Zhukova Backs Skin

Russian billionaire Dasha Zhukova loves ink. When she released her art/fashion crossover magazine Garage (named after her Moscow-based contemporary art space) in August, she got the likes of Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Jake and Dinos Chapman, John Baldessari and Paul McCarthy to design tattoos to feature in the first issue.  Now she’s backing Skin, a new documentary about tattoo culture directed by filmmaker Ryan Hope.  While the trailer above doesn’t give much away, the doco follows the experience of five ‘human canvases’ who allowed themselves to be tattooed with designs by artists including  the aforementioned Hirst and Koons as well as Richard Prince and Raymond Pettibon.  Following its recent debut at The Garage in Moscow, Skin will screen at Christies in London on November 16th.

Zhukova Backs Skin

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