Scratch Art

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Scratch Art

441 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
July 19th, 2008 - August 10th, 2008
Opening: July 19th, 2008 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

west hollywood/b.h.
Tuesday - Saturday 11-7, Sundays 12-6, Mondays by appointment
Little Kids Rock
This event is appropriate for children


"Scratchboard is not a medium that most artists think about much. Many of us played around with crude scratchboards in grade school and never picked up the medium again. However, it turns out to be a versatile fine art medium that has a number of interesting parallels with tattooing, including the need for planning and the lack of any way of erasing. In the new book Scratch Art (Proton Press, $40) this medium is explored in depth by around 200 tattoo artists, using tools ranging from steel wool to tattoo needles. The rules: None. Any style, any subject. The result is a 272 page powerhouse of amazing art by a long list of today's leading tattoo visionaries including Aaron Cain, Bob Tyrrell, Nick Baxter, Jon Clue, Filip Leu, Timothy Hoyer, Michele Wortman, Guy Aitchison and many others. This book is a perfect addition to your home or studio art collection; with its pages representing over 2000 hours of work, it's a book worth picking up and flipping open again and again.

For more information about the book, go to

However, nothing beats seeing the pieces in person. We expect a good crowd including many of the participating artists.

Don't miss this landmark gallery exhibition!

We will also be featuring our first live art installation during the opening reception. We invite everyone in attendance to add their mark to our "Scratch Wall", an assembly of 8x10 scratch boards linked together to make one big artistic experience. at the the end of the night, we will be auctioning off the wall piece by piece to benefit LITTLE KIDS ROCK. This Charity is dedicated to putting music instruments and funding into public school programs, and we are proud to donate all the proceeds of the auction to them.

You can visit their website at

Opening reception: Saturday July 19th, 2008 8 PM - Midnight
Complimentary drinks for 21+ W/ ID provided by TRANSPHUSION energy drink