Ed Hardy's first retrospective paints him as fine artist

In this June 26, 2019, photo Mary Joy Scott works on the outline of a tattoo for Nick Chavira at Ed Hardy's Tattoo City 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 a new exhibition called "Deeper than Skin" at San Francisco’s de Young Museum sheds light on the man as a prolific artist and tattoo pioneer. The exhibition, opening Friday, July 12 marks changing sensibilities in the art world as museums start to embrace tattoo as fine art.

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