Own an authentic piece of modern tattoo history with his original hand-painted
flash sheet. This beautiful original vintage tattoo flash sheet is a beautiful
one-of-a-kind example of classic "Cholo" style tattoo art, painted by
world-class tattoo artist Greg James.
At the age of fourteen, Greg began drawing flash for his brother, the
legendary tattoo artist Tennessee Dave, and eventually apprenticed with him.
From single-needle black-and-gray work to classic Americana tattoos and
ultimately the large, custom Japanese artwork for which he later became famous,
Greg tattooed continuously in Los Angeles on Main Street in downtown L.A. and
also the Pike, in Long Beach for many years. Painted in the 1980s in East Los
Angeles -- one of modern tattoo history's most important venues -- this sheet
comes from the extensive collection of world famous tattoo artist, Jonathan
Signed by James, this sheet was sold shaw to Shaw in the early 90s by Greg
James' brother, the late, great Tennessee Dave, together with a large
collection of other classic vintage Southern California tattoo flash sheets
from Dave's extensive collection.
NOTE: Vintage tattoo shop photo for reference only. Not for sale with flash
This large classic original flash sheet measures aprox. 12" x 20" and comes
with a hand-written letter of authenticity from Shaw. It is part of the
renowned archives of classic tattoo artwork featured in Shaw's ongoing book
series Vintage Tattoo Flash published on Powerhouse Books. Signed copies of
Jonathan Shaw's VINTAGE TATTOO FLASH books can be ordered here:
MORE ABOUT EAST LOS ANGELES TATTOO HISTORY ONLINE
NOTE: Original antique tattoo flash sheets like the one shown here have been
increasing in value at an extraordinary rate over the last 10 years. And with
the growing interest in tattoo art in the mainstream art world, there is no end
in sight - making this a very solid investment for the forward-thinking
collector. Bottom line: there's only so much of this kind of priceless artwork
in existence - and they ain't making no more! Soon enough they will all be
unobtainable and sitting in museums.
All reasonable offers will be considered and promptly responded to. Thank you!