Red Grooms (b.1937-)
The Tattoo Artist, 1980
Lithograph on Japanese Chauke paper
38 x 25 inches
AP 1/10 for the edition of 38
Hand signed and numbered by artist.
Red Grooms is an American multi-media artist who has consistently been at the fore of major, innovative art movements. Starting in the 1950’s, Grooms was an early pioneer in Happenings & Performance Art. He was also an early force in Art Film, Installation Art and Pop art.
Grooms is best known for his idiosyncratic style that often combines painting and sculpture with a humorous, often slapstick, aesthetic. A prolific print-maker, Grooms is also known for printed editions that exist in three dimensions.
Grooms has “made a career of affectionate parody,” according one critic, through satirical, pop culture-infused prints and sculptural tableaux in homage to his adopted city on New York City.