<strong>Contributors:</strong> Zoe Bedeaux, Chris Dercon, DIS, Matthew Evans, Adrian Gaut, Nan Goldin, Hadley Hudson, Karim Jaafar, Jina Khayyer, Niklas Maak, Helen Marten, Kristen McMenamy, Ben Perdue, Francis Picabia, Chad Pitman, Sylvia Plath, Cher Potter, Peter Richter, Janek Schmidt, Sean and Seng, Heji Shin, Ana Steiner, Danko Steiner, Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sissel Tolaas, Adam Wiseman, David Woodard
Who is Scott Cambell?
In his twenties he moved to San Francisco and began working as a copy editor for Lawrence Ferlinghetti at City Lights Bookstore. It was then that he began tattooing. He traveled Asia and Europe, where he tattooed for cash, then moved to Williamsburg in 2001.
When he moved to New York in 2005 he opened his own tattoo shop called Saved Tattoo. It was here that Scott’s career really took flight. His first celebrity client was Heath Ledger who commissioned a small bird in flight on his left forearm.
As a visual artist Campbell is best known for a series of reliefs he creates using sheets of uncirculated US currency. He exhibits regularly internationally, his first show sold out at OHWOW, a gallery in Miami, Fl (April 2009). The gallery opened a location in New York at which Campbell had a solo show in April 2010. In November of 2010 in Mexico City, he doused his own exhibition with gasoline and lit it on fire. According to Campbell, he was unhappy with the way his work was being shown and later explained “I couldn’t stand to leave the works alone in a context that went against my reasons for creating them. There was a gas station across the street from the gallery, and I was certain that was a sign that the universe agreed with me.” He was also featured in a 3 person exhibition alongside the work of Steven Parrino and Raymond Pettibon in April 2011.
Campbell is represented by Galerie Gmurzynska. His solo exhibition, ‘Bless This Mess’, took place at their Zurich location in January 2012.
Louis Vuitton Creative Director Marc Jacobs collaborated with Scott Campbell, where by he customized a number of fancy leather bags for men line for the 2011′ S/S collection. This was one of his greatest achievements