Archive for October, 2007

NYC///SUPERTOUCH HALLOWEEN SHOW: THE OPENING NITE RECAP…

October 31, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Shepard Fairey channels his inner fiend...

Supertouch's first annual Halloween art show, "The Beast in Me," produced in conjunction with TRISTAN EATON's Thunderdog Studios, hosted by upcoming Supertouch blogger LUPE FIASCO, and generously supported by RED BULL went off without a hitch this week at the SHOWROOM GALLERY NYC, drawing a monster crowd eager to get a glimpse at the monstrous side of over 60 of their favorite artists including Pushead, Shepard Fairey, Phil Frost, D*Face, REAS (Todd James), Stephan Jay Rayon (Hysteric Glamour), Doze Green, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Andy Cruz/House Industries, Mars-1, Steve Bliss, Friends With You, Nathan Cabrera, Tim Biskup, Kelsey Brookes, Jim Woodring, Mark Dean Veca, Gary Baseman, Slick, Nathan Jurevicius, James Jean, Usugrow, Glenn Barr, Pete Fowler, Rick Griffin, Stanley Mouse, Andrew Brandou, Makoto Kobiyashi, Miran Kim, Peter Taylor, Scott Campbell, Jeff Soto, Junko Mizuno, Mike Sutfin, Rich Jacobs, WK Interact, and more. We'll be posting all available art for sale on ST in the next day or so, so keep your eyes peeled for the chance to snag some OG work by your favorite artists. In the meantime, have a look at what you MISSED: Read More

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NYC///NASTY NECK’S HELL-O-WEEN…

October 31, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Neck Face's detractors are not suffered gladly... 

If your mission were to kill every hipster in the greater New York area, a well-placed bomb at last nite's NECK FACE Halloween opening would have surely done the trick. Held at the non-profit DACTYL space in SoHo, Nasty Neck's "Closed Casket" show was his largest and definitely most ambitious exhibit to date with large-scale disemboweled sculpture comprising the bulk of the work which was as bloody and hellish as ever. In fact, if you were taken to the spot blindfolded, when you opened your eyes amid the capacity crowd, you'd probably think you'd died and gone straight to hipster hell. And you might have been right. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NYC///TRUCKIN’…

October 31, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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LA///”© MURAKAMI”: THE OPENING GALA…

October 31, 2007  |  art, Kanye, LA, Murakami, News, Openings  |  Comments Off

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Murakami's Girls, Girls, Girls...

The to-die-for ticket in LA last weekend was the gala opening for TAKASHI MURAKAMI's retrospective "© Murakami" at MoCA on Sunday nite, and Supertouch allies GARY BASEMAN and Giant Robot's ERIC NAKAMURA were on site for the madness. Guest of honor KANYE WEST's performance was the draw, and a crowd of celebs and art world blue bloods (no mere mortals here folks) shelled out top dollar (minimum $5K per head) to snuggle up with the undisputed master of Japanese Pop at his lush MARC JACOBS/LOUIS VUITTON-hosted reception. PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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LONDON///SHEPARD HITS THE STREETS…

October 29, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Shepard's all seeing eye keeps a lookout for coppers... 

Across the pond for the past several weeks to prepare for his massive upcoming show, "NineteenEightyFouria," set to debut this Friday nite at STOLEN SPACE in London, upcoming Supertouch blogger SHEPARD FAIREY has been a very busy man indeed, wallpapering Fogtown's streets like they were his own private living room. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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ART & COMMERCE///ANDY’S MUSK…

October 28, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Luckily, Andy died before he could be accused of designing this bottle...

Ever wondered in your deepest private moments what the original King of Pop might have smelled like? In December, NYC-based boutique fragranciers BOND no 9 intend to spring their best guess upon us in the guise of their ANDY WARHOL "Silver Factory" perfume, the first in a series of licensed fragrances they plan to release in the late artist's name (lucky us). So what did the Silver Factory smell like, exactly? According to the company, "We conceived of Silver Factory as a smooth, smoky, spicy blend of interlacing incense (a key scent of the ‘60s), wood resin, and syrupy, seductive amber. But just to complicate things, we gave it a heart of jasmine, iris, and violet—a scent that Warhol was especially fond of. These slightly dissonant florals combine to evoke a metallic effect—that of warmed-up, molten silver, and then, for the merest hint of coolness, we threw in a handful of cedarwood." Wow, and we thought art writing was bad. So, basically, for $150, you too can smell like freshly smelted metal and cold wood with the extra-added bonus of having this lovely Warhol Foundation-approved decanter to prove your allegiance. We think a subtle mixture of powdered wig and old grilled cheese is probably a more accurate approximation of Andy's musk, but hey what do we know about perfume? Just please, for the love of god, don't pour this goop over yourself and come sit next to us on a plane...

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Our boy Warhola in his original Silver digs on the fifth floor of 231 E 47th Street circa 1965...

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LONDON///SEEN ON THE SCENE AT STOLEN SPACE…

October 27, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Old School/New School: Seen with his apt pupil, Shepard Fairey...

Pasty fogtown residents got a chance to get up close and personal with one of the graffiti world's living legends when SEEN, aka: "The Bronx Bomber" opened his new show of fine art, "Sign of The Times" at East End hotspot gallery STOLEN SPACE. On hand was West Coast accomplice SHEPARD FAIREY who's currently across the pond preparing for "NineteenEightyFouria," the biggest show of his career to date at Stolen Space's massive second location (the biggest private gallery space in London), opening November 2nd. It's official, if you like art, it's time to Read More

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LA///TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S “© MURAKAMI” AT MoCA: THE FIRST LOOK

October 26, 2007  |  art, LA, Murakami, News, Openings  |  Comments Off

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Master & Student: Murakami shows off his prize Protegee, Inoche...

A very select group of VIPs got the first look at TAKASHI MURAKAMI's groundbreaking retrospective, "© Murakami," at MoCA's GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY today where the artist's greatest visual hits from the past ten years are just days away from going on display to the good people of Los Angeles. Featuring over 100 of the artist's most important works to date, including massive sculptures (including one dipped in platinum) and multi-panel paintings alongside original drawings and vinyl toys & accessories, the show is the ultimate Read More

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LONDON///ART & COMMERCE///BANKSY BACK ON THE AUCTION BLOCK—THE UPDATE…

October 25, 2007  |  art, Art & Commerce, Banksy, Graffiti, Hype 2.0, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Banksy gets the white glove treatment he's always dreamed of at Bonham's in London...

As we reported earlier in the week (See text below), London's dominant nuevo riche street artist BANKSY was the star attraction at venerated auction house BONHAM's contemporary art sale this week. As expected, the bidding met or far exceeded the broker's conservative estimates, and a look at the list of works below reveals their redlined sale prices (keep in mind that many of these works were originally purchased for $500—$,1000, and are single color spray stencils that took no longer than 5 minutes to create). Have a look, and for current Banksy owners, start contemplating that secondary market flip that'll put an extra wing on your crib: Read More

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ROAD TRIPPIN///LOST IN MOROCCO WITH KELSEY BROOKES…

October 25, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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When our boy KELSEY BROOKES isn't getting busy at the drawing board, he's traveling the world in search of the perfect wave. This month's trip took him to Morocco where the camels were feisty and the waves were almost non-existent. But hey, it's all about the journey, right? HERE WE GO: Read More

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