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Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Mike Giant: Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder

Mike Giant: dirty skateboarder

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Mike Giant: Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder

San Francisco artist Mike Giant is presenting: “Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder”, an art show featuring a wide assemblage of recent drawings and a rare opportunity to view Giant’s personal collection of his own illustrated skateboards. The opening reception for the show is on Friday, July 20th with Mile Giant.

“I’m a product of my generation. I grew up through the 80s and was drawn to the punk rock and hip-hop cultures simultaneously”, Giant said in a recent interview. “I threw myself in headfirst. A lot of those things were about personal expression, and also an anti-establishment attitude like, “We don’t need you, we have our own thing.” That’s the backbone of who I am to this day”.

San Francisco based Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant’s specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style - inspired by Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration - is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering, graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. He has shown in galleries around the world.



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