FILM | WATCH AI WEIWEI’S NEW SHORT SCI-FI FILM “THE SAND STORM”

September 9, 2014  |  Andy Cruz, Film  |  No Comments

The Sand Storm, a short sci-fi film about a dystopian future where water is a precious commodity featuring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has just been released for viewing online by its director Jason Wishnow. Featuring Weiwei as a water delivery man, the film was shot guerrilla-style near 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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FILM | FLYING LOTUS’ “YOU’RE DEAD” PSYCHEDELIC FREAK OUT BY SHINTARO KAGO

August 26, 2014  |  Film, Music  |  Comments Off

Enigmatic & brilliant multi-genre producer Flying Lotus will be dropping his forthcoming & much-anticipated album, You're Dead, featuring collabs with artists like Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, & Kendrick Lamar on October 7th. In the meantime, to hold his rabid fans over, the artist known in real life as Steven Ellison has released this amazing heavy psych freakout video featuring original Artwork by legendary Japanese artist Shintaro Kago & animated by Strangeloop. Let the tripping begin...

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DESIGN | FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW STAR WARS EPISODE VII STORMTROOPER HELMETS

August 15, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off

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Inside sources (who by this point are probably no longer "inside") have leaked images of the new Stormtrooper helmets appearing in the forthcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars Episode VII film. Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, these helmets clearly demonstrate the logical evolution in form from the classic helmets of Read More

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DESIGN | KEIICHI TANAAMI’S PSYCHEDELIC HONDA NX650 FOR SUPER EYEWEAR

July 30, 2014  |  art, Design, Film  |  Comments Off

As an homage to the biker influence of their current "Motorpsycho" sunglasses collection, eyewear brand Super commissioned legendary Japanese psychedelic pop artist Keiichi Tanaami to customize a 1988 Honda NX650 from Italian bike shop Basic Garage with his trademark hallucinogenic graphics and some bold bodywork in a collab we never could have imagined. Read More

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FILM | JOSE PARLA & JR: “WRINKLES OF THE CITY”

June 25, 2014  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In 2012, Supertouch buddies JR & Jose Parla traveled to Parla's home country of Cuba as part of the Havana Biennale to create a citywide installation of their Wrinkles of the City series that brings the residents of an area to life via large-scale urban  portraits. The pair have finally released their co-directed film of the artistic journey, which can be seen in its entirety Here.

 

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FILM | JEFF KOONS’ PHILOSOPHY OF PERFECTION BY MATT BLACK

June 18, 2014  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

Filmmaker Matt Black visits living Pop Art legend Jeff Koons at his incredible New York factory ahead of the opening of his Whitney Museum career retrospective on June 27th for a closer look at the intense level of perfectionism and detail that goes into every single multimillion-dollar masterpiece.

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SOUND + VISION | PHARRELL’S ANIME VIDEO FOR HIS REMIX OF TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S “JELLYFISH EYES” THEME

May 15, 2014  |  Film, Music  |  Comments Off

Longtime collaborators Pharrell & Japanese Pop Art god Takashi Murakami have teamed up once again for Skateboard P's new remix of “Last Night, Good Night,” the theme song for Murakami's recent Jellyfish Eyes animated film with a music video featuring virtual Japanese anime pop star Hatsune Miku. Read More

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FILM | CHRISTIE’S SKATE VIDEO FOR “IF I LIVE I’LL SEE YOU TUESDAY” CONTEMPORARY ART SALE

May 8, 2014  |  Film  |  Comments Off

Christie's is dead set on marketing itself as the "cool" auction house and they've succeeded wildly with the release of the new teaser video for next week's "If I Live I’ll See You Tuesday"contemporary art evening sale on Monday, May 12th. The clip features pro skater Chris Martin riding through the auction house, giving a behind-the-scenes look at highlights from the upcoming sale including to-die-for pieces by iconoclast artists like Richard Prince, Basquiat, Read More

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PREVIEW | MARK RYDEN’S “GAY NINETIES WEST” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

May 1, 2014  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

One of the highlights of this year's art scene in LA will be the opening of longtime Supertouch buddy Mark Ryden's Gay Nineties West show at Michael Kohn's elaborate new space in Hollywood this week. It's been a long time coming (you can never trust a contractor's promise), but the gallery is finally finished and on Saturday, May 3rd, the hoards of Ryden's faithful will mob the spot to get a glimpse of their art hero. We'll have full coverage of the private friends & family opening on May 2nd, but until then, have a look at the master's first sneak peek of what's to come: Read More

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