Archive for September, 2008
Just rolled into London to catch the upcoming DAMIEN HIRST auctions on Monday and Tuesday, September 15th & 16th at SOTHEBY'S. Titled "Beautiful Inside My Head Forever" sale is revolutionary in both size and precedent, as no other artist has ever offered this much original directly to the buying public via auction before. If all 223 pieces of art ranging from spin art skull paintings to new pickled tank animal pieces sell as briskly as critics are predicting, the British Bad Boy stands to net over £120 million from the sale. Not a bad take for a couple days of gavel banging. Stay tuned to Supertouch in the coming days for the full update...
Last nite’s opening of SHEPARD FAIREY’s new sold-out solo show “Duality of Humanity” at WHITE WALLS GALLERY confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt that the so-called street artist is officially bringing in hot chicks from outta town as ringer “fans” to his exhibitions. In a city with the highest hags-per-capita rating in the nation (the highest number of unshaven and dreadlocked females snagged the #2 spot), there was simply no other viable explanation for the unreal presence of hot female art lovers in a city that literally has four, maybe five hot girls—tops—residing within the city limits. Can it possibly be that this middle-aged, married father of two has what it takes to drive the young ladies wild with his sexy stencil and wheatpasting chops? We think not, but if—by some strange miracle—it’s true, imagine what he could do with openings in similarly hottie-deficient cities like Portland & Seattle. Did we mention that this new work is all about war & rock ‘n’ roll and that literally every one of the 100+ pieces was sold out before the doors even cracked to the public? HAVE A LOOK: Read More
NYC bad boy and official "Beautiful Loser," ESPO made his inimitable hightop-faded presence felt in Italy when his new show "Separating Light From Dark" opened at GALLERIA PATRICIA ARMOCIDA. Fresh off this summer's street buzz for his controversial "Waterboard Thrill Ride" installation on Coney Island, the man otherwise known as STEPHEN POWERS unveiled a tight new series of wordy tableauxs to the spaghetti-eating faithful in the true fashion capital of the world. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Putting a nice cap to a typically balmy LA summer is the phenomenal retrospective of landmark 1980s drawings by seminal punk artist RAYMOND PETTIBON at West Hollywood's REGEN PROJECTS opening this weekend. Culled from both the artist's personal archives and the gallery's collection of vintage work, the art presented here covers the years 1979—1989, Pettibon's most fertile and landmark period. It was during this time of economic and social upheaval in the Southland that Pettibon's iconic style was set in stone and he began illustrating Black Flag's album covers and show flyers, putting an indelible visual stamp on the erupting hardcore punk movement that would define the sound of the era. Don't sleep! HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Celebrating the global release of the new “Beautiful Losers” documentary movie, head loser AARON ROSE, in conjunction with NIKE SPORTSWEAR has organized a series of over 30 artist-led “Make Something!” workshops in Tokyo, NYC, San Francisco, and LA. Designed to bring street-level art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth, the roster of instructors includes such youth culture art heroes as Mike Mills, KAWS, Ed Templeton, Eric Elms, Mister Cartoon, Todd James (REAS), Tommy Guerrero, and Geoff McFetridge, to name a few. To date, the NYC program has wrapped up and we're deep in the cut with inspiring sessions in LA at the MONTALBAN THEATER (where the black & white Geoff McFetridge designed wallpaper has become a de facto coloring book) including Zine Making with Aaron Rose, Film Score with Money Mark, Pom Poms with Jesse Spears, Skate Graphics with Ed Templeton, Sneaker Design with Jesse Leyva, Drawing with Mike Mills, and Movie Posters with Keith Scharwath. More sessions will continue through the fall with highlights including Design with Paul Mittleman, and Tattooing with Mister Cartoon. Meanwhile, PEEP THE RECAP: Read More
Perennial Supertouch favorite, Philly-based sculptor AJ FOSIK has unleashed his trademark menagerie of fractalized wooden animals upon the art frogs of Paris with the debut of his fantastically-titled "Stiff Meat" exhibition at GALLERY L.J. BEAUBOURG this month. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
The photo of the day comes to us from, uh.... From... Ummmm... Oops, sorry, busy looking at the photo. The photo of the day comes to us from our friend the SARTORIALIST. Thank god for NYC and warm weather. Soon these will all be covered up in big, ugly fluffy coats...
Like millions of Americans, Supertouch homie/Vice Magazine founder/ STREETCARNAGE overlord GAVIN McINNES’ firstborn daughter Sophie was born completely unable to walk. Ever the vigilant parent, McInnes devoted the first 14 months of her life fighting the odds searching for a cure for her crippling condition, a quest documented in his newly-released film, “Sophie Can Walk.” Spoiler alert: You will weep…**Also available in the Streetcarnage parenting 101 series: “HOW TO RAISE HOOD RATS” (essential viewing)