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Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World

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Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World

800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco , CA 94133
June 10th, 2011 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sfai.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Financial District/Wharf
EMAIL:  
admissions@sfai.edu
PHONE:  
415 749 4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 11-7; Wed-Sat 11-6; Open until 7:30 pm on lecture nights
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
TAGS:  
tattoos painting
COST:  
Free and open to the public

DESCRIPTION

The documentary "Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World" traces an artist’s journey across styles and cultures. After graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967 with plans for a career in the fine arts, Hardy veered off course into the seamy world of drunken sailors and fallen women to pursue his childhood obsession: tattooing. With his fine art training and vast knowledge of art history and the cultures of Asia, Polynesia, and Mexico, he refined and reinvigorated tattoo imagery. In 2004, a clothing designer spotted Hardy’s images and the Ed Hardy brand was born, giving the onetime cult figure a phenomenal influence on pop culture.

Director Emiko Omori and Ed Hardy will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Friday, June 10, 7:30 pm (reception at 6:30)
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Free and open to the public.

For more information and film clips, visit http://www.edhardytattootheworld.com/