STREET LIFE | JR’S GIANT STREET WALKER IN FLATIRON, NYC

April 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Debuting on the streets of NYC (literally) this week is the latest large-scale work by Supertouch buddy JR. For this installation—commissioned by the New York Times for the cover of their weekly magazine as part of a Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “SAMURAI!” CURATED BY ERIC NAKAMURA AT THE WORCESTER MUSEUM

April 22, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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Currently on view at the Worcester Art Museum, Samurai!—a show curated by longtime Supertouch home & Giant Robot founder Eric Nakamura—draws inspiration from the museum's recently-acquired Japanese arms and armor in the Read More

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STREET LIFE | NASTY NECK FACE GRABS TAKEOUT IN CHINATOWN, NYC

April 21, 2015  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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He's been laying low for a minute now, but the original street demon Nasty Neck Face is back in action in LA & NYC, where he left his mark with an OG-style burner in Chinatown. Don't forget, Satan Always Wins... Read More

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LAST LOOK | CAITLIN KEOGH “THE CORPS” AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, NYC

April 21, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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On view for two more weeks at Mary Boone Gallery in NYC is The Corps, an excellent new body of work by nascent artist Caitlin Keogh, a painter whose work plays with, and undermines, the traditional relationship between technical illustration and painting. The Corps presents a new group of paintings that depict Read More

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STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  No Comments

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For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned public graffiti gallery better known to locals as the "Bates Motel" for obvious reasons. Now with developers set to finally demolish the abandoned structure in May, French artist Vincent Lamouroux has turned the Read More

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STREET LIFE | RON ENGLISH BRINGS BACK THE HOUSTON & BOWERY MURAL WALL

April 19, 2015  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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It's been a year since the legendary graffiti wall at Houston & Bowery in NYC saw the light of day, but this weekend it reemerged from an ongoing construction project to be coated by longtime Supertouch buddy & notorious Popagandist Ron English in his garish tribute to the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KEHINDE WILEY “A NEW REPUBLIC” RETROSPECTIVE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSUEM

April 16, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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For over 13 years, L.A. native Kehinde Wiley has been mashing up classical old master compositions with modern black subjects to create his own brand of modern neo-classicism that is equally loved and reviled by fans and critics alike. Polarizing as his intricate, kitsch-laden grand-scale paintings may be, their place in the annals of modern art history has been firmly solidified by Read More

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FILM | STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE NEW TRAILER

April 16, 2015  |  Film  |  No Comments

We've all been reeling since the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka: Episode VII) appeared last November and today, JJ Abrams gives us a better look at what's in store this Christmas. Sure, we get a better look at the series' young new heroes Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey, and John Boyega as Finn (really, these are the names?) but who cares? It's all about Read More

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POP LIFE | DABS MYLA DESIGN THE 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

April 15, 2015  |  Film  |  No Comments

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Few things on earth are as utterly dated & irrelevant as the MTV Movie Awards, but here to freshen up this year's presentation were LA-based Australian street art duo Dabs Myla who created an immersive onstage environment populated by their trademark cast of vintage animation inspired characters. Having gone wild with a Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA “BESAME MUCHO” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

April 14, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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The must-see show in LA at the moment is by none other than Supertouch buddy Tomoo Gokita whose newest body of tonal paintings, Besame Mucho, opened its doors at Honor Fraser's esteemed gallery over the weekend. Acclaimed for his black and white gouache canvases that incorporate exceptional draftsmanship with surreal Read More

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