MUSIC | MIKE GIANT ILLUSTRATES “AEROSOL CAN” FOR PHARRELL & MAJOR LAZER

April 22, 2014  |  Music  |  No Comments

Supertouch buddies Mike Giant & Pharrell come together for a perfect collab on the Major Lazer track "Aerosol Can"...

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DESIGN | AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM CANDLES

April 21, 2014  |  Design  |  No Comments

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In an effort to raise awareness of various humanitarian crises such as women's & children's rights, fair treatment of prisoners, and the lessening of violence, Amnesty International has teamed up with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and artistic duo Coarse on a new line of “Freedom Candles” to raise profits for the humanitarian organization. Ostensibly, the candles are sculptural Read More

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FIRST LOOK | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ “TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW” OPENING AT TARGET GALLERY, TOKYO

April 21, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW by Stephen Powers (ESPO) 2014

Last week in Japan, street art legend, sign painter extraordinaire, and emergent fine artist Stephen "ESPO" Powers opened his latest show, "Today is Already Tomorrow" at Tokyo's Target Gallery. Given his Japanese audience's profound obsession with all things Americana, pop culture, and english language phrases (which are often appropriated wildly out-of-context), the show of Powers' trademark wordplay paintings were a perfect match to his eager viewers who packed the tiny backstreet  Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ TOKYO LOVE LETTER

April 21, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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While in Tokyo for his "Today is Already Tomorrow" opening at Target Gallery last week, Stephen Powers (aka: ESPO) made his presence publicly known throughout the city with a series of public murals adorning the the streets of Harajuku and the facade & interior of Marc Jacob's Bookmarc store in conjunction with Read More

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AI WEIWEI SPEAKS FROM CHINA ON BEING BARRED FROM VISITING HIS BROOKLYN MUSEUM SHOW

April 18, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's biggest ever solo exhibition opened today at the Brooklyn Museum. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai's passport was confiscated, and he cannot travel to coordinate or even see his own exhibit. The Brooklyn show includes "Sacred," a depiction of his incarceration in six dioramas, in its first North American appearance.
National Geographic met and spoke with Ai in Beijing where he lives.

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PUBLIC ART | THE BIG FABERGE EASTER EGG HUNT IN NYC

April 17, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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For the past month, hundreds of giant Faberge easter eggs created by a diverse array of artists like Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, RETNA, Zaha Hadid, Krink, Terry Richardson, COST, and Mark Gonzales have been playing a game of hide-and-seek known as The Big Egg Hunt throughout NYC, leading gawkers on a daily trek to locate the spring ornaments and win prizes in the process. Beginning tomorrow through April 25th, all 260+ eggs will be on Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW WORK BY ROA FOR THE PERTH PUBLIC FORMS FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA

April 17, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Belgian street artist ROA went big with a mega-snake in Perth, Australia for the city's Public Form Festival of street art currently underway featuring 40 top international street artists including Maya Hayuk and Pixel Pancho working across 30 walls & other public places to transform the city into an public outdoor gallery. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PHILLIPS “NEGATION OF THE UNIVERSE” AT THE DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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For his first-ever American solo museum exhibition, painter  Richard Phillips brings his unique blend of kitschy glamour to the country's capital of said opulence for his mid career retrospective Negation of the Universe at the Dallas Contemporary, which opened last weekend in conjunction with the city's Dallas Art Fair. His strikingly distinctive paintings, notable as much for their Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW WORK BY BANKSY IN CHELTENHAM, UK

April 13, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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UK street art godfather & international man of mystery Banksy broke his dormant streak over the weekend with new pieces in Cheltenham, England. Technology is the target of both hits with the first depicting a crew of spies listening in on conversations in a dilapidated old phone booth within a few few miles from a known government listening post, while the second features embracing lovers distracted by Read More

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BARRY McGEE, DAN MURPHY, & ISAAC TIN WEI LIN’S “DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES” AT FLEISHER/OLLMAN

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Coming together at venerable Philadelphia gallery (since 1952!), Fleisher/Ollman, kindred spirits Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, and Isaac Tin Wei Lin assembled last weekend to open their group show, "Department of Neighborhood Services," to a crowd of faithful fans, many of whom had made the trek from NYC for the event. Despite the presence of Twist, the show is not Read More

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