Geneva Exhibition Celebrates Etienne Dumont's Tattooed Body

 - Mar 9, 2009   Updated: Aug 9 2011
References: krisal & ilovebadthings
Krisal gallery in Geneva is launching a new photography exhibition showcasing Etienne Dumont, a bizarre, eccentric personality who is tattooed from head to toe and has several implants including horns in his head.

Etienne Dumont is a celebrated art critic who works for Geneva's daily newspaper, La Tribune de Genève. The exhibition shows 12 photographers' portraits of Mr. Dumont on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

You can view image gallery here.

Implications - While many might see this exhibition as unusual, and a celebration of deviance, tattooing has emerged as a dominant art form over the last several decades, and Dumont couldn't agree more. Since he was first inked in 1974, Dumont sees his entire body as an artistic work in progress and the Krisal Gallery clearly concurs.