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Monday, February 16, 2009


Moorpark College Student's Tattoo 1996 - photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2009 (click on image to enlarge)
Hi Museum Folks
Now that I have your opinions going about Neon as Art, here's another challenge. What do you think about body decoration in the form of tattoos, body piercing, scarring and other intrusions on the natural human form as "art." Since The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has both a historical and cultural mission, we can always defend our collections of body art images as anthropological - but, is it art?

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