Art for Life, A talk by Don Hardy

November 29, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 409A

After receiving an undergraduate degree in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute (1967), Don Ed Hardy revived a childhood fascination with tattooing, realizing that the largely neglected medium had great potential. He went on to develop the art, curated several museum exhibitions, and published numerous books, all of which fueled the current global popularity of the ancient practice. In 2003 the popular fashion brand Ed Hardy, based on his work, became an international phenomenon. He now continues to develop his personal artwork in painting and printmaking.

The talk will highlight the development of Hardy's art in a variety of mediums, from student days to the present. It will address art-historical and aesthetic influences from both Eastern and Western perspectives, as well as the work's impact on popular culture.

For more on Hardy's work, please see:

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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