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.
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
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
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
Anyone feeling a bit short on their knowledge of great architecture need look no further than the new animated short “The ABC of Architects.” Created by animators Andrea Stinga and Federico Gonzalez, the piece traces 26 of the world’s most influential architects, from Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid and their most famous structures.
It turns out the greatest American documentary street photographer since Weegee, Vivian Maier, was also one of this country’s best kept secrets. An obsessive midcentury amateur photographer who secretly produced work on par with Diane Arbus for over 40 years in and around the city of Chicago while she quietly Read More
There’s certainly little chance that we’ll ever have a funnier president…
In an attempt to raise awareness of the needs of Japanese children who have been traumatised by the devastating impact of the Great Eastern Japan earthquake of 2011, the creatives at Zapuni today released the new animated short film “By Your Side” on the third anniversary of the earthquake. Two years in the making, musician Sade, animator Tsuneo Goda, and filmmakers Dwarf and Gregory Rood came up with this little gem to express a feeling of love and solidarity with the affected children of this natural disaster. Watch now and support at Zapuni.com Read More
MoCA TV kicks off its new punk documentary series with a video chronicling the importance of the most influential of all hardcore bands—both musically and visually, Black Flag, with a special focus on the artist behind the band’s groundbreaking imagery, Raymond Pettibon. Watch. Now. Read More
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…