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Hastings artists the Chapman Brothers offer tattoos in exchange for funding

The Argus: Jake Chapman, left, and Dinos Chapman Jake Chapman, left, and Dinos Chapman

FANS of artistic duo the Chapman Brothers will be able to wear their art on their sleeve after they offered tattoos to members of the public who finance their latest show.

The pair’s previous work includes dressing mannequins in Nazi uniforms and using hundreds of toy soldiers to depict horrific war crimes.

They need to raise £25,000 to fund an exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery in their home town of Hastings.

The brothers, Jake and Dinos, are also offering designer loo rolls, signed posters and visits to their studio in exchange for cash.

The announcement promised “an unusual public programme of events to complement the exhibition” including “a tattoo parlour, terrifyingly manned by Jake Chapman”.

Jerwood director Liz Gilmore said she wanted to bring “the Brothers Grimm of art” back to the town for “their biggest, baddest show yet”.

The Jerwood gallery is one of five venues taking part in the Art Fund’s Art Happens project, which aims to reward art lovers who support the shows.

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