TIM BURTON SET TO DIRECT “BIG EYES,” A FILM ABOUT MARGARET & WALTER KEANE

April 4, 2013  |  Film, News, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Underground art fans have long been devoted collectors of the kitsch paintings of Margaret Keane who became a veritable art star in the 1960s & 70s with her imagery of big-eyed girls and boys that seemingly populated every suburban American living room and den of the era. Read More

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THE STANDARD HOTEL NYC DEBUTS NEW KENNY SCHARF SCULPTURE

April 4, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch NYC hangout The Standard Hotel debuted its latest addition to the front patio exhibition space last week: Kenny Scharf's beautiful new "Squirtz" sculpture. Display of the giant blue outer space noggin is timed to coincide with "Kolors," Scharf's show of new artworks opening tonite at the venerable Paul Kasmin Gallery which should be considered a must-see event for anyone in the city. Don't miss it. Read More

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SHEPARD FAIREY x TRUSTO CORP CEREAL BOXES TO HIT LA GROCERY STORE SHELVES THIS WEEK

April 3, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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Disruptive street art collective/culture jammers Trusto Corp have just relocated to LA and are planning a fresh assault on the city's streets and grocery stores in the upcoming weeks. In advance of their first optimistically-titled LA exhibition, "The Future is Blight," opening at Lebasse Projects on Saturday, April 13th (mark your calendars), the crew has collaborated with fellow artist Shepard Fairey to design a collaborative "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal box that will start appearing on local grocery store shelves throughout the southland in the coming days. Read More

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RYAN MCGINLEY’S ART BILLBOARD BRIGHTENS NYC’S HIGHLINE PARK FOR APRIL

April 3, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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New York photographer and downtown denizen Ryan McGinley is the latest artist to be included in NYC's prestigious Highline Park art billboard project. Featuring McGinley's 2007 "Blue Falling" photo of a silhouetted figure dropping backward toward the ground against a radiant blue background, the giant sign brightens up the park's view in advance of the impending spring blooms and attendant madness the warming weather brings out in the stir crazy natives. Located at West 18th Street & 10th Avenue, McGinley’s billboard will be on view throughout the month of April. Read More

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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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AGENCY APPROPRIATES ERIC WHITE PAINTING FOR TARGET COMMERCIAL

April 1, 2013  |  News  |  Comments Off

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Notice any glaring visual similarities between this still from the current Spring Target commercial (watch the full spot below) and the 2010 painting by Supertouch buddy Eric White? Yeah, we did too. Created by hipster Brooklyn agency Partners & Spade (you know, the kind populated by the culturally aware types who spend a lot of time looking at paintings at art shows & fairs), the recent Target spot openly mined White's "Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner" without the artist's consent or collaboration, in one of the most literal appropriations of an artist's work we've seen in a long time. Read More

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DOCUMENTARY: CODY WILSON & THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTED GUNS

March 28, 2013  |  News, Tech, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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ARTIST JR RELEASES FREE NEW IPAD APP

March 28, 2013  |  art, News, Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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Public/street/graffiti artist (call him what you will, he won't care) JR, known for his photo-based public art installations, has just released an amazing new free iPad app chronicling his career and exentensive global body of global work. Packed with interactive features such as maps and videos, the app is a must-have and even comes in English, French, and Spanish translations. Bravo, JR... Read More

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NEW TROVE OF PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN EARLY BASQUIAT ARTWORKS TO BE REVEALED BY EX-GIRLFRIEND

March 28, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

Many of our friends who ran with the now-legendary Jean-Michel Basquiat in the '80s New York art scene have saved small mementos and physical souvenirs of their friendship with the artist. Seeing these personal effects and personalized gifts and artworks always adds further insight into the character of the enigmatic artist that gallery and museum shows fail to provide. Now, an ex-girlfriend of Basquiat who lived with him during his early fertile period in the downtown scene has plans to make public her collection of previously unseen artworks and personal items once owned & created by JMB that should be seriously eye-opening to fans: Read More

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SHEPARD FAIREY DESIGNS PATCH FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ARK1 MISSION

March 22, 2013  |  art, Design, News  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Shepard Fairey has just become the first punk in space with his new logo & patch design to be worn by astronauts on the International Space Station. The controversial street artist and streetwear magnate was commissioned by the auspiciously named Center of Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to create an emblem for the International Space Station's upcoming Advancing Research Knowledge 1 (ARK1) mission that launches later this year. Read More

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