Tattoo, 2020Digital filestill211.4 MBTiffDigital artwork
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This work is a digital edition (NFT) of Shuravlev's series Tattoo, 1996. He combined the classical Roman sculpture (portrait from a tombstone) with modern tattoos from tattoo workshops.
Everything was done by hand without Photoshop. The work combines classical cultural objects with a street subculture bringing it full circle, as arabesque tattoos took its roots from Roman civilization.
The work was reproduced in a large size 200x140 and exhibited in a window at Alexsander Platz in Berlin, where it was repeatedly stolen and had to be replaced.
▸ State Hermitage Museum (2014), St. Petersburg
▸ Glasstress (2011), Venice
▸ PS1 Museum for Contemporary Art (1999), New York