Archive for August, 2007

WAY OUT///ROCK OF AGES///BFG ON THE MOVE…

August 27, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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The bad man in black...

Supertouch's own resident rock legend and purveyor of outlaw culture-at-large, BILLY F GIBBONS, had what's called an "on" nite yesterday in Seattle when the ZZ boys went head-to-head with The Pretenders' CHRISSIE HYNDE and fellow gunslinger The Stray Cats' BRIAN SETZER onstage. It seems "Tube Snake Boogie" was the tune of choice. Chrissie's, that is...

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"Big Muff" indeed...

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LA///BAST AND FURIOUS…

August 26, 2007  |  art, London  |  Comments Off

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Staking his claim in LA, NY-based street artist BAST made his debut at Hollywood's NEW IMAGE ART with his first solo show, "Devilwood," this weekend amidst a throng of loyal supporters. Known for his Pop subversion of iconic cartoon characters, Bast mixed things up with a wall of homemade firearms, a Frankensteinian cuckoo clock, Entomological exhibits, and a wall of '80s style B-Boy taxidermy complete with grilles and Jesus pieces that stole the show. Take a peek: Read More

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NYC///STREET LIFE///WK INTERACT’S “BRING ME BACK” PHASE II…

August 24, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch blogger WK INTERACT dropped Phase II of his "Bring Me Back" anti-war street campaign today at the corner of Prince and Elizabeth. Expanding from single doorways to larger surfaces, this second installment is the run-up to his large-scale Phase III set to hit streets in the next few weeks. Keep yer eyes peeled...

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ROCK OF AGES///BFG///TIMELESS TELE…

August 24, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

Supertouch's own wandering rock legend BILLY F. GIBBONS, dat ZZ boy, checks in from the road with this vintage nugget he's uncovered in his archives:

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"Sepia original owner circa 1950. Some kinda scene, no...?!?!?!?!"

—Billy F Gibbons

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WTF??? FILES///CELL PHONE GRAFFITI…

August 24, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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From the "Why on Earth is this necessary/Death of underground culture" files comes news that MARK ECKO plans to unveil a series of LCD sidewalk billboards equipped with a bluetooth interface that allows passersby to use their cellphones as a spraycan cursor to create their own "digital graffiti" on the spot. We especially like the ultra hip & forward thinking "Keep On Rockin" slogan for the campaign. If there's a god above, The Splasher will coat all of these immediately...

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LONDON///THE ABC’s OF EINE…

August 24, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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We'd like to buy a consonant: "S"... 

Master alphabetizer EINE brought out a crowd for the opening of his first big solo show, "Vandal" at London's KEMISTRY GALLERY in Shoreditch this Wednesday nite. Featuring a giant pink and black "Mash The Tate" bomb on the entire facade of the gallery, the exhibition was easily visible from blocks away. Inside, the show featured a retrospective overview of his work from recent years all of which is Read More

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LONDON///BANKSY SPEAKS…

August 24, 2007  |  Banksy, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

BANKSY has finally broken his silence about the recent spate of third-party shows of his artwork, including the current "Banksy vs. Warhol" exhibit, by issuing the following elegantly calligraphed statement:

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UK///BANKSY BEATS THE SYSTEM…

August 24, 2007  |  art, Banksy, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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From the unbelievable but true files comes word that rail workers in London employed to remove graffiti around stations and on trains have been given emergency art lessons so they don't paint over pieces by BANKSY. The training comes after an "unenlightened" worker recently painted over one of the artist's landmark murals of a monkey blowing up a bunch of bananas with dynamite on Leake Street near the Waterloo tube Station. In an effort to ensure that no more of the artist's work is destroyed, all city cleaning contractors have been told to notify managers whenever they encounter graffiti that might be Banksy's, which is then examined by the city's resident art experts. Here's the best part: After determining that a piece is in fact genuine, the graffiti may then be removed and auctioned for charity...

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SPEAKING OF MURAKAMI…

August 23, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

Ever see this amazing Japanese commercial for TAKASHI MURAKAMI's previous LOUIS VUITTON handbag collaboration? The animation was produced by his own KaiKai Kiki studio and is only the first in a series of upcoming animated features and shorts set to hit screens in the upcoming year...

(Thanx, G...)

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LONDON///DATE FARMERS IN THE RAIN…

August 23, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddies (and official Paper Magazine "Beautiful People"), THE DATE FARMERS, finally made it big across the pond when the venerable LEONARD STREET GALLERY (in conjunction with MARSEA GOLDBERG and her LA-based NEW IMAGE ART GALLERY) hosted their solo show "Sacred Clowns and Dog Warriors." Of course, the boys weren't able to actually attend their own opening last Friday as they were only given a 12 hour window in the country after immigration officials learned that the duo had shown up for commercial purposes without proper work visas (hint: don't tell the customs officer you're "on vacation" while carrying a box of tools through the airport). Apparently Londoners appreciated the Read More

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