Bray & Co. is pleased to present a limited edition auction catalogue packed with more than 200 rare items, including 70+ sheets of newly discovered tattoo flash art, vintage photographs, pitch books, shop signs, machines, business cards and more from iconic figures in the long, colorful history of tattooing.
Richly illustrated with essays and previously unpublished images, it brings to light new material from Percy Waters, Bert Grimm, Charlie Wagner, Spike Russell, Samuel O'Reilly, Frank Howard, Ralph Johnstone, Karl Bumpus, Amund Dietzel, F. A. Boehme, Paul Rogers, Lew Alberts, Brooklyn Blackie, Tex Rowe and many others.
This catalogue represents the largest and finest collection of tattoo masterworks and related artifacts ever offered for public sale. It is a companion to an auction held by Bray & Co. on September 24, 2023.
8.5 x 10.75"
116 full-color pages
100+ newly-discovered tattoo photos, business cards, catalogs machines, flash, and more.
Richly illustrated essays with never-before published tattoo photographs and ephemera