Saturday, 5 February 2011

EXHIBITION: Pens and Needles

PENS AND NEEDLES- A contemporary exhibition celebrating the realisation of tattoo art,
culture, and lifestyle.

The opening night of Pens and Needles will be a unique fiesta of tattoo art with live music performances and live tattooing
taking place in London Miles’s very own pop-up tattoo parlour. The exhibition will document, discuss and most importantly
celebrate one of contemporary art’s most burgeoning yet contentious art forms.

Tattoo art has helped shape cultures, trends, and identities across history, from ancient Maori and Japanese tattoo art to the markings of
gang members and, latterly, modern day trendsetters. With the affirmation of body art as an essential fashion accessory, tattoo art’s
cultural visibility and status continues to rise significantly. Whether it is images of Lenny Kravitz bedecked in inky splendour, or the
reporting of new trends such as ‘white ink’ tattoo’s as sported by Kate Moss, tattoo art has undeniably established itself as a prominent
and accepted facet of popular culture.

This exhibition features some of the best artists including Shawn Barber, Alex young, Holy Fox, Claudia Saube and many more.
The opening reception will take place on Friday 25th 2011 7pm - 11pm at the London Miles Gallery. Richard and Stephanie will be going so if you see us say Hi! x

For more information please click here.

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