MUST-SEE SHOW | JACOB HASHIMOTO “SKYFARM FORTRESS” AT MARY BOONE, NYC

September 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at Mary Boone’s Chelsea gallery is Jacob Hashimoto’s incredible Skyfarm Fortress exhibition, the first large-scale, site-specific installation by the artist to be exhibited in New York and one of the absolute must-see Read More

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FIRST LOOK | BRIAN CALVIN AT ANTON KERN GALLERY, NYC

September 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his forth solo show at NYC's Anton Kern Gallery, LA-based painter Brian Calvin presents a beautiful suite of closely-cropped portraits as visually arresting for their composition and execution as they are for their intensity of focus. Calvin, who has gained a reputation as the Read More

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LAST LOOK | MARTIAL RAYSSE AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS

September 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This will be the last weekend to catch the epic retrospective of overlooked French psychedelic Pop artist Martial Raysse at Paris' Centre Pompidou in Paris. Though over two hundred works—paintings sculptures, films, photographs and drawings, the Pompidou is devoting a completely new retrospective to the work of this visionary artist, on the margin of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JR’S UNFRAMED “SOUTHSIDE PROJECT” ON ELLIS ISLAND, NYC

September 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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New York's Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station and, until it closed in 1954, served as the portal through which millions of newly arrived immigrants passed on their journey to America. It's been estimated that at least 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their Read More

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OPENINGS | DAN COLEN “MIRACLE PAINTINGS” AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY, NYC

September 17, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In a career maked by drastic departures in form, Downtown art star Dan Colen's new series of Miracle Paintings, which made their debut at Larry Gagosian's W 24th St gallery in NYC last nite, are a beautiful surprise. In the words of the artist, "I wanted these paintings to reveal themselves during the making, similar to how the trash paintings came to be. I was thinking about alchemy. So there's this juggling act; I'm starting and often ending with an image, but the oil paint and the process of using that oil paint will open up the possibility for the artwork to take a new direction." Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KAWS “CLEAN SLATE” SCULPTURE INSTALLATION AT HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

September 17, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS is an artist on the move, and just days after opening his beautiful new show, Man's Best Friend at Honor Fraser gallery in LA, he's debuted his latest monumental sculpture, Clean Slate, on the mall in Harbour City, Hong Kong. Depicting a giant Companion character carrying smaller, child-like Companions (a reference to Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | NEW WORK BY MARK RYDEN AT RED TRUCK GALLERY, NEW ORLEANS

September 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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If you're lucky enough to be in New Orleans through the end of the month you can catch a glimpse of this beautiful new Mark Ryden painting, on display at Red Truck Gallery as part of their current Small Indignities group show also featuring work by Marion Peck, and Camille Rose Garcia, among others. Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | DOUG AITKEN “STILL LIFE” AT REGEN PROJECTS, LA

September 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

Visionary LA artist Doug Aitken has returned to Shaun Regen's venerable Regen Projects gallery with his latest dazzler of a show, Still Life, that is one of the city's few must-see exhibitions  of the season. Spanning a variety of media encompassing photography, sculpture, publications, sound, and Read More

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SUMMER VIBES | CASEY GRAY “OF LAND AND SEA” AT CIRCUIT 12, DALLAS

September 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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We can't get enough of San Francisco-based painter Casey Gray's work here at Supertouch, and his current show Of Land & Sea at Dallas' Circuit 12 gallery does nothing to lessen our enthusiasm. Working exclusively with acrylic spray paint, Gray has developed a distinct approach to contemporary painting that is uniquely Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KAWS “MAN’S BEST FRIEND” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

September 15, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Long time Supertouch buddy KAWS  has become a true force of nature in the art world in recent years. Emerging from his early roots in animation and graffiti in the 90s to reign over streetwear and the vinyl toy industry in the 2000s, the artist known to his parents as Brian Donnelley is now a major player in the art world. This meteoric ascendency is due in large part to his prodigious and unrelentingly stunning Read More

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