Ed Hardy

Thursday, July 09, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

The Schwab Room

At the age of 10, Don Ed Hardy recognized the unique force of tattoo art. Growing up in the center of 1950s and early 1960s California pop culture, he went on to earn an art school degree and then learned to tattoo by apprenticing himself to master artists. Over the last 40 years, Hardy has revolutionized this ancient tradition while also bringing fresh energy to painting, printmaking, and ceramics. His mesmerizing imagery has created an indelible style on skin and in the worlds of fashion and contemporary art.