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Pens and Needles an exhibition celebrating tattoo art and culture

Exhibition catalogue February 25th 2011 to March 7th 2011 london.uk

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Tattoo

The word tattoo is said to have two major derivations- from The Polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking something, and the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’. The history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them. Tattoos are created by inserting colored materials beneath the skins surface. It is understood the first tattoos were created by accident; from rubbing a wound with a dirty hand covered in soot and ashes, then after the wound had healed, a distinct mark stayed permanently.

London Miles is proud to present Pens and Needles an art exhibition celebrating all

aspects of tattoo art, culture, and lifestyle. The exhibition features original artwork, tattoo stencils and photographs from more than 30 top international tattoo artists, fine artists and photographers. From pure tattoo sketches to documentary photography and fine art portraiture, Pens and Needles brings together artists from across the tattoo and contemporary art sectors to shed light on the oftencontroversial subject of tattoo and body art. With skills not only in the field of body art, many practicing tattoists also work with painterly mediums such as acrylic and oil on more ‘traditional’ canvases. Pens and Needles provides a rare opportunity to view original paintings from a number of high profile tattoo artists from across the globe, all of whom rarely show in a conventional gallery environment. Bringing together these individuals with other artists from across the realms of photography, fine, and contemporary art, Pens and Needles will cover a bit of everything…from artists that love tattoos, to tattoo artists that love painting. Across history, tattoo art has helped shape cultures, trends, and identities - from ancient Maori and Japanese tattoo art to the markings of gang members and modern day trendsetters. Opening up tattoo culture to a wider audience and showcasing the immense talents of the artists that shape the tattoo industry, London Miles Gallery is proud to present an artistic, dynamic, and thoughtful insight into still often-stigmatised social practice of tattoo art and body-modification. Welcome to the Pens and Needles exhibition catalogue.

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES


Exhibiting Artists Shawn Barber, Claudia Sabe, Mike Davis, Matt Difa, Xam, Olli Bery, Daniel Albrigo, Holy Fox, Jeff Gogue, Tom Bagshaw, Alex Young, Jondix, Jee Sayalero Gustavo Rimada, Cate Rangle, Estevan Oriol, Lea Nahon, Bart Bingham, Rico, Horishion, Nick Baxter, Nick Colella, Michael Forbes, Al Overdrive, Nikki Andrews, Alex Binnie, Adam Jackson, Kerry Evans.

Tough Cookie By Adam Jackson Pen and marker on paper 11 x 14 inches ÂŁ350


Adam Jackson. usa

Good Intentions By Adam Jackson Pen, graphite and marker on paper 12 x 18 inches ÂŁ420

Saint of Mercy By Adam Jackson Pen and ink on paper 11 x 17 inches ÂŁ400


Alex Young. uk

XRay By Alex Young A1 Glicee print on sommerset velvet Edition of 500.Signed and numbered

ÂŁ120


Daniel Albrigo. usa

Divine Love By Daniel Albrigo Cooper plate etching Edition of 15 £350.00

The Watchers By Daniel Albrigo Photograph 16 x 20 inches

Positive Four By Daniel Albrigo Oil on wood 11 x 14 inches LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

£250

£1,000


Cate Rangel. usa

Nadine By Cate Rangel Acrylic on panel 11 x 14 inches

ÂŁ600


Alex Binnie. uk

Filip By Alex Binnie Wood cut prints, hand printed by the artist on Japanese paper. Edition of 50 £350.00

Thomas By Alex Binnie Wood cut prints, hand printed by the artist on Japanese paper. Edition of 50 £350.00

Neil By Alex Binnie Wood cut prints, hand printed by the artist on Japanese paper. Edition of 50 £350.00

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

Freddy By Alex Binnie Wood cut prints, hand printed by the artist on Japanese paper. Edition of 50 £350.00


Shawn Barber. usa

Danny Romo’s Hand By Shawn Barber Watercolor on paper, framed 30 x 22 inches

ÂŁ1,600


William Zdan. usa

Gabby By William Zdan Oil on distressed panel 17 x 21 inches ÂŁ400

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES


Nick Colella. usa

Devil By Nick Colella Acrylic and ink on paper 16 x 20 inches £195

Christhead By Nick Colella Acrylic and ink on paper 16 x 20 inches £195


Mike Davis. usa

Untitled By Mike Davis Oil on wood panel 15 x 22 inches

£1,300.00

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

Bart Bingham. usa

My Girlfriend Was not my Muse By Bart Bingham Ink and liquid acrylic on paper 7 x 10 inches £650


Horishiro. japan

Untitled By Horishiro Ink and acrylic on paper 19 x 18 inches

ÂŁ1,000

Rico. japan

Kirin By Rico Ink and acrylic on paper 45 x 46 cm ÂŁ1000.00


Tom Bagshaw. uk

Hara By Tom Bagshaw Digital Painting 11 x 16 inches LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

