STREET LIFE: BANKSY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR #WITHSYRIA RELIEF CAMPAIGN THROUGH ARTWORK & ANIMATION

March 13, 2014  |  art, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

A projection of a Syrian refugee girl releasing a red balloon by Banksy is seen at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

The #WithSyria campaign will launch in thirty five countries fronted by Banksy's newly-updated "Girl with the Red Balloon" artwork as we approach the anniversary of the Syria conflict on the 15th of March, amassing an unprecedented popular movement in solidarity with those caught in the conflict. A collective appeal will be launched by global organisations and key individuals calling on political leaders to sign up to a pledge to do everything they can to make this the last anniversary marked by Read More

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STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH CRANIO’S SIMPSONS IN SAO PAULO, BRASIL

March 12, 2014  |  Animation, art, Graffiti, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Beautiful new piece in Sao Paulo, Brasil from street artist CRANIO (aka: Fabio Oliveira), imagining the Simpsons as Amazonian natives...

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TODD JAMES’ “SUPERNATURAL” WOMEN BARE ALL AT SANDRA GERING, NYC

March 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Painter & street artist Todd James (aka: REAS) brightened up the heart of NYC's polar vortex last week when he debuted a debauched orgy of color-drenched women at Sandra Gering gallery. Paying homage to both his love of Boris Vallejo's female viking warriors and midcentury pop art, Mr James presented one of his most accomplished and enjoyable bodies of work at nearly the exact moment when the drudgingly monotone winter landscape of Manhattan threatened to swallow the soul of the city. Have a look: Read More

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FILM | TSUNEO GODA + SADE RELEASE ANIMATED SHORT FILM “BY YOUR SIDE” TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN OF JAPAN’S GREAT EARTHQUAKE

March 11, 2014  |  Animation, art, Film, Japan  |  Comments Off

By Your Side - Sade & Goda Tsuneo/dwarf, the studio behind Domo-kun from Zapuni on Vimeo.

In an attempt to raise awareness of the needs of Japanese children who have been traumatised by the devastating impact of the Great Eastern Japan earthquake of 2011, the creatives at Zapuni today released the new animated short film “By Your Side” on the third anniversary of the earthquake. Two years in the making, musician Sade, animator Tsuneo Goda, and filmmakers Dwarf and Gregory Rood came up with this little gem to express a feeling of love and solidarity with the affected children of this natural disaster. Watch now and support at Zapuni.com Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW POSE MSK MURAL FOR VOLTA ART FAIR & THE L.I.S.A. PROJECT IN NYC

March 10, 2014  |  art, Graffiti, NYC, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In town for this year's Volta Art Fair during Armory week, graffiti/street artist POSE created this new mural in his trademark collage style as part of the ongoing L.I.S.A. (Little Italy Street Art) Project at Lafayette & Broome. Look for more from POSE in NYC coming up later this year... Read More

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DOUBLE SHOT: GEORGE CONDO”INK DRAWINGS” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY & “HEADSPACE” AT SIMON LEE GALLERY IN LONDON**

March 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Modernist chameleon George Condo takes vastly different approaches to his two divergent bodies of work on display in London simultaneously at the Simon Lee and Skarstedt galleries, proving definitively that painting an ugly handbag for a Kim Kardashian Christmas present is not always career suicide. Read More

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AUSTIN LEE’S “OK OK OK OK…” AT POSTMASTERS GALLERY, NYC

February 28, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the funnest & funniest current shows capable of lifting snowbound New Yorkers' spirits out of a suicidal, Polar Vortex-inspired funk is painter Austin Lee's "OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK, Painting is a Strange Thing to do but so is Everything Else," currently on view at Postmasters Gallery until March 8th. Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA’S NOIR PORTRAITS AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, NYC

February 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Simply stated, Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita is one of the most interesting and unappreciated young artists working today. A graphic artist turned painter, Gokita has developed a standout visual language punctuated by his strict palette of black, white, and shades of gray, and characterized by a sort of noir pop surrealism that could only come from Japan. For this latest show at Mary Boone, Gokita has produced some of his finest work to date, with 15 new portraits that are simultaneously figurative and abstract and tinged with dark intrigue. By giving the paintings titles such as Read More

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STREET ARTIST BAST TAKES ON THE HAMPTONS WITH “SEAFOAM” AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY

June 26, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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There's just something about street art in the Hamptons, an irony embraced by Brooklyn-based graffitist Bast whose new show of paintings & sculpture, "Seafoam" went on display at Eric Firestone Gallery (owned and curated by Supertouch buddy Eric Firestone who also manages the Arizona Boneyard Porject) in the tony NY retreat community last week. Read More

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TOMMY HILFIGER ART SURFBOARDS BY RAYMOND PETTIBON, SCOTT CAMPBELL, RICHARD PHILLIPS, LOLA SCHNABEL, & GARY SIMMONS

June 18, 2013  |  art, Fashion  |  Comments Off

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Miraculously, the least cool clothing line ever created one of the coolest collabs of the summer (hopefully everyone got paid some serious money to do this) when Tommy Hilfiger teamed up with artists Raymond Pettibon, Scott Campbell, Richard Phillips, Lola Schnabel, and Gary Simmons to produce a line of art surfboards benefiting the venerable Art Production Fund, Read More

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