Tattoo art: The Mui Collection

Bob Roberts

The Mui Collection is thought to be the largest collection of original tattoo art by the world’s most accomplished tattoo artists. It’s up for auction at Guernsey’s in New York this week. (Above: Mixed media on paper, board mounted, 26X17 by American icon Bob Roberts, who started out as a Surrealist painter)

Horiyoshi III, Mixed media on paper. 27×19

For over 15 years, designer and musician Peter Mui sought out top tattoo masters of every style. More than 1,000 original works on canvas, board and paper are on offer by such noteworthy artists as Japan’s Horiyoshi III, Horitomo, and Horitoyo; Swiss artist Filip Leu; Spain’s tattoo realist Robert Hernandez; Biomechanical tattoo pioneers Guy Aitchison and Aaron Cain; and tribal tattoo artist Roger Ingerton.

 

Horitomo, mixed media on paper. 29×21

See the complete auction catalog here for outstanding descriptions of each artist or click on any image. Most works are torso-size original paintings but smaller “Flash Art” images are also included.

 

Dave Waugh (Jinx Proof) Mixed media on paper. 10X13, 10X13, 11X13, 11X17

Dave Waugh (Jinx Proof) Mixed media on paper. 10X13

 

Roger Ingerton, mixed media on board. 27X21

Roger Ingerton, mixed media on board. 27X21

 

Aaron Cain, mixed media on board. 27X21

Aaron Cain, mixed media on board. 27X21

 

Robert Hernandez. Graphite on paper. 26X17

Robert Hernandez. Graphite on paper. 26X17

 

Todd Noble Holloway, Mixed media on paper. 11X14

Todd Noble Holloway, Mixed media on paper. 11X14

 

Filip Leu, mixed media on paper. 25x17

Filip Leu, mixed media on paper. 25×17

 

Guy Aitchison. Acrylic on canvas. 18X14

Guy Aitchison. Acrylic on canvas. 18X14

 

Horitoyo. Mixed media on paper. 26x17

Horitoyo. Mixed media on paper. 26×17

 

Laura Saadati, Mixed media on board. 28x18

Laura Saadati, Mixed media on board. 28×18

 

Full auction catalog, Day 1 – Nov. 13, 2015  here.

Catalog, Day 2 – Nov. 14, 2015  here.

 

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