Archive for July, 2007
A very interesting show exploring the modern Pop landscape is "Popcentric" at NYCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s GERING & LÃƒÂ³PEZ GALLERY. Curated by fast-rising art star MICHAEL BEVILACQUA and featuring new work by thirteen internationally known artists including Dimitrios Antonitsis, John Armleder, Guido Bagini, Michael Bevilacqua, Liz Craft, Dexter Dalwood, Carl D'Alvia, Fischerspooner, KAWS, Christian Lemmerz, Bruce Richards, Mario Schifano, and Francesco Simeti, the show takes a wide-ranging look at the modern art landscape through a variety of Read More
TRANSFORMERS sucked and so does the soundtrack. Let's time travel back to the real deal and the sick tunes:
AND THE ILL TRIBUTE:
Design snobs take note, Supertouch ÃƒÅ“ber-Allies HOUSE INDUSTRIES are poised to release one of their finest products yet, an exclusive limited edition of 10 numbered solid maple and walnut sculptures of the iconic Ray & Charles Eames House in Pacific Palisades, CA. The ultra-exclusive replicas will be sold at a special Read More
Supertouch buddies SARAH and the rocksteady COLETTE crew have just staged the French installment of the traveling art exhibit "Joy Ride," a group show celebrating cycling culture alongside the roving BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL (July 26thÃ¢â‚¬â€œ29th). Featuring such varied international artists as Phil Frost, Michel Gondry, Erik Foss (aka: Stuntboy), Daze, Madsaki, Steve MacDonald, Ko Masuda, Swoon, Peter Sutherland, and Cheryl Dunn, to name a few, the Read More
JAMIE O'SIMPSON, jaundiced, but not jaded...
Been away for a week having a new baby girl, and to welcome her into the world, "UNCLE PUSHEAD" has created this incredibly limited run of special "SUPERTOUCH It's a Girl" pink Skullpirate vinyl toys by SECRET BASE. Limited to 22 pieces (double her birthdate of 7-11-2007) they feature custom Pushead "baby Skullpirate" artwork and a supersoft Japanese baby washcloth to boot. Looks like she's off to a good start...
7/07/2007 saw some serious partying worldwide and Brooklyn was no exception. To launch their new vintage running collection, NIKE hosted a day of events centered around the company's illustrious 1970's running heritage with a retro campaign called "Re-Run." Starting off in D.U.M.B.O., the day got moving with a massive public performance by legendary Japanese noise rockers the BOREDOMS at The Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, who shook things up with a carefully choreographed performance that included 77 drummers. Moving down the street to the PowerHouse Arena, the party kept going at an AARON ROSE-curated installation celebrating the campaign with art by Read More
You don't hear too much about what's happening beneath the art radar in beautiful EspaÃƒÂ±a, but Bar"thh"elona's IGUAPOP GALLERY has quietly been putting on great shows of young artists for years now with little outside attention, but much domestic success. Their current MISS VAN-curated show, "Bestial," brings together an interesting crowd of artists from very different walks including JEREMY FISH, AIKO, MIKE GIANT, HERBERT BAGLIONE, JUNKO MIZUNO, ANGELIQUE HOUTKAMP, SUNNY BUICK, KEV GREY, KID ACNE, LANDRY ET LIMBO, NANO4814, MADEMOISELLE KAT, CIOU, FAWN GEHWEILER, and POPI JABIANSKY with a unifying, Read More
Fans of vintage Japanese illustration and fantasy art (with enough spare change for a plane ticket to Tokyo) will be amazed to see the first posthumous exhibit of original art by the master MOTOICHIRO TAKEBE, now open at the city's YAYOI MUSEUM. Elaborately titled, "The World of Eternal Heroes and HeroinesÃ¢â‚¬â€From Picture Story Shows to Sci-Fi Art," the show chronicles the career of one of Japan's most influential commercial artists with a huge array of original works, many never before exhibited. Takebe began his career creating widely-acclaimed covers for children's books in the 1950s and went on to define the look of Sci-Fi illustration in his native Japan throughout the 1960s and '70s. Influenced by his American contemporaries, Takebe brought a hybrid Americanized style to Japan and his scantily-clad Asian/Anglo pinup girls became a staple of Read More
In honor of the HEAT WAVE that's currently gripping the nation, Supertouch's own RON ENGLISH has "liberated" yet another billboard with an image of a world sunken beneath the rising tides of melting ice caps...