Archive for March, 2014

FIRST LOOK | TOM SACHS’ ‘AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS’ AT GALERIE ROPAC, PARIS

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Easily one of the most compelling minds working in the art world today, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs has built a career around an utterly unique art methodology based on thematic meditations by means of unexpected material explorations. In his new show "American Handmade Paintings" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, the choice of this title is anchored in specific aspects that are central to Sachs’s creative universe; his use of the Read More

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OF KURFS & COMPANIONS: KAWS’ ‘FINAL DAYS’ SCULPTURE SHOW AT CAC MALAGA

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the large-scale exploration of his now-iconic cast of XX-eyed artistic accomplices, KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley) brings five new characters to life in wooden form with his new "Final Days" show at El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga), Spain. New among his usual array of Companion characters is a giant version of a "Kurf," a KAWS-ified Smurf frozen in a pose of uncertain exploration amidst a crowd of Read More

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GOOGLE’S “UNNUMBERED SPARKS” INTERACTIVE LIGHT SCULPTURE IS COOLEST NERD ART EVER

March 25, 2014  |  art, Tech  |  Comments Off

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Google took a momentary break from mining the world's data for its forthcoming SkyNet launch this Summer to turn their chrome web browser into the biggest piece of nerd art in history—and it actually turned out cool. Titled Unnumbered Sparks, the piece is a giant textile sculpture created in collaboration by Google Creative Lab's Aaron Koblin and sculptor Janet Echelman that's made up of Read More

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MUSIC | PHARRELL’S “HAPPY” + FELA KUTI = “HAPPY MENTALITY” BY DJ 100PROOF

March 25, 2014  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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Just when you thought you'd have to kill yourself to get Pharrell's infectious new ear worm "Happy" out of your head, DJ 100Proof mashed it up with the vintage Fela Kuti track "Colonial Mentality" to transform the pop tune into "Happy Mentality," the most welcome new Afrobeat single in ages. "One of the things I find interesting about [Fela's] music is Read More

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING WITH RUDOLF STINGEL AT GAGOSIAN, NYC

March 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The first-ever US showing of landscapes by legendary Italian painter Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery in NYC featuring massive scale photorealistic reproductions of snowcapped mountains is the perfect homage to the city's winterlong Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | GEOFF McFETRIDGE’S “MEDITALLUCINATION” AT V1 COPENHAGEN

March 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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A master graphic designer and visual thinker, Supertouch buddy Geoff McFetridge brings the same elegant minimalism to his fine art with "Meditallucination," a new body of paintings, drawings, and hand painted ceramics opening this week at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me," explains McFetridge. "The paintings attempt to Read More

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STREET LIFE | SPACE INVADER THINKS PINK IN PARIS

March 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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French street artist Space Invader summoned a rainbow in Paris with his new Pink Panther tile piece on the first day of spring...

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DESIGN | MARC NEWSON’S JAPANESE “AIKUCHI” SWORD FOR WOW STUDIO

March 20, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for his minimalist organic modernism, design world luminary Marc Newson—who's sculpted everything from from watches to children's bunk beds, cars, boats, and even shoes by Nike—has brought his aesthetic to one of Japan's most ancient & enduring design objects: the traditional katana sword. In collaboration with Japanese design firm Wow led by Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S UNFRAMED PROJECT IN BADEN BADEN, GERMANY

March 19, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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In conjunction with a retrospective solo exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda, in Baden Baden, Germany, French street artist & Supertouch buddy JR has just completed the installation of his outdoor "Unframed" project on the city's walls. An ongoing project since 2010 with installments in cities around the world, "Unframed" uses images by Read More

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LAST LOOK | JAMES TURRELL’S RAINBOW LIGHTSCAPES AT LACMA

March 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On display at LACMA until April 6th, James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of LA native James Turrell, a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition  includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms. One section is devoted to Read More

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