Friday, 25 January 2008

Bert Grimm

Last week I was surprised to receive an email from Carmen Forquer who's researching the life of her Great Uncle, the American tattooist Bert Grimm. Turns out she had read an interview with me in which I mentioned I was a big fan of his work and she was curious about the influence he'd had on my own artwork.
If you're unfamiliar with Bert's life and long, interesting career in tattooing you should take the time to look him up.

What was strange about receiving the email from Carmen was a few weeks earlier I'd decided to draw my own version of a Bert Grimm flash image.

Here's Bert's original flash that I chose. . .

Here's my drawing. . .

And here's Bert at work!