Archive for August, 2008

ROAD TRIPPIN’///BANKSY JOINS THE KKK IN ALABAMA

August 30, 2008  |  art, Banksy, Graffiti, News, Road Trippin, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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After painting the town in New Orleans this past week, rogue British street artist BANKSY had the good sense to get out of Hurricane Gustav's way and piloted his caravan towards the Old South stronghold of ALABAMA where these newest hits quickly popped up. Keep an eye on ST for updates as Her Majesty's royal artist makes his way east, spraycan in hand. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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BRASIL///THE HILLS HAVE EYES: JR IN THE FAVELAS OF RIO

August 30, 2008  |  art, Art Stunts, Brasil, Cool Shit, Graffiti, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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And you thought London was under surveillance...

French photographer/street artist JR, best known for his technique of photographing inhabitants of an area & pasting the resulting imagery up on grand scale around the community, has taken to the favelas of RIO DE JANEIRO in a grand project to honor the female residents of one of the world's biggest slums in a hillside installation called “28 Millimetres: Women”. Following in the footsteps of his recent large-scale installation in Spain, JR has truly outdone himself with this massive paste up, the scope of which is simply stunning. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NEWS///MARC QUINN TO UNVEIL GOLD KATE MOSS “SPHINX” SCULPTURE

August 29, 2008  |  art, London, News, Next Big Thing  |  Comments Off

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Top: A close up of Quinn's new golden Kate Moss "Sphinx" sculpture. Below: Quinn's original "Sphinx" in white... 

British sculptor and scarily dedicated KATE MOSS fan MARC QUINN whose incredible sculptures of the aging supermodel in a variety of yoga poses made even the most art oblivious take note in 2006 has announced that a $2.8 million, 110-pound solid gold statue of his most prominent Moss sculpture will be unveiled at the BRITISH MUSEUM in October. Hailed as the largest gold sculpture built in the world since ancient Egypt, the new work will take center stage at a group show of new artwork by leading modern British Artists including Damien Hirst. Says Quinn of his inspiration for the work, "I thought the next thing to do would be to make a sculpture of the person who's the ideal beauty of the moment, but even Kate Moss doesn't live up to the image." Keep an eye on ST for a closer look at the sculpture as the exhibition opening approaches. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NEWS///STREET LIFE///BANKSY PAINTS NEW ORLEANS AS KATRINA MEMORIAL

August 29, 2008  |  Banksy, Feature, Graffiti, New Orleans, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

banksyopener.jpg One wouldn't normally expect to find the world's most Googled street artist lurking among the ruins of the lower ninth ward in NEW ORLEANS, but that's just where renegade stencil artist BANKSY has been holed up for the past week, covering the desiccated city with art to commemorate the anniversary of KATRINA, the hurricane that killed 1800 people when it struck the coastal city in 2005. Said Banksy of the operation, "Three years after Katrina I wanted to make a statement about the state of the clean-up operation,” and attested that the city's levee wall offered "the best painting surface in the state of Louisiana.” In the art world, timing is everything, and as the anonymous bomber wraps up his project, the city once again braces for the onslaught of an oncoming tropical storm. Hopefully, once residents realize what's been painted on their doorstop, a quick sawsall session and a little eBay savvy will net them enough to build a mansion in the French Quarter. HAVE A LOOK:

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DENVER///STREET POLITIKS///SPIKE LEE AT THE DNC

August 29, 2008  |  art, Denver, News, Obama, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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Yo, it must be the shoes...

In town to ride the BARACK OBAMA express, none other than MARS BLACKMAN himself (aka: SPIKE LEE) dropped in on the "Manifest Hope" art show at the DNC this week to catch up with Obama's First Artist & Supertouch's own SHEPARD FAIREY whose giant original Barack piece was the centerpiece of the show. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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DENVER///STREET LIFE///ON THE WALL WITH SHEPARD FAIREY AT THE DNC

August 29, 2008  |  Denver, Graffiti, Obama, Politiks, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Just another brick in the wall...

Like his comrade-in-arms RON ENGLISH, guerilla street artist SHEPARD FAIREY is also on the move in Denver, keeping the city walls well dressed while BARACK's in town. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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DENVER///KUSTOM KULTURE///ASS, GAS, OR GRASS, NO ONE RIDES IN THE OBAMA VOLVO FOR FREE!

August 29, 2008  |  Denver, Kustom Kulture, Obama  |  Comments Off

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We really need to meet the owners of the OBAMA VOLVO. They look really, um, politically astute. For them, we might even consider going bio-diesel. Call us...

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DENVER///POLITIKS///RON ENGLISH DOES THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

August 29, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, News, Obama, Politiks, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Ronnie packs up the kids for a summer vacation in Denver...

Street art saboteur and renegade Supertouch Popagandist RON ENGLISH has taken to the streets in Denver where he's front and center at the pro-OBAMA art-a-thon that is the "Manifest Hope" gallery show supporting "Barry" during his DNC tour-de-force. Of course, his art wasn't confined to the sterile gallery walls and soon Ronnie's street bombs began appearing in lotsa places they weren't supposed to. Here we get a peek at the first bits. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON///OPENINGS///WK INTERACT & ANTHONY LISTER AT ELMS LESTERS

August 29, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, London, News, Openings, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Top to bottom: WK x Lister. Quien es mas macho?... 

The French & British finally made amends when Supertouch's own art frog WK INTERACT and limey street artist ANTHONY LISTER teamed up for an imaginatively titled joint art show, "WK - Lister," at the progressive ELMS LESTERS PAINTING ROOMS. Opening last week to a throng of rabid fan boys & girls, the sellout show—especially notable for including WK's first color works ever—proved once again, that the art world is now officially recession-proof. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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UK///STREET LIFE///ON THE WALL IN LONDON WITH WK INTERACT

August 29, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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It's summer in London (yes, that cold dankness is considered "sunny weather"), and the city walls have once again bloomed with the fresh artwork of Supertouch's own French street art ambassador, WK INTERACT. In town for the opening of his joint art show with fellow painter ANTHONY LISTER at the venerable ELMS LESTERS PAINTING ROOMS, monsieur Interact has once again left his signature black & white fingerprints on some of the city's prime real estate. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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