STREET LIFE: WILLI DORNER’S “BODIES IN URBAN SPACES” PHYSICAL GRAFFITI PROJECT

June 11, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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This week sees Austrian artist Willi Dorner's "Bodies In Urban Spaces" conceptual street art project taking to the streets of Porto, Portugal where his army of brightly colored zen contortionists have descended to jam public spaces with their intertwined bodies like some American Apparel ad gone wrong. It's an amazing, long-standing project from the artist that has achieved the impossible in making performance art something that is actually interesting. Read More

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INTERVIEW: TAKASHI MURAKAMI FOR “THE CREATORS PROJECT”

June 10, 2013  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

The notoriously media shy Japanese Pop god Takashi Murakami speaks with the evolving Creators Project at the site of his recent (and incredible) "Arhat" show with Supertouch buddies Blum & Poe in LA...

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LAST LOOK: MICHAEL BEVILACQUA’S “RADIO AMNESIA” AT GERING & LOPEZ, NYC

June 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The extremely multidimensional California artist (he only lives in NYC) Michael Bevilacqua remains one of our favorite painters here at Supertouch and so with one week left on the books at the esteemed Gering & Lopez gallery we implore those with enough good sense and a pocketful of cabfare to catch his current retrospective show, "Radio Amnesia." In this exhibition, the gallery presents a select Read More

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LAST LOOK: HUSH AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

June 10, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Closing this week at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery is a beautiful show of new paintings by street artist and painter Hush, whose distinct Geisha-themed pieces have been gracing the walls of city streets for several years now. The artist's accomplished, multilayered technique combining collage with acrylic and aerosol paint flourishes is the star of the show, giving his beautiful figures depth and texture well beyond their superflat depth of field. Read More

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KAWS’ “GISWIL” AT MORE GALLERY, FEATURES GIANT NEW WOODEN SCULPTURES FOR ART BASEL SWITZERLAND

June 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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To coincide with this year's Art Basel Switzerland installment which opened yesterday to the public, KAWS has joined forces with More Gallery in the picturesque area of Giswil, Switzerland, to produce a set of giant new wooden Companion sculptures. Kitted out in Pinocchio guise with the attendant lederhosen and pointy nose, the towering figures are a fitting homage to the area's Read More

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INSIDE THE AMAZING WORLD OF JEFF LADOUCEUR AT ZIEHER SMITH GALLERY, NYC

June 5, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite young artists and part-time Canadian (try not to hold it against him), Jeff Ladouceur is a master of conjuring bizarre & fantastic imaginary worlds with only a pencil and paper. His new exhibition, "Amen," at NYC's Zieher Smith Gallery is a powerhouse show of fantastic imagery, revealing his cartoony, surrealistic scenes populated by ridiculously entertaining characters. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR’S “UNFRAMED PROJECT” IN MARSEILLES, FRANCE

June 3, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic "Inside Out NYC" street art takeover of Times Square in New York last month, French social activist street artist JR has just completed installing his latest massive-scale public art project in Marseilles, France. A continuation of his ongoing "Unframed" project that began in 2010, the hardest working man in street art—in conjunction with the Friche Cultural Center—collaborated with locals in the Read More

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AI WEIWEI’S “S.A.C.R.E.D.” VENICE BIENNALE INSTALLATION CHRONICLES HIS RECENT IMPRISONMENT

May 30, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Hot on the heels of last week's release of Ai Weiwei's heavy metal single and music video protesting his recent imprisonment by the Chinese government, the artist cranked up the heat on the ordeal with the debut of his controversial new show "S.A.C.R.E.D," at the Venice Biennale yesterday. The installation is comprised of a series of dioramas encased in iron boxes depicting various scenes from Weiwei's 81-day-long incarceration in 2011 Read More

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BEST IN SHOW: ART BASEL HONG KONG RECAP

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Art Basel is always the place to see and be seen in the art world and that experience expanded to the newest frontier of the global art market when the first annual Art Basel Hong Kong opened there last week. Focused in the single largest growth market for the art world, Basel HK featured a better mix of Western and Eastern artists  than normal fairs with Asian artists like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Yayoi Kusama maintaining a large presence alongside the big money Western artists like Warhol, Basquiat, Ruscha, Prince, and Koons Read More

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FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled "Things Get Better," the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More

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