New York Observer: “Body Electric” Showcases Tattoo Art

Getting your current squeeze’s name needled into your butt when you’ve had a few too margaritas has become a rite of passage for a whole new generation, but it’s also become a well-recognized, even revered, art form, as the variety and quality of the work currently on view at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea shows. Read more about New York Observer: “Body Electric” Showcases Tattoo Art[…]

Inked Magazine: Body Electric-An Artistic History of Tattoos

How often do you pass someone on the street with tattoos and stop to think Wow, tattoos have come a long way in the last 100 years? Well, if you don’t, now is the time to start. Margot Mifflin, author of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo and curator of the Read more about Inked Magazine: Body Electric-An Artistic History of Tattoos[…]

The Brill Building Project

Pedestrians watch artists work in NYC storefront – By ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK (AP) – Two painters are temporarily working out of an empty storefront at the landmark Brill Building, allowing thousands of passing pedestrians to watch them create scenes of Times Square.Andy Hammerstein and Tom Christopher are painting each weekday until July 17. The artists, who Read more about The Brill Building Project[…]

North Salem Daily: Lift Trucks Project Lifts Spirits With Tattoo Art

By Katherine Pacchiana 10/06/11 NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Tattoo flash art was a 20th century technique, popular at carnivals and amusement parks. Think of “Mom” in a heart or Popeye the Sailor Man. Describing the current exhibit at the Lift Trucks Project, gallery owner Tom Christopher explains that flash art was classical and highly traditional. Favorites Read more about North Salem Daily: Lift Trucks Project Lifts Spirits With Tattoo Art[…]