ninja-themed. NINJA-THEMED. Jim Veebs also sports a pretty serious 3/4 sleeve from tattooer Daniel Albrigo, which he describes in three words as "creepy grandpa nightmare." He has yet to agree to wear sweet cut off flannels on stage and show off the guns. 

Check 'em out this Sunday at 7pm at CoCo 66 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


03:02 PM
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With the new Russian mob doc, Thieves By Law, causing some buzz at the Tribeca Film festival, criminal tattoos are back on the A List. Inspired by their symbolism, The Daily Tribeca came up with their own tattoo interpretations for the "Hollywood Gulag" with a little help from NYC tattooist Daniel Albrigo. It made me giggle.

Check Gawker for the larger version of this illustrated guide.
12:38 PM
This Sunday, January 31st, is the opening of Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is... A LOVE STORY: a most exciting artistic collaboration in NYC, one that pairs an excellent tattoo artist and painter with an visionary artist in so many mediums that a blog post could never do the work justice.

Tattooist Daniel Albrigo, of NY & Brooklyn Adorned studios, has created a split exhibition with Genesis P-Orridge, most known for his music/performance in Throbbing Gristle (I still have them on vinyl) and Psychic TV, Thee temple ov psychick youth collective, numerous art exhibitions worldwide, and most recently, his body modification experiment in Pandrogeny.

Pandrogeny is a component of this exhibit so let me first offer a brief and simplified note on it: Genesis and h/er late wife and other half, Lady Jaye Breyer, began a project in 1993 to transcend "body-based genders- and socially imposed identities," thereby creating Breyer P-Orridge. Maxwell G. Graham sums it in the exhibition's release: "...their two identities were merged through plastic surgery, hormone therapy, cross dressing and altered behavior in an effort to deconstruct the fiction of the self, each moving to resemble the other. Breyer P-Orridge, the cross-pollinated name of this endeavor, has continued even after Lady Jaye's untimely death in 2007."

In tribute to Lady Jaye, Daniel and Genesis join to tell a love story in painting, sculpture, photo-works, assemblage and jewelry. I spoke with Daniel, and here's what he says of the collaboration:

"The show revolves around the set solid gold of teeth that Genesis has in he/r mouth. [P- Orridge has had all of h/er teeth removed, then cast in gold and installed in place of the originals.] My paintings are documenting the process materials, molds and castings for these gold teeth, along with a couple portraits of Genesis. Genesis will be contributing new sculptural objects, assemblages, photo-works and jewelry (edition of 23 silver rings with a gold molar in replace of a gem).
I met Genesis through a mutual friend and we hit it off right away. Working with Genesis over the last year has been amazing. I feel very honored that someone of he/r stature and iconic status would share an exhibition with me. S/he told me that collaboration has always been a part of her work. To he/r it made perfect sense to collaborate with me and my painting. Her past collaborations include Dr. Timothy Leary, Derek Jarman, William S. Boroughs and Bryan Gison. She is a great friend and is always very generous and thoughtful.

Over the course of the year, I did a partial sleeve on her:  all of the images are in memorial to Lady Jaye. She is a big fan of my tattooing, which also is a huge compliment."

For more on Daniel's tattoo work, check his portfolio online or stop by Brooklyn Adorned Wednesday through Saturday where he's been tattooing for over a year now.

And for more on Daniel's fine art, you can buy his book Life, Death, Letters, and Numbers, a collection of his ink and oil paintings, as well as tattoo flash, heavily influenced by Astrology and the Constellations.


Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is... A LOVE STORY runs until February 22, 2010 at the Renwick Gallery in SoHo, NYC.

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