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By ro / lu in art
Published: Monday, 02 May 11 - 09:47 AM (GMT -06:00)
Last Updated: Monday, 02 May 11 - 01:21 PM (GMT -06:00)
As long as it lasts... is a temporary tattoo parlor with permanent repercussions. Prominent artists and designers have been invited to create tattoos that will be inked on-site, by a professional tattoo artist, on any visitor or passerby who is prepared to make the commitment. The tattoos’ creators come from all persuasions, but the questions remain the same: What does it mean for a body to be “signed” by an artist? What is the relationship between author and audience, and how far will art lovers go?
“Collectors” can make appointments at the gallery from Friday until Sunday; afterward, tattoos will be done off-site until May 28. The designs are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and offered in an edition determined by the show’s duration.
BTW - here's a pic of the custom table and chair set rolu made for the arratia, beer art basel booth. that's fernanda fragateiro's work in the background on the right... and even though it kinda looks like the pipes on the left are coated in copper sulphate crystals, which signals roger hiorns, i don't think that's whose work it is.
please enjoy the day.
posted by matt olson