Put your fate in the hands of acclaimed tattoo artist Scott Campbell as he inks free mystery designs on the arms of 13 lucky winners.
Presented by the fair's Charity Partner Free Arts NYC, Scott Campbell will take the place of both artist and tattoo artist in residence with the Whole Glory, a one-man installation and performance piece open to the public exclusively at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn this May 3-6, 2018.
A limited number of people will be selected each day of the fair from a pre-registered and onsite sweepstakes. Drawings will take place at every hour onsite at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn each day during opening times.
This unique installation is made up of a 16-foot long mural by Scott Campbell, at the center of which is a small hole with a chair placed in front of it.
The daring winners of this 'luck of the draw' sweepstakes are invited to sit in the chair for up to 60 minutes and place their bare arm through the hole, whilst on the other side Scott Campbell tattoos whatever rendering he sees fit.
Also available is 'Scott Campbell: A Lot of Living to Do,' a portfolio of five signed letterpress prints in a limited edition of 100, published by Coeur Noir Specialty Printers. Proceeds will benefit Free Arts NYC, whose mission is to empower underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed.
“I [tattoo] whatever design I feel the appendage needs. The recipient has no insight as to what it is until it is completed and they pull their arm out of the hole. There is no communication and no contact other than the tattoo."
"It's a chance for people to not take their physical selves so seriously, and take part in an exchange of faith that will literally change who they are for the rest of their life.”
Louisiana-born Scott Campbell is known throughout the world as being one of the most talented hands in the world of tattooing. After abandoning a career as a biochemist at the University of Texas, he fled to San Francisco, and began tattooing. He learned the craft at Picture Machine, one of the oldest shops in California, rich with stories and nicotine stained flash on the walls from it's heyday in the 60's and 70's.
He now owns and operates the legendary Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whose client list includes New York's art and design elite, fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, and a long roster of celebrities including Heath Ledger, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, Helena Christensen, and Penelope Cruz. In recent years, he has gained much acclaim from fine art communities worldwide for his work in mediums other than skin, including intricately carved sculptures made out of US currency, a series of watercolor paintings based on his experiences during a 6 week stay in a maximum security prison in Mexico City, and graphite drawings done on the insides of eggshells.
Campbell has only shown in galleries for a few years, but his work is already seen in some of the most revered collections and museums worldwide. He is celebrated as one of the brightest new voices in the New York art scene.
Since our inception, our goal has remained the same - to level the playing field for underserved youth by providing high-quality, positive mentorship, grounded in transformative creative programming. We have served over 35,000 youth since 1998. We work with children ranging in age from six to 19 - every child receives one-to-one mentoring from supportive adults.