The inaugural exhibit at the new Paris gallery/bookshop Le Pied de Biche (“The Crowbar”) is titled “Art, Ink and Rock and Roll" and features the work of three tattoo artists.
Supplementing the the exhibit is the gallery's bookstore which is loaded with underground cartoons, rare books, fanzines, theatrical jewelry and toys for adults. The gallery will also publish, print and display limited edition books.
Tiffany Khalil, founder of Le Pied de Biche, believes “Books are art too,” and hopes her gallery is "a move away from the classical, sanitized gallery. The aim is to create an uninhibited space, and put forward young, sprouting creativity.”
Image by Nicoz Balboa, one of the three tattoo artists featured
And why the name "The Crowbar" - “It is a metaphor about creeping into a crack and forcing your way in,” says Khalil.
Story in The New York Times, Art Means Books and Tattoos at New Paris Gallery
Thanks to @lbgilbert for the lead