This rare signed original "Cholo style" flash sheet by the late, great COL.
WILLIAM TODD was given to world famous tattooist Jonathan Shaw by Col. Todd at
the legendary Bert Grimm tattoo studio on the Long Beach Pike.
COL TODD, a longtime partner and best friend to the great Bob Shaw, and a
contemporary of Sailor Jerry Collins and many other legendary tattoo artists,
was another of the greatest and most prolific legends in modern tattoo history.
Col Todd's clean, distinctive tattoo flash painting style has served as an
inspiration to generations of world-class tattooists. This piece with its crisp
line work is in pristine condition and looks as if it was painted yesterday -
despite being near half a century old.
Painted in the early 80s, this one-of-a-kind original flash sheet by one of
tattoo history's most important pioneers comes from the collection of world
famous tattoo artist, Jonathan Shaw. It is part of the renowned archives of
classic tattoo artwork featured in Shaw's ongoing book series Vintage Tattoo
Flash published on Powerhouse Books. It measures 15" x 20" and comes with a
hand-written Certificate of Authenticity from Shaw upon request.
Signed copies of Jonathan Shaw's VINTAGE TATTOO FLASH books can be ordered
NOTE: Original antique tattoo flash sheets like the one shown here have been
increasing in value at an extraordinary rate over the last decade. And with the
growing interest in tattoo art in the mainstream art world, there is no end in
sight - making this a very solid investment for the forward-thinking collector.
Bottom line: there's only so much of this kind of priceless artwork in
existence - and they ain't making no more! Soon enough they will all be
unobtainable and sitting in museums.
This beautiful original vintage tattoo flash sheet is a one-of-a-kind example
of classic American tattoo art.
Feel free to make an offer.
You can read more about Col. Todd in an intimate interview with Jonathan Shaw
All reasonable offers will be considered and promptly responded to. Thank you!