Event: Skin Graff– Masters of Graffiti Tattoo
Acclaimed graffiti artist turned tattooist Michael “Kaves” McLeer discusses his groundbreaking new book Skin Graf. He explores the relationship between graffiti and tattoo art, delving into their deep connection and highlighting some of the most cutting-edge artists in the community today. Fellow experts Billy Burke and Sacha Jenkins also join Kaves for a conversation.
Graffiti and tattoos are now firmly entrenched as mainstream art forms. Over the past few decades, these raw products of street culture have converged in a unique visual aesthetic definitively documented for the first time in the compelling and inspirational book Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti Tattoo (Prestel 2013). Famed graffiti tattoo artist Kaves and tattoo documentarian Billy Burke introduce, one by one, the masters of graffiti tattoo art, their personal stories, and their diverse handiwork. Each chapter contains an in-depth profile, a personal statement, and fascinating photos of studios and clients. Readers learn about the “skin graffiti” process, view brilliant “flash” drawings (design sketches for patrons to choose from), and come away with a new understanding of and appreciation for an art form that transforms the human body into the ultimate canvas for self-expression.
Copies of the book are available for purchase and signing at the event after the audience Q&A.
Michael “KAVES” McLeer, Billy Burke, Sacha Jenkins – Skin Graf – Design and Style Series Event
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 6-8pm
New York Public Library
5th Ave @ 42nd Street, NYC
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building,
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
FREE – Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m.