Item #8770 13 Tattoos. Thorsten Dennerline.
13 Tattoos
13 Tattoos
13 Tattoos
13 Tattoos
13 Tattoos
13 Tattoos
13 Tattoos
13 Tattoos

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13 Tattoos.

Vermont: The Bird Press, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Some time ago I suddenly got the urge to make a book about tattoos. I decided to think about tattoos not just as pictures or designs, but to consider them more broadly (scars, living drawing marks, body adornments, rites of passage, magic to improve the body’s function, ways to relieve or relive pain, signs of bravery, remembrances, cultural signifiers, or tribal/ group markings). I also thought of the idea of drawing on skin and marking its surface as a way to be aware of it as a three-dimensional picture plane (with psychological implications). I have to admit that the associations with crime and other “bad” things was enticing to me as well. This book of tattoo proposals is simply a non-linear document of my own thinking about these ideas." (from Intro) Woodblock prints and photopolymer letterpress details, printed on handmade Richard de Bas paper. Fine. Tight, bright, and unmarred. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition of 25 copies. Signed by the artist. Item #8770

Price: $1,600.00

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