STREET LIFE | REMEMBERING 9/11 WITH BANKSY

September 11, 2014  |  Culture, Streets  |  No Comments

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When UK street art enigma Banksy visited NYC for a monthlong residence last October, he left the city with a diminutive, but lasting tribute to the tragedy of September 11th. Located at the corner of Staple & Jay in Tribeca, the stenciled memorial still Read More

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OPENINGS | RYAN McGINLEY’S “YEARBOOK” AT TEAM GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  No Comments

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Last nite (that's right, a Sunday nite opening in NYC), at Team Gallery, celebrated photographer Ryan McGinley opened his sixth solo show, Yearbook, at their SoHo space to an absolutely packed throng of friends and admirers. The show is a single artwork that consists of over five hundred Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEPHEN COLBERT INTERVIEWS JR

September 7, 2014  |  Culture, Film, Streets  |  No Comments

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Street art lover Stephen Colbert's got till mid-December before the clock runs out on his eponymous TV show but luckily he managed to squeeze in global art phenom & Supertouch buddy for a solid interview just under the wire. Have a look...

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ART & COMMERCE | LEONARDO DiCAPRIO AUCTIONS OFF A $6 MILLION GOLDEN UNICORN BY DAMIEN HIRST IN ST. TROPEZ

July 25, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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It seems the mythical creatures of Damien Hirst's laboratory are the hot tickets at charity auctions this season as the British artist's monumental Golden Myth unicorn sculpture was sold for $6 million USD by Leonardo DiCaprio at a star-studded gala auction in Saint Tropez last night. Organized to benefit his Read More

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WORLD CUP | TEAM USA KICKS OFF WITH OFFICIAL ARTWORK BY FUTURA

June 16, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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World Cup may already be well under way in Brasil, but it officially kicks off today for Americans when Team USA battles Ghana in their first heated match of the competition. Amazingly, to commemorate this monumental event, the US team has made legendary aerosol/street artist & Supertouch buddy Futura Read More

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PERFORMANCE | JR’S “LES BOSQUETS” PREMIERES AT THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET

May 9, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Best known for his global Inside-Out public art program, French wunderkind JR brought his streetwise vision to the world of dance for the first time last week when his first-ever ballet, Les Bosquets debuted at the New York City Ballet. Coordinated Read More

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ARTIST TALK: HENRY ROLLINS x PHARRELL WILLIAMS

April 3, 2013  |  Culture  |  Comments Off

Needless to say, young Pharrell is more than a little outgunned in this artist discussion with legendary Black Flag frontman and punk icon Henry Rollins, but it's fun to watch the two dig in. Luckily, the topic of conversation never turns to wanton hedonism, conspicuous consumption, or overt consumerism, but hey, why would it?...

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ALEC BALDWIN INTERVIEWS THOM YORKE

April 2, 2013  |  Culture, Interview  |  Comments Off

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Yes, you just read that. The only thing that could have made this interview better would have been for Baldwin to grill Yorke for the first half as Jack Donaghy before tearing him to shreds as Blake from Glengarry for the second bit while the sensitive, self-affected Yorke rocked on the floor in a fetal position. The real interview was almost as good, have a listen:

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MUST-SEE: “DAVID BOWIE IS…” AT THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

April 1, 2013  |  art, Culture, Music, News  |  Comments Off

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Easily the most influential chameleon in rock history, David Bowie's storied career has seen him inhabit more personas than an accomplished schizophrenic, and at age 66, release a new album last month that debuted at #1 on iTunes and on UK record charts. The foremost arbiter of rock style and fashion at every generational and cultural pivot point, Bowie's avant-garde futurism and absolute abhorrence of stasis has seen him generate a massive archive of personal artifacts, that, despite years of massive chemical intake and general debauchery, he had the presence of mind to preserve in an institutional grade archive (complete with its own full-time dedicated archivist) for posterity. It is from this incredible collection that London's Victoria & Albert Museum assembled its current blockbuster visual retrospective of Bowie's life & times, titled, appropriately enough, "David Bowie Is..." Read More

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ESSENTIAL READING: AN INTERVIEW WITH LARRY GAGOSIAN

March 27, 2013  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Love him or hate him, Larry Gagosian is easily the single most important force in the modern art world and a fascinating character to the core. His near unshakable media silence almost guarantees he'll be taking his storied trove of epic tales (including many with his now legendary friend Jean-Michel Basquiat) to the grave unheard. Luckily he sat down with fellow art world heavy Peter Brant late last year for a great Interview Magazine talk that—if you weren't paying attention—was easily missed, but shouldn't be overlooked: Read More

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