Skulls by Filip Leu is a limited edition, numbered and signed by the author: 50 pages with over 300 sketches and unique tattoo designs drawn in Indian ink by the great Swiss tattoo master Filip Leu who explores and interprets all the nuances of that great tattoo icon, the skull.
The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of today’s contemporary visual culture.
Reinterpreted by artists, illustrators and designers, it has become one of the most iconic cultural symbols of our time (from high couture to street fashion to contemporary art to tattoos).
Filip Leu (b. 1967, Paris) is a third-generation artist and second- generation tattooer. Together with his parents he created “The Leu Family’s Family Iron Studio and Museum” in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1982. After travelling extensively as a child and living in Goa, he began tattooing full-time at the age of 15. In 2001, he co-founded the Art Fusion Experiment, a group presenting tattoo artists as fine artists. He has created collaborative painting performances in places such as the Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, the National Arts Club, N.Y.C., Alex Grey’s Microcosm Gallery, N.Y.C., and HR Giger Museum, Gruyère, Switzerland.
– 47 plates in black and white with over 300 designs for lovers of skull iconography reinterpreted by the artistic genius of Filip Leu.
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