Archive for December, 2008

WTF?!? FILES///FILM///FIRST LOOK: THE THUNDERCATS MOVIE

December 23, 2008  |  Film, First Look  |  Comments Off

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BRAD PITT as Lion-o. Need we say more?...

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GERMANY///TAKASHI MURAKAMI LOOMS LARGE IN FRANKFURT

December 18, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, First Look, Germany, Murakami, News  |  Comments Off

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Much has been said here at Supertouch about Japanese Pop master TAKASHI MURAKAMI's traveling art circus otherwise known as his "© Murakami" show and its previous stops in LA & Brooklyn, so now that it's touched down in Frankfurt Germany at the MUSEUM FÜR MODERNE KUNST, we'll be happy to make do with a quick peek at the new installation and some of its recently-added pieces before it wraps up on January 4th. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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DESIGN///PARRA’S AMAZING NEW SIT-ABLE SCULPTURE

December 18, 2008  |  art, Design, News  |  Comments Off

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Finally, we get a closer look at the forthcoming chair/sculpture by Dutch designer & artist PARRA who created the edition in conjunction with character & toy design house TOYKYO and debuted it at his show "Boo to the Hoo" at Paris' LAZY DOG GALLERY earlier this month. No word yet on edition size, price, or colorways, but this little beauty is a must-have nonetheless. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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SOUTH AMERICA///ABOVE GOES HUGE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE

December 18, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, News, South America, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Elusive street artist ABOVE went huge last month and dropped this massive dissertation on the virtues of left and right-handedness in Santiago, Chile, where the locals probably scratch their heads in disbelief every day at the sheer weirdness of it...

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WTF?!? FILES///TRASH 2.0///THE WAFFLE HOUSE WEDDING ALBUM

December 18, 2008  |  WTF???  |  Comments Off

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So bad, yet so good...

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NEWS///ART & POLITIKS///SHEPARD FAIREY CREATES OBAMA COVER FOR NEW TIME MAG “PERSON OF THE YEAR” ISSUE

December 17, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, News, Obama, Politiks, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Shep's Obama "Person of the Year" update...

It's been a massive year for Supertouch's own SHEPARD FAIREY who proved—incredibly—that a street artist with a lengthy arrest record could indeed brand the most revolutionary presidential campaign of modern times with iconic imagery born of the underground. Now, against seemingly even greater odds (and we mean bigger odds than being named one of GQ Magazine's "Men of the Year"), Shep's created the cover art for TIME MAGAZINE's new PERSON OF THE YEAR issue featuring President Elect BARACK OBAMA that also features a hilarious & long-lost photo shoot with the Big O during his college years in the '80s. In the words of Time: "Our cover portrait is by the street artist Shepard Fairey, whose roots are in the skateboarding world and whose early poster of then Senator Obama became the great populist image of the campaign. With this cover, Fairey has now created a new iconic image of the President-elect — a rich, multilayered poster that echoes but then expands on his original." Click HERE to read the interview.

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Barry O's '80s moment...


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LA///OPENINGS///RAYMOND PETTIBON’S “CUTTING ROOM FLOOR SHOW II” AT REGEN PROJECTS

December 16, 2008  |  art, First Look, LA, News, Openings, Origins of Style  |  Comments Off

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From Moai heads to buttplugged politicians, Ray left no visual stone unturned... 

As the year we're all ready to forget comes to a tantalizingly close finale, LA offered one last incredibly bright spot on the artistic horizon with the debut of underground art legend RAYMOND PETTIBON's show of new color works "Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II" at West Hollywood's REGEN PROJECTS. A counterpoint to his epic show of early 1970s & 80s black & white ink drawings at the gallery in September, Pettibon's installment of new work was awash in shockingly bright color, and armed with the poetic malaise and pointed cultural insight that is the hallmark of the artist's oeuvre. With wildly diverse subject matter ranging from the Bush administration, dogs & polar bears, Easter Island Moai heads, fighter jets, and baseball players & surfers, to the Notre Dame cathedral perched atop a military aircraft carrier, this SoCal hardcore punk art legend proves that innovative aesthetic evolution is a good thing, and that this year's overarching theme of "change" is indeed a motto to live by. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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SOUND & VISION///MR. ANDRE GETS ANIMATED FOR CAZALS’ “SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE” VIDEO

December 16, 2008  |  Animation, Graffiti, News, Paris, Street Art, Video  |  Comments Off

Notorious Parisian party boy street artist MR. ANDRE brings his trademark daddy-longlegged pink stickman to life for UK dance rockers CAZALS' new video for "Somebody Somewhere" and the results are nothing short of impressive. Let's just hope Banksy's rats stay put on their walls...

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DESIGN///INKWELL///DEDICATION

December 16, 2008  |  art, Design, Inkwell, News, Otaku  |  Comments Off

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Obsession for the iconic Eames chair springs eternal... 

We at Supertouch are diehard design geeks and avowed chair fetishists, but it appears one of our readers has one upped us. Permanently...

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Sitting on yer ass as fine art...

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OZ///DEVIL WORSHIP///NECK FACE ON THE LOOSE IN AUSTRALIA

December 13, 2008  |  Australia, Devil Worship, Graffiti, Neck Face, News, Street Art, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

On the seventh day, God created man. On the eighth, the Devil created NASTY NECK FACE's toenails...

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