Vintage Tattoo Flash - Volume II: 100 Years of Traditional Tattoos from the Collection of Jonathan Shaw
Vintage Tattoo Flash is a one-of-a-kind visual exploration of the history and evolution of tattooing in America. A luscious, offset-printed, hardcover tome—a beautiful and serious addition to the understanding of one of the world’s oldest and most popular art forms
Vintage Flash Vol 2 represents a selection of over 150 pieces of flash from one of the largest private collections in existance and spans the first roughly 75 years of American tattooing from the 1900's Bowery to 50's Texas, through Pike in the 60's and the development of the first black and grey, single needle tattooing in LA in the 70's. The book lovingly reproduces entirely unpublished sheets of origional flash from the likes of Bob Shaw, Zeke Owen, Tex Rowe, Ted Inman, Ace Harlyn, Ed Smith, Paul Rogers, the Moskowitz brothers, and many, many others relativly known and unknown.
Jonathan Shaw is a world traveling outlaw artist, novelist, blogger, head doctor, anti-folk hero, whorehouse philosopher, legendary tattoo master, and notorious innovator and creator of underground art. Shaw was born in NY to big band legend Artie Shaw and movie star Doris Dowling, and was raised in LA where he learned to tattoo on the legendary Pike boardwalk from old-school California masters. After running with the likes of Jim Morrison, the Manson Family, and Charles Bukowski, he fell prey to heroin addiction and a life of crime. He finally left 1970s Hollywood to travel the world and founded Fun City, the first street tattoo shop in NYC since tattooing was decriminalized in the 1960s.
- 12.4 x 1.3 x 10.8 inches
- 216 pages