Lift Trucks Project contributed to the Tattooed New York exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, and had the pleasure of attending the opening.
“Through artwork, artifacts, photography, oral histories, and live demonstrations, Tattooed New York explores the fascinating stories behind this controversial art form, from its early use by Native Americans to the launch of modern tattooing in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, the three-decade ban on tattooing and the recent mainstreaming of tattoo culture.”
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (77th Street) NY, NY 10024
On display from February 3 through April 30 2017
Bowery papier-mâché window display, possibly Charlie Wagner’s.
A Bowery corner
Tony D’Annessa – In front of his tattoo booth re-created at the NYHS
Tony D’Annessa’s tattoo shop with original window shade flash used in the 1960’s. Made to easily roll up if the police came looking for tattooists. In 1961, it became illegal in New York to be a tattooist.
Artist, Virginia Elwood
Tattoo royalty – Wagner (Charlie’s Grandson) and Moskowitz (son of Willy)
Brad Fink and Michelle Myles of Daredevil Tattoo with Cristian Paniate, NYHS, Curator Tattooed New York.
Tattoo flash from the Bowery, NYC
Museum Director speech
Circus sideshow banners