Ed Hardy's first retrospective paints him as fine artist

In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 photo, a man walks behind a 1967 print entitled "Future Plans," in which a then-undergraduate Ed Hardy, with only a few tattoos, portrays himself as fully inked during a media preview of "Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Hardy may be most associated with his flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing brand, which was popular in the early 2000s. But the new exhibition sheds light on the man as a prolific artist and tattoo pioneer.

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