This RUN comes in a one off TNT Sacred Geometry tube and includes 8 stickers from Justin Kerson.
Created with the belief that art is all around us, Justin Kerson’s latest twisted and morbid series of work titled Blood and Ink opens at White Walls Project Space Saturday, June 14th. Blood and Ink uses cotton and linen to capture the blood and ink of freshly done tattoos. Through blood and ink, Kerson wanted to emphasize that, in art, the process and concept are just as important as the end aesthetic results.
"I came across the concept on accident. After getting tattooed, the open wound requires a lot of antiseptic, so while I was sleeping, the tattoo transferred and smeared all over my Versace sheets, completely wrecking them. But by ruining them, I realized how well tattoos could transfer to fabric and produce these interestingly grotesque images. Tattooing is one of the oldest forms of art. Yet, still to this day, tattooing is shunted upon in the elite, avant-garde, fine-art world. When tattoos become apart of someone’s body, they no longer allow the art to have any tangible resale value. So by transferring it to a fabric, I have taken art off the body and made it a piece that can be sold and resold without expiration." - Justin Kerson
This RUN comes signed, numbered by Justin Kerson and comes with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
Justin Kerson founded Tools of the Trade (TOTT Global) in late 2009. Kerson has collaborated with some of the most innovative contemporary artists of our time, such as Anthony Ausgang, Mark Bode’, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Mike Giant, Benny Gold, Tara Mc Pherson, Buff Monster, Bigfoot, Nate Van Dyke and more to create classic games and novelties items like dice, dominoes, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, and his newest venture of an oven bag cookware line.
Through TOTT, Kerson has been curating galleries across the country including Miami’s world famous Art Basel since 2010 where his show has received rave reviews from multiple media sources such as Rolling Stone Magazine, and the Huffington Post to name a few.
Kerson has produced various video collages and documentaries. Most recently a street art documentary entitled “The Detroit Project” starring the renowned “Popoganda” artist Ron English. He debuted “The Detroit Project” at the New York MOMA in early 2012.
As a proud member of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital art advisory board, Kerson is able to bring cheer through art while fulfilling his passion for philanthropy.