Archive for August, 2007
BMW's first "Art Car" (what you thought Scion thought this up?) was created by Alexander Calder in 1975 and since then the incredibly selective program has hosted some of the legends of modern art including Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, and even dark outsider Ernst Fuchs. Now, the German automaker is touring its rolling art collection and this week saw a preview of the New Zeland installment at the Auckland Museum of Art. Featuring vintage chariots customized by ANDY WARHOL, FRANK STELLA, ROY LIECHTENSTEIN, and Australian artist KEN DONE, the exhibit brings out some of the company's most amazing vehicles with incredibly "period-correct" graphics. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Supertouch's ERIC WHITE strongly urges you not to sleep on the genius that is the latest video from KANYE WEST for "Can't Tell Me Nothin'' featuring the equally brilliant ZACH GALIFIANAKIS and WILL OLDHAM. Too funny for words. Hats off to Kanye for having the vision...
This Friday enjoy some clips of our favorite children's show of all time: KURE KURE TAKORA, aka: "Gimmie Gimmie Octopus." Broadcast on Fuji TV in Japan from October 1973 Ã¢â‚¬â€ September, 1974, with a total of 260 shows, each three minute episode revolved around the central character, Takura, a tree dwelling octopus (of course) who coveted everything in view of his spyglass, saying "KURE, KURE! (I want it)." Truly akin to Sesame Street on bad acid, it was one of the most surreal shows to ever air and the template for decades of inimitable Japanese weirdness to come...
This week Supertouch's DANTE ROSS dropped in on the charity art auction "The Walls Belong to UsÃ¢â‚¬Â to aid imprisoned graffiti artist KET, aka: Alain Ket MaridueÃƒÂ±a. Behind bars and facing several graffiti-related felony charges in multiple boroughs, his artistic peers showed their support by donating original pieces of art to be auctioned for the benefit of his legal defense fund which could easily be exhausted as his cases come to call in the next few months. For more info on Ket and his cases, click HERE, to bid on original artwork by Barry McGee, Futura, Haze, Dondi, and more, click HERE.Ã‚Â READ ON... Read More
Our manchild on the scene in the NYC, Erik Foss, aka: STUNTBOY (who's gone quite a long time without an accident, thank you) has had a very busy summer. And he barely even leaves his bar/art gallery Lit Lounge/Fuse... Read More
Flashing back to last weekend's COMICON geekfest in San Diego, we take a look at RON ENGLISH's own bride of Frankenstein in the making: Cathy The Cowgirl come to life. From canvas to vinyl to flesh, it's been a long time comin. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Checking in with one of our favorite new artists USUGROW, Supertouch gets an exclusive sneek peek at the setup for his joint show with artist NATE VAN DYKE at San Francisco's Upper Playground gallery, opening tomorrow nite, August 2nd. Debuting at the show alongside the pen & ink master's incredibly affordable original works, is Usugrow's new book featuring a beautiful black on black cover and images of his best works to date. Each original piece of artwork comes displayed in a frame custom made in Japan and stained black with Japanese calligraphy ink. Don't miss out. HAVE A LOOK: Read More