Tattoo Sleeves, A premier exhibit from the private collection of Peter Mui

Posted: November 23, 2009 by Andreas Engel in YellowMan Tattoo News
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YellowMan presents a premier exhibition of original tattoo art in Miami.

Coinciding with Art Basel 2009 in Miami, YellowMan will for the first time put original tattoo art from YellowMan founder Peter Mui’s private collection on display for public viewing. The exhibition, entitled “Tattoo Sleeves”, includes original tattoo art from 27 different tattoo masters, representing the world’s most acclaimed artists in their respective styles, spanning Japanese Irezumi, Maori Tribal, American Traditional, New Skool, Biomechanical, Traditional Thai Monk tattoo, Henna tattoo, and other major tattoo styles.

When commissioning an artist, Mui provided a sleeve template (along with front and back shirt templates) and encouraged free creative reign to produce work that would best exemplify the artist’s signature style. As a result, this exhibition offers a rare window into the diversity of artistic approach within the confines of an iconic sleeve template, as produced by the world’s most respected tattoo masters.

YellowMan's TATTOO SLEEVES exhibition in Miami includes art by tattoo heavyweights like Biomechanical master Aaron Cain.

The TATTOO SLEEVES exhibition has been made possible in part, through the generous support of real estate mogul, Tony Goldman. In an ambitious effort to energize the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Goldman is actively transforming the exteriors of  vacant, one-level warehouse buildings into raw canvases for internationally renowned muralists and graffiti artists. If all goes according to plan, the interiors of the warehouse buildings will be soon occupied by galleries, restaurants, and arts related venues.

When Goldman discovered the history and art concept behind YellowMan, he encouraged YellowMan to participate in his Wynwood Rennaisance. The collaboration of street art and tattoo art, in the context of masterfully executed fine art, offered the prospect of a progressive, urban art movement.

For now, YellowMan’s presence in Wynwood is temporary. But YellowMan is exploring the possibility of a longer term commitment to the community. After all, the TATTOO SLEEVES exhibit reveals only the tip of the iceberg of Peter Mui’s impressive original tattoo art collection.

TATTOO SLEEVES
ORIGINAL TATTOO ART BY THE WORLD’S TOP TATTOO ARTISTS
WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT, MIAMI
2516 NW 2ND AVE (NEXT DOOR TO JOEY’S RESTAURANT)
OPENS TO PUBLIC DEC.3 8-11:00pm
DEC HOURS: TUE-SAT 12-8PM

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Comments
  1. Lisa Ferrari says:

    how long will you be running the exhibit for? I live in the area. How do I get a free shirt? lol
    Thanks
    Lisa

  2. yellowman says:

    The show runs through December, Tuesday-Sat 12-8pm.
    Free Tshirts are nearly gone. Drop by the space and ask for our promotional code for an online discount for any Yellowman garment.

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  5. Saw this cool sleeve exhibit at Art Basel Miami in late 2009, and got to talk to some of you in person. Thanks again for the red t-shirt with yellow skull.

    As a cultural anthropology professor carrying out research and teaching field courses in hot climates from Thailand and Kashgar, China, to Galapagos and the San Blas Islands of Panama, I’m basically living in my 6 long sleeve shirts that provide sun protection, wicking, and quick drying with maximum anthropological beauty!

    My students and friends are always asking where they, too, can find these cool shirts.

    If it would be at all possible to get a promotional code for a discount, I would love to wear your special edition of the gorgeous phoenix (jersey, L). I’ve been fantasizing about this particular shirt since I first saw it.

    Many thanks!

    Sarah wearing the Thai monk’s sacred sak yant– protect tattoos

  6. shawn mcdonald says:

    i need some sort of picture i want to get a tattoo………dont know if you can help hopefully yes.

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