Archive for April, 2013

STYLE: DAFT PUNK FOR SAINT LAURENT

April 15, 2013  |  Music, Style  |  Comments Off

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For the newest installment in french luxury style house Saint Laurent's Music Project, creative director Hedi Slimane has enlisted robotic French electronic duo Daft Punk to rock some of his glittery new black smoking jackets in a series of beautiful black & white photos. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH CONOR HARRINGTON IN LONDON

April 13, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Another beautiful wall piece by one of our favorite painters (in the street and in the gallery), Irishman Conor Harrington, in the streets of London. Read More

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STREET LIFE: POSE & KC1 ON THE WALL IN SOUTH AFRICA

April 12, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Seventh Letter crew members Pose & KC1 just wrapped this beautiful new Pop Art wall piece in South Africa. Read More

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TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S INCREDIBLE NEW “ARHAT” SHOW AT BLUM AND POE LOS ANGELES

April 11, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening tonight at the esteemed Blum & Poe Gallery in LA is an amazing show of breathtaking new artwork—including monumental-scale paintings and sculptures—by Japanese Pop master Takashi Murakami. Titled "Ahrat," the cycle of paintings on view continues Murakami’s newest mode of painting, developed for his exhibition "Ego," mounted in Doha, Qatar in early 2012. The Arhat paintings conflate historical, contemporary, and futuristic Japanese references with a myriad of styles, methodologies, and forms into single picture planes. The artist’s long-standing interest in Japanese nihonga painting and the contemporary practices of manga and animation are highlighted in this important body of work. Read More

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KAWS COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) NOW ON DISPLAY IN PHILADELPHIA

April 11, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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Now on display at Philadelphia's 30th St metro station is longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS' giant 16-foot-tall  "Companion (Passing Through)" sculpture. This latest stop on the figure's world tour finds the character huddled among the commuting masses of Pennsylvania and is made possible by a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and rail kings Amtrak. Read More

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DOGTOWN ART LEGEND CRAIG STECYK’S “FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY” AT MOCA LA

April 11, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch ally Craig Stecyk is a towering figure in the world of skate and underground art culture. It's no understatement to call him the foremost chronicler of skateborading—in both words and photos—of our times and a formidable visual artist in his own right although he has remained on the periphery of fame and institutional recognition for the majority of his 40+ year career. Currently, MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch is paying homage to Stecyk's influence on Southern California visual culture with "Faity, Hope, and Charity," Read More

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POP LIFE: TRISTAN EATON x SHEPARD FAIREY’S “OBEY CEREAL” FOR TRUSTO CORP

April 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street art comrades-in-arms Shepard Fairey and Tristan Eaton have teamed up for the Trusto Corp Collective on a collaborative edition of "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal, to be featured as a centerpiece of the forthcoming Trusto art show, "The Future is Blight," opening at LA's Lebasse Projects Gallery on Saturday, April 13th. Read More

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ANDREW KUO’S BEAUTIFUL ABSTRACT INFOGRAPHICS IN “YOU SAY TOMATO” AT MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, NYC

April 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Downtown painter, musician, DJ, and all-around cool guy on the NYC scene Andrew Kuo has created an absolutely stunning new body of work with his current show, "You Say Tomato," at big-time Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. Featuring mostly large-scale abstract geometric paintings that are meant to function as emotional infographics (each piece comes with a decoding key at the bottom), Kuo's color-coded chart paintings are representational—depicting a complex, real-time universe of selfexamination and the judgement of others. Read More

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TECH: “BITCOIN EXPLAINED” DIRECTED BY DUNCAN ELMS

April 10, 2013  |  Tech  |  Comments Off

Bitcoin Explained from Duncan Elms on Vimeo.

Bitcoin is a decentralized electronic cash system that uses peer-to-peer networking along with digital signatures and cryptographics to generate currency, and it threatens to upend existing global currency systems & institutions the way Napster and The Pirate Bay disrupted the entertainment industry. For all its looming significance, however, few people truly understand it. Now, Duncan Elms has directed, designed, and animated a must-see video "Bitcoin Explained" that should be considered essential viewing for anyone with a savings account and a computer.

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STREET LIFE: JR IN BERLIN

April 10, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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As part of his ongoing "Wrinkles of the City" project, social activist street artist JR is currently in Berlin installing his giant-scale portraits on the city walls, including this palyful new "West Side" hand sign on a building in East Berlin. Read More

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