Shawn Barber Paints Legendary Tattoo Pioneer Don Ed Hardy

Jan 20, 2022

Shawn Barber just finished up this recent portrait painting of the legendary pioneer, Don Ed Hardy. Ed has been the most influential artist in tattooing for over 40 years, with an open and creative mind that pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the skin.

"With respect and admiration, an honor for me to paint his portrait in front of one of his paintings." -- Shawn Barber

‘Portrait of the Artist, Don Ed Hardy’, oil on linen, 36” x 24”, 2019-2021

This painting will be on display this week at the LA Art Show with Copro Gallery and a three-person show in March with Carl Dobsky and Coro Kaufamn aka Coro36Ink at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles.

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