The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 07: Japan Pt. I from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.
I keep missing these when they hit. I should be better about this kinda thing.
There’s not much I can say about this episode other than: Watch it.
The legendary Horiyoshi III and Shige get the deluxe treatment from Marcus and crew. Possibly my favorite episode to date; not only giving us insight into these living legends but about the intricacies of Japanese culture as well. Such amazing footage.
The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 06: Paris from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.
This one slipped by me. I watched it a few weeks ago and intended to put it up here on OV but… you folks know how that goes. This episode was shot in Paris and features the iconic (and hilarious) Tin Tin and Laura Satana. I’m really enjoying what Marcus is doing with the GG (though… have I failed to notice that he has an accent before, or was he Frenching it up?) and am looking forward the the Japan episode…
The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 04: San Diego y Tijuana from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.
It’s that time!
Another Gypsy Gentleman episode from Marcus Kuhn.
The episode was filmed in San Diego and Tijuana featuring Bill Canales and Rob Benavides and covers the Latino/Chicano contribution to the Tattoo Community.
The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 03: San Francisco from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.
I don’t know how I missed it, but another episode of Marcus Kuhn’s Gypsy Gentleman has landed online; this time featuring interviews with Jason Kundell and George Campise. It’s great stuff; the perfect alternative to the vapid nonsense (how does it swim?) that plagues cable television.
The beauty of Kuhn’s project is that it’s informative to people who’re aren’t ‘tattoo people’ while still appealing to nerds like us who love the culture; the intro on San Francisco’s role in American tattooing covers points that we all know, but not in a pandering way. It’s clear that Marcus and crew really want this project to appeal to everyone while not compromising.
And thanks to Scott from Yellowbeak for the heads up!
The Gypsy Gentleman – Episode 01: New York City from Marcus Kuhn on Vimeo.
The first episode of Marcus Kuhn’s GYPSY GENTLEMAN has premiered; focusing on NYC and featuring Kuhn, Virginia Elwood and Thomas Hooper this 30 minute episode comes fresh on the heels of Vice’s Tattoo Age (and features a brief visit to Dan Santoro’s coffee/antique shop) and is another example of the possibilities of tattoo documentation.
Kuhn gives us a walkthrough of NYC’s Bowery area and brings Elwood and Hooper to a Tibetan/Himalayan art museum; work on drawings and finally tattoo them on a few lucky tattoo collectors.
I recommend taking a half an hour out of your evening tonight, relaxing and devoting yourself to watching GGep1. I assure you that you won’t be disappointed!