Check out the Quick & Painful wrap up video done by The Beast Brothers. Do you see your tattoo in the mix?
They shows might be over, but you can still get the limited edition prints at The Hope Shop
You can also pretend like you were there and get shirts directly from To Die For Clothing
Thank you to everyone who came out to Los Angeles, new Haven, Chicago, and Miami. The response was overwhelming and it was great to meet fans and hopefully make some new ones.
The Hope Gallery Crew
The final stop on the Quick & Painful Exhibit we headed to Miami for Art Basel. Thanks to Art Whino, we set up shop in their gallery for the weekend and on opening night, December 3rd, fans lined up to get tattooed by Joe Capobianco, Christian Perez, and Scott White.
Here are some photos from the opening night. For more photos check out our Flickr Page.
We now have a total of 6 amazing artists who will be tattooing their butts off in Miami. Scott White and Jason Stephan are the final artists to jump on the bandwagon and help us make the last Quick & Painful event go out with a bang.
Join us at Art Whino at 425 26th Street in Miami FL for the Quick & Painful Art Basel Reception taking place Saturday, December 3rd, 8pm-Midnight.
We will be releasing special tattoo inspired flash giclee prints by the World’s most popular lowbrow artists: Alex Pardee, Amanda Visell, Brandt Peters, Camilla D’Errico, David Horvath, Devilrobots, Frank Kozik, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Joe Ledbetter, Junko Mizuno, Kathie Olivas, Pete Fowler, Ron English, Sam Flores, TADO, Tara McPherson, and Tokidoki co-founder and Creative Director Simone Legno.
$40 Tattoos will be provided during the reception by industry elites Joe Capobianco, Jesse Smith, Eric Merrill, Christian Perez, Scott White, and Jason Stephan.
The Gallery will be open for viewing during Art Basel:
Friday, December 2nd, Noon-8pm
Saturday, December 3rd, Noon-8pm
Show Reception, 8pm- Midnight
Live Painting, Tattoos, Music, Open Bar
Sunday, December 4th, Noon-5pm
To Die For Presents this special Sheer Jersey Tee 100% Cotton with black ink on white. Includes a large print on the front featuring 13 different flash art pieces from the Quick and Painful Art Show 2011. Artists include: Greg Craola Simkins, Alex Pardee, Sam Flores, Tara McPherson, Pete Fowler, Frank Kozik, Ron English, Amanda Visell, Tado, Joe Ledbetter, Camilla D’Errico, Devilrobots, and Junko Mizuno.
For our third stop on the Quick & Painful Exhibit we headed to Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago, IL. The line started as early as 12pm with people traveling in from Michigan, Ohio, and Phoenix to get tattooed by Joe Capobianco, Patrick Cornollo, Jennifer Trok, Heath Rave, and Sean Adams.
Chicago-based artist Shawnimals was in attendance for the release of his Rotofugi Gallery Exclusive Giclee print. All in all it was a great night full of pain.
Special thanks to everyone at Rotofugi and Speakeasy Tattoo for making us feel at home.
For all the event photos check out the Hope Gallery Flickr Page.
It’s the moment you all have been waiting for. All of the giclee prints from Quick & Painful are available for the first time only in The Hope Shop.
The “Quick and Painful” Series of Giclee Prints are 11″ x 14″ and printed on beautiful 300 gram cold press watercolor paper with archival pigment inks. These limited prints are by some of the most amazing pop artists of our time: Alex Pardee, Amanda Visell, Brandt Peters, Camilla D’Errico, David Horvath, Devilrobots, Frank Kozik, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Joe Ledbetter, Junko Mizuno, Kathie Olivas, Pete Fowler, Ron English, SamFlores, TADO, Tara McPherson, and Tokidoki co-founder and Creative Director Simone Legno.
Each Print and Print Set comes with an official certificate embossed with the Hope Gallery Seal of Authenticity. Prints are packaged in a crystal clear fitted bag with firm white backing.
The third Quick & Painful show is taking place this Satruday (October 8th at Rotofugi in Chicago) Canada’s own belle of the ball, Camilla D’Errico, will be bringing her Helmet Girls along to play.
Will you be attending any of the Quick & Painful Shows??
Sadly no. I have a few travel plans already plotted out for the year so I won’t be able to make it to the Quick and Painful Shows. But I”ll be there in spirit!
Do you have any tattoos? If so, who did them and what are they of?
I do have one, and its the only one I have. I had this done when I was 18 and I don’t even remember where I had it done so I have no idea who did it. As a first time tattoo I chose something very simple, it is a Celtic style cross on my back left shoulder. I’m not religious, but this Celtic image seemed to resonate with me.
Who is your favorite tattoo artist?
Joe Capobianco. He’s amazing crazy talented and a super sweet guy! I met him at Dragon Con last year. Good times!
Do you have a favorite tattoo that a fan got of your design? Do you have a photo?
I love all the tattoos I’ve seen, one girl had my painting The Loveless Bird spread over her shoulder front and back and recently I saw Wire Seat on a woman’s arm, and one girl had Lions and Lambs tattooed on half her back, stunning! If I had to pick one that stood out the most, then I think I have to go with the Helmetgirl Shark tattoo, it was a very unique tattoo because they had it done on the back of their calves, the girl was on one calve and the shark on the other. When she put her calves together it was the full image,it was so creative! But to be fair all the tattoos that I’ve seen of my work are extraordinary!
How did you feel when you saw your art permanently on someones body?
Its such a surreal feeling to say the least! I marvel at them, I feel so honored that people love my images so much they want to permanently have them on their bodies. It makes me want to work harder for them to be the kind of artist that deserves to be honored like that. I work hard for myself and my family, but I work really hard for my fans too, I want to make them proud of me. So when I see someone with one of my pieces as a tattoo I feel a huge sense of happiness and awe, and I feel more connected to my fans because of it.
Camilla D’Errico’s Giclee Print will be available at all of the Q&P events for only $25.
It will be available online at The Hope Shop starting October 9th for $30.
As if we haven’t pulled out all the stops already – we are happy to announce that Shawn Smith of Shawnimals will have a Rotofugi Exclusive giclee print for sale the night of the event. Only 25 will be available for just $25 – so get there early!
And don’t forget that these little guys will be added to our list of tattoos for the night. We just know SOMEONE is gonna get that mustache character! Wee Ninjas will be all over Chicago October 8th, get ready!!!