LAST LOOK | EDDIE MARTINEZ “ISLAND I” AT TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY, LONDON

November 4, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Hot on the heels of his genius exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery in LA, Supertouch buddy Eddie Martinez brought Londoners to their knees with his equally brilliant Island I show at Timothy Taylor Gallery in Mayfair, which wraps up this week. In this new series of paintings, Martinez’s Read More

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FIRST LOOK | GLENN O’BRIEN’S “JUST SAY THE WORD” FEATURING ED RUSCHA, DAN COLEN, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, TOM SACHS, & MORE AT BLAIN SOUTHERN, BERLIN

November 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Conceived and curated by the American writer and style editor Glenn O’Brien, Sed Tantum Dic Verbo ("Just Say The Word") currently on view at the venerable Blain Southern Gallery in Berlin is one of the most formidable and involving group shows of the season. The exhibition examines the use of Read More

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OPENINGS | FUTURA “KINETIC ACTION” AT GALLERY MAGDA DANYSZ, SHANGHAI

November 2, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy & legendary aerosol expressionist Futura (aka: Futura 2000, aka: Futura Dosmil, aka: Mr Leonard McGurr) graced Shanghai with his first-ever large scale exhibition when his latest show Kinetic Action opened to a crowd of fervent believers there at Magda Danysz Gallery on Read More

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HALLOWEEN | RAY VILLAFANE: MASTER OF PUMPKINS

October 30, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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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  |  Comments Off

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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  |  Comments Off

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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  |  Comments Off

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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  |  Comments Off

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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  |  Comments Off

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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  |  Comments Off

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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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