Archive for April, 2013

MUST-SEE SHOW: THE EPIC ART WONDERLAND OF URS FISCHER AT MOCA LA

April 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Standing in stark contrast to the polished precision of LA's other current must-see show of the moment, Takashi Murakami's "Arhat" at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer's eponymous sculptural installation at MOCA is a wonder of unbridled visual chaos. Sprawled across the Grand Ave & Geffen Contemporary wings of the financially beleaguered institution, the NYC-based, Swiss born artist's rough-hewn sculptures and clever, slick mixed media paintings and other visual props punctuate a vibrant, low-fi wonderland of artistic imagination run amok. Read More

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ON EXHIBIT: ROA’S AVIAN ART JET AT THE ARIZONA BONEYARD PROJECT

April 29, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Looking beautiful in the Arizona sunset this week is ROA's incredible painted jet for curator Eric Firestone's ambitious "Boneyard Project." Featuring a giant bird skeleton in the trademark style of the Belgian street artist on a decomissioned jet from the Korean War, the skeletal aircraft stands as a testament to an ambitious project slowly turning Phoenix into a world class art attraction. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JOSE PARLA x JR ON THE WALL IN NYC WITH THEIR “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT

April 28, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Soul brothers (in both art & fashion) and Supertouch buddies Jose Parla & JR (who just kicked off his massive "Inside Out New York City" street art project in Times Square) celebrated their upcoming joint exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC last week by creating a giant collab mural in Chelsea. Located on 24th St at 10th Ave, the 20+ foot mural celebrates their recent "Wrinkles of the City" project in Cuba, a theme which will be reflected in their gallery show togheter opening May 7th. Read More

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STREET LIFE: CONOR HARRINGTON x MASER ON THE WALL IN LONDON

April 26, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy and distinguished painter Conor Harrington just wrapped up a brand new street piece on the wall in London with fellow street artist Maser that beautifully combines their realistic and abstract styles. Read More

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JR’S “INSIDE OUT” STREET ART PROJECT HITS TIMES SQUARE

April 25, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR is currently posted up in the heart of Times Square with his mobile photo truck creating his largest street art project ever, "Inside Out New York City." An extension of his "Inside Out" project which launched after he won the TED Prize in 2011, the Times Square project sees the artist capturing photos of passers-by, printing large scale black and white images of them instantly on the spot and then pasting them on the ground in Duffy Square to create a giant mosaic of local faces. Read More

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STREET LIFE: DAN WITZ ON THE WALL IN BERLIN WITH HIS “FREE PUSSY RIOT” SERIES

April 25, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Brooklyn-based Dan Witz, renowned for his installations of ultra-realistic figurative street art is currently in Berlin, Germany, where he's been hitting the walls with his "Free Pussy Riot" series. Honoring the jailed Russian activist female punk rock band of the same name whose members have been sentenced to Siberian labor camps for their controversial displays of anti-Puin sentiment in Moscow, Witz' paste-ups are installed on the inside of small door windows in an effort to depict the band members as they appear behind jail doors. Read More

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ANDY WARHOL’S UPPER EAST SIDE 1342 LEXINGTON AVE TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE

April 24, 2013  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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What would you be willing to pay to live in the space that played host to Andy Warhol's intensely private and enigmatic personal life during his most fertile and formative creative years? If $5,795,000 USD doesn't stop your watch, 1342 Lexington Avenue might just be within reach. Originally purchased in 1959 for the then princely sum of $60,000 USD, Warhol spent the next 15 years alone in this Upper East Side townhouse with his reclusive mother Julia and ultimately 25 cats, all of whom were named Sam, where the ground floor also doubled as his painting studio and first official "Warhol Factory." Read More

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ROSTARR & SABER AT OPERA GALLERY NYC

April 24, 2013  |  art, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week was a beautiful joint show of new work by Supertouch buddies Rostarr and Saber at Opera Gallery in New York City. Having emerged from separate origin points within the underground art world, the two artists work in markedly different styles but are unified by their florid approaches to abstract painting with an emphasis on flowing script as centerpieces of their compositions. Read More

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RON MUECK MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE ON DISPLAY AT THE FONDATION CARTIER, PARIS

April 23, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Despite its overwhelming visual impact, the work of hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck is rarely seen in public, due in large part to the artist's reclusive, retiring nature. Now, with his first European exhibition in over seven years, the artist once again stuns audiences with his ultra-lifelike sculptures in an eponymous show currently on display at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Read More

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STREET LIFE: MISS VAN x CIRO SCHU ON THE WALL IN SAO PAULO

April 23, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Currently traveling in Brasil, Supertouch buddy Miss Van recently wrapped up a beautiful new mural with fellow street artist Ciro Schu featuring her brightly-colored iconic figures embracing beneath a tribal, abstract tonal arch by Schu. Read More

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