FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “FASHION” AT NAHMAD CONTEMPORARY, NYC

March 26, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On view this month at Nahmad Contemporary in NYC is Fashion, one of the most beautiful assemblages of Richard Prince's norotious appropriation artworks from his early days in publishing. In the late 1970s, Prince worked in the tear sheet department at Time Life, where his job entailed clipping editorials for staff writers. The remaining advertisements were Read More

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ERIK PARKER “¿WHAT ABOUT NOW?” AT GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ, SPAIN

March 25, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy Erik Parker's beautiful show of new paintings, ¿What About Now?, at Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid, Spain, finds the Brooklyn-based artist working at the top of his game to present a stunning collection of new large-scale psychedelic landscapes and portraits. For the uninitiated, Parker studied with Peter Saul in the mid-nineties at the University of Austin, Texas, where he showed a special interest in the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | DANIEL ARSHAM “REMEMBER THE FUTURE” AT THE CAC, OHIO

March 24, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Cleveland-born art star in the making Daniel Arsham has returned to the motherland for the grandest exhibition of his nascent career to date, the newly-opened survey, Remember the Future at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). From collaborations with artists Pharrell and Read More

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FAIR PLAY | KAWS BRINGS SNOOPY TO ART DUBAI

March 23, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week marked the debut of the ninth edition of the international Art Dubai fair and the major debut of longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS in the Arab world. Exhibiting with the venerable Honor Fraser Gallery, Mr Donnelley produced an entirely tonal (and decidedly all-American) Peanuts-themed collection of new work featuring crowd-pleasing signature characters Snoopy & Charlie Brown on an array of traditional rectangular canvases as well as the artist's iconic cut-out paintings. Needless to say, the collection proved Read More

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LAST LOOK | JOYCE PENSATO “CASTAWAY” AT PETZEL GALLERY, NYC

March 23, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This marks the last week that Joyce Pensato's excellent show of mostly large-scale new works titled Castaway will be on view at Petzel Gallery in NYC, and it's well worth the trip if you haven't seen it already. The paintings and drawings in this show reprise her cast of familiar cartoon and comic book characters, including Read More

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ICONS | KEITH HARING “HEAVEN & HELL” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, NYC

March 19, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at nascent powerhouse Skarstedt Gallery is an incredible show of five major Keith Haring paintings on canvas, all at a monumental scale and dating from 1984-1985. The exhibition’s title, Heaven and Hell, recalls William Blake’s 18th century poem The Marriage of Heaven and Read More

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SOUND + VISION | TOM SACHS “BOOMBOX RETROSPECTIVE” AT THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN

March 18, 2015  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Perfectly-timed to coincide with this month's SXSW festival, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs' current show Boombox Retrospective at The Contemporary Austin, is a powerhouse tribute to the artist's mad genius and inimitable vision. While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the Read More

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SEX IN THE CITY | TERRY RICHARDSON “THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE” AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PARIS

March 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For the past decade iconoclast photographer Terry Richardson has been a driving force in pop culture aesthetics bringing his trademark high/low handheld visuals to ads for streetwear brands like Supreme as well as campaigns for couture brands like Tom Ford and covers for Vogue. And while his commercial work often brings a tongue-in-cheek porn edge to fashion imagery, his fine art explorations often explore themes of Read More

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THE ART OF FUN | KENNY SCHARF “BORN AGAIN” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

March 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Best-known for his iconic cartoony Pop paintings featuring characters like the Jetsons & Flintstones, the diversity of Kenny Scharf's artistic oeuvre is often overlooked. With output ranging from pure street graffiti to altering found thrift store paintings (which Scharf did long before Banksy picked up the practice), to assemblage art and video performance work, Scharf as an artist has always moved freely through media, limited only by the scope of his Read More

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ICONS | BARBARA KRUGER “EARLY WORKS” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, LONDON

March 13, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Accidental youth culture icon Barbara Kruger is currently enjoying unprecedented popularity thanks in large part to the ultra-influential streetwear label Supreme whose logo pays homage to Kruger's trademark typographic style. Currently on display at London's venerable Skarstedt Gallery, is the must-see show  Read More

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