If the artists at Baby Tattooville are the heart of the event, then the “Art Jam” is definitely the bloodline that is pumping throughout the event. Starting at 5pm on the opening day and lasting a little past 8pm the next night, “Art Jam” is a culmination of the all the participating artist’s hard work. Like in previous years, the blank canvas was tinkered with by a few brave artists during the initial dinner, but by the time midnight rolled around, one could clearly see the evolution taking place. It truly gives onlookers/fans a better appreciation of the creative process that comes from each of these artists.
By morning, the canvas again looked completely different. Even the “morning shift” artists were stunned by the difference that a few hours made. Throughout the day, every artist made time to attend to the painting, but the real fun began after sunset. Around 7PM, a sense of urgency hit all the artists as the print deadline neared, and everyone huddled around the canvas in an effort bring the piece to completion. Once completed, Harvest Productions took the fresh painting and worked overnight to create a 1:1 replica giclee of the 24″ x 48″ masterpiece for each attendee.
Throughout the Art Jam, Greg Simkins, KMNDZ, Yoskay Yamamoto, Michael Hussar, Molly Crabapple, Miss Mindy, Buff Monster, James Gurney, Liz McGrath, KRK Ryden, Travis Louie, Gary Baseman, and Audrey Kawasaki branded the canvas with their signature touch to form a unique collaborative painting that showcased the collective essence of Baby Tattooville. Each artist took the time to sign each print (edition of 75).
AM stayed up throughout the process and kept progress shots of the process from cradle to grave. Check out the behind the scenes pics of this amazing project after the jump.
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