Archive for May, 2007

NYC///CRUMBS OF GREATNESS…

May 17, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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The ever-elusive R. CRUMB may have been a no-show at his eponymous NYC opening last week at David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea (the artist rarely leaves his home in France), but the work on display spanning over 40 years of Crumb's life in comix and beyond more than made up for his ever-shrinking physical presence. Catch it before it closes June 19th. READ ON... Read More

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THE BIG GAME SHOW IN THE SKY…

May 17, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

Just in from ST contributor Eric White: SALVADOR DALÍ on "What's My Line" circa 1956...

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NY-LA///STREET CURRENCY…

May 15, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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We always knew SHEPARD FAIREY was only in it for the money, and now he's even printing his own: Recently spotted in crumpled piles on the streets of NYC and LA are these newly designed OBEY dolla-dolla-bills, meticulously created from scratch with all the detail of real currency by none other than the master counterfeiter himself. Street walkers keep your eyes peeled for these incredibly realistic notes floating around the nation at sneaker level leading up to the opening of Shep's forthcoming gallery show "E Pluribus Venom" at JONATHAN LEVINE FINE ARTS Jun 23 thru Jul 21. You've been warned...

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LA///STUDIO VISIT: ZZ x DRx…

May 14, 2007  |  art, Art Freaks, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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ZZ TOP's own Rev. BILLY F GIBBONS (with wifie Gilligan) paid the good DR ROMANELLI a housecall when he dropped by the private DRx studios to dream up some new collabo ZZ stage gear. Keep your eyes peeled for the incredibly kool kustom results coming soon...

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LA///DESIGNOMITE!…

May 14, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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"Dorodnicyn Audio Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR Sound System," by Chris Beas

For those in LA with an eye for the unusual, be sure to stop by one of our favorite art hotspots, the incredibly named BLACK DRAGON SOCIETY, where two very cool shows, "DESIGNOMITE:  Design By Artists," and "BART ESPOSITO: Figure Looks a Lot Like Me in Paint" remain on display until this Saturday,  May 19th. Bart Esposito's vaguely figurative abstract work is  really a beautiful thing, while Chris Beas' massive multicolor speakerbox installation makes "Designomite" worth the drive...

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Paintings by Bart Esposito 

BLACK DRAGON SOCIETY: 961 & 971 Chung King Road, Los Angele, Black-dragon-society.com...

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BRASIL x SCOTLAND: THE GRAFFITI PROJECT…

May 14, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Just when you thought you'd seen graffiti on every imaginable surface, prepare to see it on the side of a medieval castle. Kelburn Castle, to be exact, in rural Scotland, where Brasilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos, Nina Pandolfo, and Nunca have assembled to cover the entire historical edifice in their own inimitable brand of colorful South American street art. The artistic team will live in the castle together for a month while they adorn the building with its most modern surface treatment since the castle was first constructed sometime around 1200 AD. Check back for updates as the project progresses and check out thegraffitiproject.net for the full lowdown...

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NYC///SKYJACKING…

May 10, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Our propagandist-at-large, RON ENGLISH has been at it again, skyjacking the billboards of NYC with a vengeance. No one does it better...

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SUPERTOUCH IN THE N-Y-C…

May 8, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Just dropped into the NYC for a two-week look at the madness that is the isle of Manhattan in May. Stay tuned for grimy details to come...

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LA///ON THE WALL WITH TIM BISKUP…

May 7, 2007  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Had a chance to watch TIM BISKUP put the finishing touches on his ever-evolving HELIO mural today at the corner of LaBrea & Melrose in Hollywoodland. Look for a very special Biskup x Helio event coming up soon (details on the way)...

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NYC///MURAKAMI IN THE NEWS…

May 7, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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A great article by CAROL VOGEL on TAKASHI MURAKAMI's latest NYC solo show popped up in today's NYTimes (www.nytimes.com). READ ON... Read More

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