Hotsy Totsy (Tattooed Pin-ups)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Curated by Frankie Velez & Savior Elmundo
Pin-up girls are models with widely distributed, mass produced photo spreads, usually on both sides of the page, that soldiers, teenagers, and many others would display by "pinning" them up on the wall. The term was coined in 1941 and became very popular throughout the 50s and 60s. These pin-up girls were beautiful and sexy.
These pin-ups were printed in magazines, newspapers, post cards, lithographs, and some girls even got their own posters. The style, usually a beautiful woman on her back or bent over with a coy look on her face, beckoning at the viewer, became so popular, artists began to do their own renderings and pin-up artists were born. Two of these artists that became really popular were Alberto Vargas and Gil Evgren. The beautiful pin-up girls of the 50s still inspire pin-up artists of today.
The pin-up style spread even further in the 1950s further developing the exaggerated posing and back bending positions we identify with the style today.
Our Show "Hotsy Totsy" will take it a step further and add old with the new. The artists will be painting their interpretation of pin ups girls with tattoos on them.
Vanessa Lopez Ona
Craig Anthony Miller
Martina Secondo Russo
Live tattooing by David Sena , Daniel Cotte , Becca Roach
L Train to Bedford ave, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Location: Café de la Esquina
225 Wythe Ave and N3rd Brooklyn, NY
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