HALLOWEEN | RAY VILLAFANE: MASTER OF PUMPKINS

October 30, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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While the rest of us mortals struggle to carve a pumpkin that looks like the work of a third grader, pumpkin artist Ray Villafane has emerged as the master of the medium, creating impossibly lifelike images with the skill of an old master. Based in Phoenix, the artist—who began his career as an Read More

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FOOD PORN | PAUL McCARTHY’S “CHOCOLATE FACTORY” AT LE MONNAIE, PARIS

October 28, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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A week after Paul McCarthy's notorious giant green butt plug "Christmas tree" sculpture was attacked and destroyed in Paris by a not-so-understanding French public, the artist has opened his first proper art exhibition in the city with his trademark absurdist humor still Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | KEIICHI TANAAMI “CHERRY BLOSSOMS FALLING IN THE EVENING GLOOM” AT NANZUKA, TOKYO

October 27, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Here at Supertouch, we can never get enough of legendary Japanese psychedelic Pop Art master Keiichi Tanaami's work, so the blessing of another showing of his incredible paintings & sculptures—this time at Nanzuka Gallery's home turf in Tokyo with the esoterically-titled "Cherry Blossoms Falling in the Evening Gloom"— hot on the heels of his recent Hong Kong exhibition is not Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MARK DEAN VECA “EVERLAST” AT WESTERN PROJECT, LA

October 27, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Longtime Supertouch buddy and New York transplant Mark Dean Veca's illustrative work can be hard to categorize but his new show Everlast at LA's Western Project proves its vitality remains undiminished. For this new body of work, consisting of seven new paintings and 12 works on paper, Veca drew from the visual landscape of his youth, incorporating the  Read More

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FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “NEW FIGURES” AT GALLERY ALMINE RECH, PARIS

October 20, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Hot on the heels of his hilarious & timely show of Instagram photos now on display at Gagosian in NYC, the bad boy of the art world, Richard Prince, takes a hard left and goes neo-Cubist with a beautiful body of new Picasso-esque photo collage paintings titled New Figures at Gallery Almine Rech in Read More

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LAST LOOK | ROB PRUITT’S “MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES” AT GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE, NYC

October 20, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Pop provocateur and comedic genius Rob Pruitt's can always be counted on to bring a smile to paint a smile on the otherwise stoic face of the Art World, but his current exhibition at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in NYC, Multiple Personalities, is a more meditative experience, albeit with a heavy dose of fun as an ever-present current Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KENNY SCHARF’S PAPER SCULPTURES AT PACE PRINTS, NYC

October 19, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Renowned for his large-scale graffiti, paintings, and sculptural works, Pop Art legend and longtime Supertouch buddy Kenny Scharf takes a refreshingly new approach to his current work on display in his eponymous new show at Pace Prints in NYC. In keeping with the gallery's general modus operandi, Sharf's pieces are comprised of Read More

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PUBLIC ART | THE SHORT LIFE & QUICK DEATH OF PAUL McCARTHY’S GIANT BUTT PLUG IN PARIS

October 19, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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The French are known for their cultural open-mindedness, but apparently not in the case of Paul McCarthy's giant buttplug sculpture which met with an unceremonious end at the hand of vandals over the weekend in The City of Light. The 79-foot-high inflatable green sculpture titled Tree was erected in Place Vendôme last Thursday in conjunction with

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BEST IN SHOW | DUANE HANSON’S “REALITY CHECK” AT SOTHEBY’S S2 IN LONDON

October 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the highlights of Frieze art week in London is the mind-blowing work of the late Pop hyperrealist sculptor Duane Hanson currently on view in the mini-retrospective Reality Check that brings a slice of Middle America to Mayfair at Sotheby's S2 Gallery. Famed for his Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | DZINE’S GHOST BIKE SCULPTURE AT THE ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM

October 15, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Since 2012, nearly 5,000 Americans have died in automobile-related collisions. The first "ghost bikes"—bicycles painted white and stationed at intersections where cycling fatalities occurred—were created in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003, sparking a movement that has seen the creation of hundreds of ghost bike Read More

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