Michael Smith, Not Quite Under_Ground, 2017, at Hansaring 38.
For a recent article in ARTnews, 66-year-old artist Michael Smith told my colleague Andrew Russeth that the title of his Munster Skulptur Projekt, Not Quite_Underground, refers to the fact that tattoos, like people who are getting up in years, are not quite underground. Indeed, senior citizens get a discount at this tattoo parlor, located around the corner from a bar called Plan B, and the tattoos on offer have been designed by artists. Who will get an a black rectangle by Wade Guyton? The reading material in the waiting room includes an issue of AARP’s magazine.