FIRST LOOK | “@LARGE”: AI WEIWEI ON ALCATRAZ

September 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's new exhibition @Large sees the former political prisoner come full circle by presenting a body of work based on the theme of political imprisonment on the site of one of this country's oldest prison facilities, Alcatraz. In 2011, Weiwei was imprisoned for 81 days by the Chinese government on Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | THE 1959 CADILLAC FUNKGODJAZZ&MEDICINE SOUND SYSTEM IN BROOKLYN

September 24, 2014  |  art, Culture, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Appearing at the corner of Fulton St & Malcolm X Blvd in Brooklyn on weekends through October 12th is the stunning pink 1959 Otabenga Jones & Associates in conjunction with Creative Time NY. The mobile broadcast unit was created as part of Funk, God, Jazz, & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn, a walkable Read More

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FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE’S “NEW PORTRAITS” INSTAGRAM SHOW AT GAGOSIAN MADISON AVE

September 23, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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King of visual appropriation Richard Prince is currently staging one of his most provocative & entertaining shows ever in the backroom gallery of Larry Gagosian's Madison Avenue bookstore in the form of New Portraits, his current exhibition of prints of Instagram photos. Photos taken from other people's Instagram accounts, that is... Read More

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SHOWSTOPPER | CARLOS ROLON/DZINE “TUNNEL VISION” AT SPACE K, SOUTH KOREA

September 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for creating baroque works of hyper-embellished sculpture, from  over-the-top lowriders to Liberace-esque crystal chandeliers, Chicago-based artist & longtime Supertouch buddy Dzine (aka: Sñr Carlos Rolón) has pulled out all the stops for his current show, Tunnel Vision at Space K in Gwangju, South Korea. Read More

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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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