The Lab NYC’s Arthur Kade got a chance to meet with artist and designer Ed Hardy to discuss his amazing journey to commercial success and his book “Wear Your Dreams”.
Don Ed Hardy T-shirt + book signing
July 14, 2012 11:00am-02:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art Shop
As part of the exhibition Tattoo Honolulu, the museum has created a limited-edition T-shirt featuring Don Ed Hardy’s design Stay Free. It goes on sale in the museum shop on June 14. It is available in men’s and women’s sizes small to extra large ($35).
Hardy created the original artwork in July 2011 for a special insert with the DVD of the documentary Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World. Stay Free is in the tradition of decades of classic eagle tattoo images created by Ed Hardy. The Japanese-style waves are a signature element of his design style, developed in the late 1960s, which influenced tattoo artists globally. The ribbon is also very classic tattoo, with a sentiment adapted from a 1978 Clash song.
On July 14, Hardy will be at the shop signing books and T-shirts—come by and get one! Once they’re gone—they’re gone forever.
The books he will be signing are from his publishing house Hardy Marks Publications: Bull’s Eyes & Black Eyes: The Art of Michael Malone, Folk Art Tattoo Flash: Rosie, Sailor Jerry Treasure Chest, and Sailor Jerry American Tattoo.
The Bolinas Museum will play host to an exhibition of work from Don Ed Hardy running June 30 – August 12, 2012
48 Wharf Road, P.O. Box 450
Bolinas, CA 94924
Coming June 8, 2012, The Art Guys Museum in Houston Texas will host a showing of works by Don Ed Hardy, including drawings and paintings from the late 1980’s through the 1990’s when he started to focus upon his personal art after 20 years of exclusively producing tattoo art for customers. Opening reception is June 8th 2012, 7-9 pm.
On June 9- July 7, 2012, DiverseWorks Art Space will exhibit Don Ed Hardy’s 2000 Dragons, his masterpiece 500 foot long painting celebrating the year of the Dragon, as well as 12 new dragon paintings made for the new Dragon Year 2012, representing the 12 months of the year. Opening reception is June 9 2012, 3-6pm.
For further information, download the PDF by clicking here.
UPDATE: Please see the DiverseWorks 2000 Dragons +12 page for further information on the upcoming event!
On May 4th, Ed Hardy will be on hand to introduce Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World (Docurama Films, 2011), which reflects the artist’s journey, his unexpected rise to cult status, and his influence on pop culture. With one foot in the world of tattooing and the other planted in the fine arts, each informs the other.
Free tickets will be available in front of the Auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tonight’s public programs are free. Tickets are required to view the permanent collection or special exhibitions.