Archive for September, 2007
Goth girls and boys who have yet to make their honorific pilgrimage to CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA's retrospective "Tragic Kingdom" show at the SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART best organize their hustle and fire up the Dodge Omni before September 23, when it all comes tumbling down. The show is yet another important step for underground artists like Garcia who have long struggled to be recognized outside of the confines of the gallery world and well worth the road trip. Assembling some of the best work of her career, which now spans over ten distinct series of paintings, the overview is a real tour de force for one of LA's brightest art stars and the accompanying nine-part video series accompanying the exhibit is Read More
Japanese Pop artist and Takashi Murakami disciple CHIHO AOSHIMA unveiled a phenomenal & eponymous show of new work at Paris' GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN last week. Blending her influences of modern anime/manga and classical ukiyo-e printmaking, Aoshima has forged her own "Superflat floating world" that incorporates traditional Japanese themes of nature and the sprit world with futuristic visions of alien life and humanized cityscapes that is truly Read More
Legendary punk artist turned blue chip art star RAYMOND PETTIBON snapped necks this week when his show of new work "Here's Your Irony Back (The Big Picture)" debuted at DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY to a packed (and mixed) house of young fans and monied collectors more familiar Black Flag as a brand of pest control than southern California Hardcore. Pettibon's ascent in the "CapitolÃ¢â‚¬â€œA" art world has been meteoric in recent years with his pen and ink pieces fetching fees in the six figure range and his vintage punk era work being sold at auctions to the sort of clientele the musical movement he so indelibly branded sought to Read More
Funkadelic fans should take note of a rare show original art by OG funk god/legendary crackhead GEORGE CLINTON and one of Parliament's most memorable artists, OVERTON LOYD, happening this week at LA's MELT GALLERY. Opening this Thursday, "The Sonic Entrance" focuses on music-based artwork by such additional artists as Brent Rollins and Hideki Nakajima, but it's the Detroit funk that's the real draw here. That, and the swirling rumor that both George and Overton will make personal appearances at the show. The venue's back parking lot has already been cleared to make room for the mothership's landing... Read More
Supertouch buddy JUDITH SUPINE continues to take his guerilla installation art beyond street level, this time setting loose one of his radioactive green creations on the East River to take a little dip. Apparently, "The Splasher" doesn't have access to a boat...
In downtown NYC the freaks come out during the day, especially when the annual DEITCH PROJECTS ART PARADE (in association with Creative Time and Paper Magazine) comes to town. Beginning at Houston St this past Saturday, September 8th, the mile-long conga line of freaks, geeks, hipsters, and artists including ESPO, Tauba Auerbach, Friends With You, EV Day, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Asuka Ohsawa, and Kenny Scharf (the parade's first "King") made its way down West Broadway to the gallery on Grand Street in a procession of floats, portable sculptures, costumed dance troupes, and painted ladies that made even the most hardened winos take pause. Luckily, our man on the scene ERIK FOSS (aka: Stuntboy) made the scene, camera in hand. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Supertouch's own resident Popagandist, RON ENGLISH, has barely been able to tear himself away from his easel this summer. After a quick jolt of the white stuff, however, our boy managed to hit the corner store and reclaim some visual real estate...
It's no secret that we at Supertouch can't get enough of OS GEMEOS, and we only wish we could have been in Milano last week for the opening of their first solo show in Italy, "Assum Preto," at the new GALLERIA PATRICIA ARMOCIDA. Luckily, our man Zio Paolino keeps his finger on the shutter and brought us back pix of the event. Have a look: Read More
Musician, art collector, bon vivant, and Supertouch blogger EVERLAST (aka: "The Johnny Cash of Hip-Hop") murdered the month of August, just to take September off. From Miami to Brussels, it was all a blur of guitars, girls, and gambling with his solo band including DJ Muggs and his new Hip-Hop supergroup, La Coka Nostra. CHECK THE RECAP: Read More
Young travelers familiar with the neon paradise that is Tokyo's SHINJUKU district know it as a Blade Runner-esque haven for electronics shops, pachinko machines, and clubs of every description. What some don't realize is that less than 30 years ago the area was nothing more than an ordinary block of "superflat" real estate in a then-burgeoning metropolis. Have a look at this insane time-lapse video of Shinjuku's rise from 1969Ã¢â‚¬â€2004, all shot from the exact same vantage point and compressed into a scant 10 seconds. GO!...
[video]http://youtube.com/watch?v=gHv9V914aso[/video]Photo by Shinnygogo. Thanx, J...