Archive for November, 2007

LA///ROSTARR IN STEREO…

November 18, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Stereo Skates' Jason Lee goes smooth for Rostarr...

The calligraphic stylings of our boy Romon Yang, aka: ROSTARR were the featured selection at TURNTABLE LAB in Hollywood, where his solo show of new artwork presented by STEREO SKATEBOARDS kicked off on Saturday nite. Freshly-shorn Stereo founder JASON LEE was on hand to host the gig while THE GASLAMP KILLER and FROSTY/DUBLAB handled the wheels of steel. And of course, what art show would be complete without the launch of a signature shoe, which, in this case happened to be the guest Rostarr model by CLAE FOOTWEAR. Supertouch blogger DARREN "DR" ROMANELLI was onsite with the visiting SOPHNET crew to peep the scene. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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COOL SHITE///THE NEW CUBISTS…

November 18, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

It's crazy enough that the "WORLD RUBIK'S CUBE CHAMPIONSHIP" is even a real thing, but Chris Krueger's record-setting performance for correctly configuring one BLINDFOLDED (1 minute, 15 seconds) at this year's competition in Budapest, Hungary (the obvious location) is quite possibly the coolest nerd trick on Earth. Just peep those preliminary mental calculations with his crazy Rubik spider fingers. Dude is 100% operating on some next level skillsets...

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LA///JOE SORREN GOES HOLLYWOOD…

November 17, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Joe Sorren and clairvoyant collector Patricia Arquette...

Yeah, the opening happened late last month, but from the better-late-than-never files come our flix of JOE SORREN's VIP preview party for his solo "While the Trucks on the Highway all Howl" show at BILLY SHIRE FINE ARTS in Culver City, care of Supertouch blogger, TIM BISKUP. It was a star-studded affair for our golden boy from Arizona whose beautiful show of delicately rendered medium and large-scale oil paintings sold out (at prices ranging from $20—$80K) long before the doors opened to the public on October 27. PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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NYC///LAST CHANCE///MARK DEAN VECA AT JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY…

November 16, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Inside Mark Dean Veca's "art womb"...

New Yorkers who've been sleeping on the genius of MARK DEAN VECA have until this Saturday, November 16th to experience the biomorphic Day-Glo paradise that is his "Imbroglio" installation at JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY in Chelsea. For those not yet acquainted with Mr V's inimitable organic stylings, this womb-like ceiling-to-floor environment of intestinal detailing and Pop culture portraiture will prove an awe-inspiring primer. HAVE A LOOK (and keep an eye out for an interview with MDV coming soon): Read More

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DENVER///LAST CHANCE///INSIDE JOSH KEYES’ LOST WORLD…

November 15, 2007  |  art, LA  |  Comments Off

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"Treadmill #2", 30"x40", acrylic on canvas, 2007 

It may be a long haul for most art fans, but for Denver residents, JOSH KEYES' current show at LIMITED ADDICTION gallery is a must-see affair before it closes its doors this Saturday, November 16th. Hailing from Oakland, CA, this young Washington State-bred artist creates compelling photorealistic and sharply satirical vignettes exploring the issues plaguing the natural world, most notably habitat loss, pollution, overpopulation, and the general evils of human infringement. Serious degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale attest to his formidable rendering chops which must be witnessed in person to be fully appreciated—a trait that is in short supply in much of today's fine art world. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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FILM///THE REAL “AMERICAN GANGSTER”…

November 15, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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If you thought "AMERICAN GANGSTER" didn't exactly live up to all the hype (we didn't), peep the original text on OG Frank Lucas in New York Magazine that kickstarted the flick in the first place. It's better than the movie:

THE RETURN OF SUPERFLY
Frank Lucas, once the city's biggest, baddest heroin kingpin, the original O.G. in chinchilla, now seems like just a very likable guy. But don't be fooled.
By Mark Jacobson, Published Aug 7, 2000

During the early seventies, when for a sable-coat-wearing, Superfly-strutting instant of urban time he was perhaps the biggest heroin dealer in Harlem, Frank Lucas would sit at the corner of 116th Street and Eighth Avenue in a beat-up Chevrolet he called Nellybelle. Then living in a suite at the Regency Hotel with 100 custom-made, multi-hued suits in the closet, Lucas owned several cars. He had a Rolls, a Mercedes, a Corvette Sting Ray, and a 427 muscle job he'd once topped out at 160 mph near Exit 16E of the Jersey Turnpike, scaring himself so silly that he CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING...

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ROAD TRIPPIN’///JOSE PARLA, SUITMAN, ROSTARR and DEANNE CHEUK ON THE “NEW GRAND TOUR”…

November 14, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Shanghai nite vision...

Inspired by a sense of adventure and a search for new knowledge, the like-minded creative quartet of JOSÉ PARLÁ, SUITMAN, ROSTARR, and DEANNE CHEUK embarked on a ten-day trip through China last month called “THE NEW GRAND TOUR,” made possible through support from DIESEL. Established in the sixteenth century, and widely practiced throughout the seventeenth, the concept of a “Grand Tour” was one designed to allow elite young British students the opportunity to learn about Read More

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SHOWTIME///WK INTERACT ANNOUNCES “THE TRAIL”…

November 14, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Urban saboteur and Supertouch contributor WK INTERACT has just announced his forthcoming show of dangerous new work, "The Trail," set to open at the ESPEIS ARCHETYPE gallery in Williamsburg on Friday, November 30th. Keep an eye on Supertouch for updates and sneek peeks as the date draws near...

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FEATURE///AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE GIANT & USUGROW…

November 12, 2007  |  art, Feature, Street Life  |  Comments Off

gal_artist_96_1945_usugrow6.jpg Masters of the black & white image, USUGROW and MIKE GIANT blew the doors off San Francisco's aptly titled WHITE WALLS GALLERY when their eponymous joint show opened to a throng of adoring fan boys and girls this weekend. Now, Supertouch sits down for a chat with both masters of black & white for a closer look at the methods to their fine line madness:

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SOUTHLAND///EVERLAST///THE NASHVILLE CHRONICLES PART II: JOHNNY CASH’S CABIN…

November 12, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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This ain't Uncle Jed's crib...

Our own itinerant musician, EVERLAST (aka: Mr Whitey Ford) has been making regular trips back to the heartland of the South after wrapping up production last month on his forthcoming solo album, "Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford." His latest jaunt took him to one of the meccas of country music, the Cash family cabin in Nashville, where some hang time with Johnny's son, John Carter Cash revealed a trove of family artifacts. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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