Amanda Wachob at the Whitney Museum Shop

Feb 7–15, 2018

Floor 1, Museum Shop

Watch Amanda Wachob as she shares a tattooed love poem with thirty individuals. Inspired by the artists Njideka Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983) and Byron Kim (b. 1961), whose work was included in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Wachob conceived of this poem using designs found in the archives of the New England Confectionery Company and text decontextualized from historic expressions used on their iconic Sweetheart candies. The poem will be tattooed in order from the first stanza to the last over the course of the week. 

Amanda Wachob is a New York City-based artist who is internationally known for her innovative and conceptual work with the tattoo medium. Her canvases include fruit, leather, linen, and skin. She has done projects with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Pioneering the watercolor tattoo movement and actively bridging the gap between tattooing and fine art, she has been named one of the fifty most creative people in the world. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums worldwide.

Wednesday, February 7
1–6 pm

Thursday, February 8
1–6 pm

Friday, February 9
3–9 pm

Saturday, February 10
1–6 pm

Sunday, February 11
1–6 pm

Monday, February 12
1–6 pm

Wednesday, February 14
1–6 pm

Thursday, February 15
11 am–6 pm

This event is free. Visitors are invited to attend, but all slots for tattoos have been filled.

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