Archive for May, 2009

LA///UNDFTD PAYS TRIBUTE TO SHAWN MORTENSEN

May 18, 2009  |  art, LA, News, Public Art, RIP  |  Comments Off

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We recently paid sincere homage to our dearly departed amigo SHAWN MORTENSEN in the pages of ST, and Hollywood institution UNDFTD has just unveiled a fitting tribute in the Hollywood skyline with this image of Shawn on one of his many trips to Africa. Rest in peace homie. You are gone, but not forgotten...

Photo by Jupiter

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OZ///PUBLIC ART///LANCE PATTISON SKATES “THE GREAT PETITION”

May 18, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Created in 2008 as a monument celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Victoria, Australia, "The Great Petition" sculpture was designed by artists SUSAN HEWITT and PENELOPE LEE to resemble the giant petition of 30,000 signatures offered to the Victorian Parliament in 1891 as evidence of widespread support for equal voting rights for women. The list of names ultimately led to the passage of the Adult Suffrage Act there in 1908. Flash-forward to 2009 and Aussie skater LANCE PATTISON can be found enhancing the artwork's fluid lines with ones of his own, as evidenced by this tre flip within the flowing scrolls of the endless feet of flattened white steel. Sometimes life does imitate art…

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Flix by Jean-Rene Vauzelle...
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ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG PUTS HIS CUSTOM SHEPARD FAIREY “DAILY DRIVER” TREK ART BIKE TO WORK IN THE GIRO D’ ITALIA

May 11, 2009  |  art, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has added his custom SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK Madone cycle into rotation as he rides in the 100th edition of the legendary GIRO D'ITALIA race in support of teammate LEVI LEIPHEIMER. With a matching Shepard Fairey-designed brain bucket to boot, Lance is sporting a coordinated ensemble that even Bruno would give an enthusiastic "Ach ja."

*Watch live feed of the Giro daily HERE...

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

May 10, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG RIDES KENNY SCHARF’S CUSTOM TREK MADONE TO 3RD PLACE WITH ASTANA ON GIRO’S OPENING DAY

May 9, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Tex warms up with airy mags in place...

Rolling through Venice, Italy, on the opening day of his first-ever run in the country's legendary GIRO D'ITALIA race, LANCE ARMSTRONG helped bring his ASTANA team in third place atop his new Supertouch-curated KENNY SCHARF custom-designed TREK TTX cycle in today's time trial. Recovering from his recent broken collarbone, Armstrong has stated that hopes of winning the centennial edition of the Italian race is out of the question while he strives to regain race shape in support of teammate LEVI LEIPHEIMER in the three week tour of Italy. SHEPARD FAIREY's custom Trek Madone hits the pavement tomorrow, keep an eye on ST for first looks...

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Kenny's art wheels in place for today's time trial...

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Just another day at the office...

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If you want something done right...

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ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG SETS UP HIS KENNY SCHARF AND SHEPARD FAIREY ART BIKES FOR THIS SATURDAY’S KICKOFF OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 8, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Lance inspects his Kenny Scharf-designed Trek TTX time trial bike (sans art wheels for now) with legendary coach Johan Bruyneel...

Stationed in Venice, Italy for the kickoff of this year's GIRO D'TALIA on Saturday, Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has just gotten his new KENNY SCHARF and SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK art cycles up and running and ready to hit the hills in the grand tour's epic centennial run. The 2009 Giro d'Italia celebrates the race's 100 year legacy—from Ganna to Contador—with a spectacular and unexpected route. It lacks the massive, mythical mountain passes and its final stage ends in the south for the first time in years. Riders will visit all of Italy's great cities including Venezia, Trieste, Milano, Torino, Firenze, Bologna, Napoli and Roma, and delivers deceptively difficult stages in the second half of the event. Stay tuned to ST for updates throughout the three-week run...

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INKWELL///NYC///SCOTT CAMPBELL’S MOTHERS DAY TATTOO DRIVE

May 7, 2009  |  art, Inkwell, News, NYC  |  Comments Off

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In Honor of MOTHER'S DAY, Supertouch's resident tattoo godfather SCOTT CAMPBELL will be doing "Mom" tattoos for $100 each on a first come first served basis this Sunday, May 10th at THE SMILE (SAVED TATTOO's second location in Manhattan). He will have a set of 5 designs to choose from that he drew up specifically for the occasion, and he will not tattoo these designs again after Sunday. Inking starts at 8am and Scotty will take as many people as he can until 6pm. Don't sleep!

THE SMILE: 26 Bond St, between Lafayette and Bowery, NYC.

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ITALY///GIRO’S NEW SHEPARD FAIREY HELMET FOR LANCE ARMSTRONG’S RUN IN THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 6, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, News, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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As if LANCE ARMSTRONG's Supertouch-curated custom SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK MADONE road cycle wasn't enough to snap necks at this month's GIRO D'ITALIA race, helmet company GIRO has just created a matching lid to up the ante. Incorporating swaths of graphics from Shep's race bike the helmet might just see the light of day on store shelves as an incredibly limited-edition run with proceeds from sales going to benefit LIVESTRONG. Keep an eye on ST for more updates in the coming week, including the chance to win one of the coveted brain buckets...

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Where your brain could end up without one of these lids...

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NEWS///THE MAKING OF LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY-DESIGNED TREK MADONE

May 5, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Shepard Fairey, Video  |  Comments Off

Creating SHEPARD FAIREY's new TREK MADONE racing cycle for LANCE ARMSTRONG's run in this month's GIRO D'ITALIA was no easy task. Luckily, Trek artist SHANE SIEDSCHLAG is nice with a blade and a decal sheet...

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When pressed about Shep's new bike in Rome today, Lance told an AP reporter: "I'm a fan of his artwork. I collect his artwork. The bike that he did for this race I think is pretty stunning."

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ITALY///FIRST LOOK: LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY & KENNY SCHARF ARTIST BIKES FOR THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 4, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, First Look, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Stages  |  Comments Off

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In a world exclusive we’re happy to reveal the first full look at LANCE ARMSTRONG’s newly completed Supertouch-curated TREK art bikes designed for his run in the upcoming GIRO D’ITALIA by artists SHEPARD FAIREY and KENNY SCHARF. The world’s most prestigious cycling stage race after the legendary Tour de France, the Giro is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009 and a lengthy run through several historic cities was designed to honor the event. Coincidentally this is also the only year Lance has ever entered the race, a historic first for the cancer crusading cyclist who broke his collarbone last month in a Spanish race. Lending their formidable creative talents to the challenge, Shepard and Kenny created two vastly different and utterly unique cycles to draw attention to Lance’s upcoming NIKE-backed “STAGES” anti-cancer art show benefiting LIVESTRONG that will debut on July 16th in Paris at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN during the TDF. Getting up on Lance’s “daily driver” Trek Madone road bike, Shepard Fairey created a vibrant homage to Lance’s cancer fighting foundation while including ancient patterning in honor of Italy’s rich architectural details. NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf took a totally different approach to Lance’s Trek TTX time trial cycle and created the “lightspeed” space bike that will hopefully hurtle Tex across the finish line in record time. Both bikes will be auctioned off on October 2nd (10/2 marks the date of Lance’s original cancer diagnosis) at the NYC stop of the “Stages” art tour at the historic Park Ave Armory with all proceeds going to benefit Livestrong. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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