£1,100


Kerry Evans. uk

Finders Keepers By Kerry Evans Acrylic on Canvas. 19 x 19 inches. £650

Pedro and Rita By Kerry Evans Acrylic on Canvas. 19 x 19 inches. £650


Kerry Evans, uk

Stay True By Kerry Evans Limited edition print 15 x 18 inches. Edition of 100 Framed £150

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

Hope By Kerry Evans Limited edition print 16 x 21.5 inches Framed £170


Kerry Evans. uk

Rosa with Jay By Kerry Evans Limited edition print 19 x 20 inches.Edition of 100 Framed ÂŁ150

Family By Kerry Evans Limited edition print 19 x 20 inches Framed ÂŁ150


Micahel Forbes. uk

Love It By Michael Forbes Oil on panel 25 x 22 inches

£3,000

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES


Xam. uk

Burt Wiscombe. usa

Big Apple By Kurt Wiscombe Acrylic on paper 23 x 30 cm

ÂŁ700.00

Skull and Crow By Xam Watercolour on paper 12 x 17 inches


Jondix. usa

Lord Yama By Jondix Acrylic on panel 15 x 21 inches

£500

Tibethule By Jondix Graphite, Ink, watercolor on paper 22 x 30 inches LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

£850


Gustavo Rimida. usa

Homeward Bound By Gustavo Rimada Acrylic and Gouache 18 x 24 inches £680

Orgullo By Gustavo Rimada Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 inches £1300


Jee Sayalero. spain

Ship By Jee Sayalero Original illustration on paper 20 x 15 inches.

Peke By Jee Sayalero Original illustration on paper 20 x 15 inches.

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

Endika Cormoran By Jee Sayalero Original illustration on paper 20 x 15 inches.


Nicola Andrews. uk

Untitled print By Nicola Andrews Glicee print on watercolor paper 12 x 17 inches. £40.00

Untitled print By Nicola Andrews Glicee print on watercolor paper 12 x 17 inches. £40.00

Untitled print By Nicola Andrews Glicee print on watercolor paper 18 x 24 inches. £90.00


Claudia Sabe. italy

Untitled By Claudia Sabe Acrylic, pen on paper 25 x 16.5 inches LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

ÂŁ1,200


Matt Difa. uk

Fox Forse 5 By Matt Difa Digital printed on canvas xx

ÂŁ450


Lea Nahon. beligum

Project Klimt 2 By Lea Nahon Ink and watercolor on paper 9 x 12 inches. £220

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

Untitled By Lea Nahon Ink on paper 9 x 12 inches.

£220


Lea Nahon. beligum

Kiril By Lea Nahon Ink and coffee on paper 9 x 12 inches. ÂŁ220

Project Klimt 1 By Lea Nahon Ink on paper 9 x 12 inches.

ÂŁ220


Al Overdrive. uk

Lal Hardy, At New Wave Tattoos By Al Overdrive Photograph 18 x 20 inches £120

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

Troy ‘Diablo Roe’ By Al Overdrive Photograph 18 x 20 inches

£120

Missy Macabre By Al Overdrive Photograph 18 x 20 inches

£120


Al Overdrive. uk

Lady Frankenstein By Al Overdrive Photograph 18 x 20 inches

ÂŁ120

Matt Lodder By Al Overdrive Photograph 18 x 20 inches

ÂŁ120


Estevan Oriol. usa

Tokyo- Mie back piece By Estevan Oriol Photographic print 11 x 14 inches. Edition of 20 £850

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES

Danny Trejo By Estevan Oriol Photographic print 11 x 14 inches. Edition of 20 £850


Estevan Oriol. usa

Chiqvita By Estevan Oriol Photographic print 11 x 14 inches. Edition of 20 ÂŁ850

Mono, Tukie, Liz By Estevan Oriol Photographic print 11 x 14 inches. Edition of 20 ÂŁ850


Estevan Oriol. usa

Hoppin 64 show By Estevan Oriol Photographic print 14 x 11 inches. Edition of 20 ÂŁ850

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES


Estevan Oriol. usa

A and G Car show girls By Estevan Oriol Photographic print 14 x 11 inches. Edition of 20 ÂŁ850


Olli Bery. beligum

Untitled 1 & 2 By Olli Bery Photograph 16 x 24 inches £450 each

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES


OlliBery. belgium

Untitled 3 & 4 By Olli Bery Photograph 16 x 24 inches ÂŁ450 each


Olli Bery. belgium

Untitled 5 & 6 By Olli Bery Photograph 16 x 24 inches £450 each

LONDON MILES PRESENTS PENS AND NEEDLES


Olli Bery. belgium

Untitled 7 & 8 By Olli Bery Photograph 16 x 24 inches ÂŁ450 each


Pens and Needles an exhibition celebrating tattoo art and culture To purchase artworks or for more information please contact: Sales@Londonmiles.com www.londonmiles.com (44) 020 317 08618

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Pens and Needles exhibition catalogue  

London Miles is to take an in-depth look at all forms of tattoo art, lifestyle, and culture. Featuring original artwork, tattoo stencils and...

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