TECH | LOST ANDY WARHOL AMIGA COMPUTER ART REDISCOVERED AFTER 30 YEARS

April 24, 2014  |  art, Tech  |  No Comments

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News of freshly-discovered artworks by major artists from places like storage spaces and flea markets are fairly commonplace in the art world, but the Andy Warhol Foundation has just announced the unprecedented discovery of previously unknown digital art designed by Andy Warhol in the 1980s on a primitive Amiga computer. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: MISSION SCHOOL” AT NYU

April 24, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Running Juxtapoz magazine in San Francisco in the 1990s, the memories of seeing Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen moving around the city together, tagging and stickering as they went are as still as clear as yesterday. Back then, before the term "street art" existed,  there really was no Read More

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MUST-SEE | AI WEIWEI’S MONUMENTAL “ACCORDING TO WHAT?” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

April 23, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Since being arrested in 2011, China's most provocative and controversial artist,  Ai Weiwei has not ben allowed to leave the country, but that doesn't mean he hasn't overseen the entire scope of According to What?, his mid-career retrospective that opened at the Brooklyn Museum this month. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ “TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW” OPENING AT TARGET GALLERY, TOKYO

April 21, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Last week in Japan, street art legend, sign painter extraordinaire, and emergent fine artist Stephen "ESPO" Powers opened his latest show, "Today is Already Tomorrow" at Tokyo's Target Gallery. Given his Japanese audience's profound obsession with all things Americana, pop culture, and english language phrases (which are often appropriated wildly out-of-context), the show of Powers' trademark wordplay paintings were a perfect match to his eager viewers who packed the tiny backstreet  Read More

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PUBLIC ART | THE BIG FABERGE EASTER EGG HUNT IN NYC

April 17, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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For the past month, hundreds of giant Faberge easter eggs created by a diverse array of artists like Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, RETNA, Zaha Hadid, Krink, Terry Richardson, COST, and Mark Gonzales have been playing a game of hide-and-seek known as The Big Egg Hunt throughout NYC, leading gawkers on a daily trek to locate the spring ornaments and win prizes in the process. Beginning tomorrow through April 25th, all 260+ eggs will be on Read More

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FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PHILLIPS “NEGATION OF THE UNIVERSE” AT THE DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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For his first-ever American solo museum exhibition, painter  Richard Phillips brings his unique blend of kitschy glamour to the country's capital of said opulence for his mid career retrospective Negation of the Universe at the Dallas Contemporary, which opened last weekend in conjunction with the city's Dallas Art Fair. His strikingly distinctive paintings, notable as much for their Read More

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BARRY McGEE, DAN MURPHY, & ISAAC TIN WEI LIN’S “DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES” AT FLEISHER/OLLMAN

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Coming together at venerable Philadelphia gallery (since 1952!), Fleisher/Ollman, kindred spirits Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, and Isaac Tin Wei Lin assembled last weekend to open their group show, "Department of Neighborhood Services," to a crowd of faithful fans, many of whom had made the trek from NYC for the event. Despite the presence of Twist, the show is not Read More

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PUBLIC ART | TRACEY EMIN’S “I PROMISE TO LOVE YOU” AT THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL, LAS VEGAS

April 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Powerhouse English artist Tracey Emin brought her recent "I Promise To Love You" series of neon sign artworks to Las Vegas this month when the Cosmopolitan Hotel began showing the images on all of their LED signage throughout the resort as part of its PAUSE public art project. Featuring bleedingly saccharine slogans that sound like quotes lifted from a tween girl's diary like (cue Justin Bieber soundtrack in background), "When I Hold You I Hold My Heart," "You Touch My Soul, and the absolutely hilarious "I Listen to the Read More

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“ARE YOUR MOTIVES PURE?: RAYMOND PETTIBON SURFERS: 1987—2012″ AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

April 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for his seminal black & white hardcore punk flyer imagery, artist & cultural icon Raymond Pettibon was raised in Hermosa Beach, CA, and though not an avid surfer himself, grew up surrounded by the language of the sport as an emblem of the Southern California—and by extension, American—lifestyle.  It's a visual theme that has remained constant throughout Pettibon's 30+ year career and is exhaustively chronicled in depth for the first time in "Are Your Motives Pure," a Read More

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OPENINGS | CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA’S ‘LA DANSE MACABRE’ AT ROQ LA RUE, SEATTLE

April 8, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy Camille Rose Garcia's trademark storybook surrealism has been a dominant force in the world of underground art for years and is now gaining the proper recognition in fine art circles it so rightly deserves. And though that attention has come through the elevation of her artwork at elite, high-end art galleries in recent years, her dedication to the upstart art spaces that built her career remains intact, as evidenced by the opening of her latest body of work, "La Danse Macabre," at Kirsten Anderson's landmark Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle last Read More

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