Supertouch buddy KAWS checks in with a visual update on ROSSON CROW's incredible solo show "Focus" at the FORT WORTH MODERN that opened on Saturday nite. Hailing from Plano, Texas, the red Corvette driving LA-based bad girl of the art world is one of the most incredible young talents on the scene who kicked ass and took names with her first solo museum show in her home state of Lone Star. The big show features a small collection of large scale works that were quickly upstaged by the Texas Rose herself who showed up at the opening decked out in a red, white, and blue sequined showgirl's outfit, exuding state pride right down to her Texas flag manicure. The DALLAS MORNING NEWS took rightful notice:
"Rosson Crow is having one of life's sweetest moments, and she may be too young to fully appreciate it. Just three years out of Yale's master's program, the 26-year-old has moved from gallery level to museum soloist with her "Focus" show, which opened Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
This great career leap forward is happening only a few miles from her hometown of Plano, where she was known as Lauren. She became her more androgynous middle name when she launched her life as an artist ... The high-glamour Crow is visually at odds with her large-scale paintings of defunct saloons, taxidermy shops and seedy nightclubs. She likes dark, raucous spaces that have a history, and she combs through archival photographs and American history books for inspirational images. She has incorporated photographs of Abraham Lincoln's funeral cortège and the New York Stock Exchange at the turn of the century in her work." Click HERE to read more.
A featured artist in LANCE ARMSTRONG's upcoming Supertouch-curated "Stages" art show to benefit the anti-cancer LIVESTRONG foundation, Rosson Crow will be creating an original large-scale painting that will be premiered at the exhibition when doors open on July 16th at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN in Paris during the TOUR DE FRANCE. Stay tuned to ST for more updates coming soon. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Launching tonite at NIKE's MONTALBAN THEATER is news of the upcoming "Stages" art show that will debut in July at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN in Paris during LANCE ARMSTRONG's run in this year's TOUR DE FRANCE. An exhibition curated to reflect the personal art collecting tastes of Lance himself, the exhibition was developed by Nike to illustrate LIVESTRONG's expanded global outreach in the fight against cancer and as a means of engaging the creative community in the shared struggle. Launching on July 16th, the show will feature nearly thirty original artworks reflecting on some aspect of the cancer struggle by a diverse roster of emerging and established artists including ED RUSCHA, RAYMOND PETTIBON, KAWS, ROSSON CROW, JR, TARYN SIMON, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, JULES DE BALINCOURT, SHEPARD FAIREY, JOSE PARLA, AARON YOUNG, MARC NEWSON, KENNY SCHARF, OS GEMEOS, YOSHITOMO NARA, ERIC WHITE, and DZINE, to name just a few. To highlight the event, Lance will be riding a special series of "art bikes" in the Tour de France created in collaboration with TREK and designed by none other than modern art and design masters MARC NEWSON, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, and DAMIEN HIRST. To put a giant face on the campaign, SHEPARD FAIREY wrapped the side of the Montalban theater in his new artwork for Livestrong depicting Lance as the two-wheeled cancer fighting machine that he was born to be. Stay tuned for more "Stages" details coming from ST soon...
Art collector and Supertouch buddy/resident iron man LANCE ARMSTRONG hasn't had much time off the bike lately as he gears up for next year's monumental lineup of races, culminating in his unprecedented return to the TOUR DE FRANCE in July, so we check in with him now to recap his victory this weekend at the TOUR DE GRUENE time trials, and his WILLIE NELSON hosted post-race celebration for last week's annual LIVESTRONG RIDE FOR THE ROSES in the best little city in the west: Austin, Tejás. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
To commemorate the LIVESTRONG foundation's most important cycling fundraiser, the RIDE FOR THE ROSES—an annual ride in its 12th year whose participants raise a minimum of $10,000 each to benefit the organization's fight against cancer—Supertouch has paired the event's frontman LANCE ARMSTRONG with artist SHEPARD FAIREY to create some imagery worthy of the challenge. An extremely limited-edition poster bearing Shepard's rendition of Lance on a recent training run for the Tour de France 2009 has been screened as a gift for attending riders at the Austin event while seven handmade fine art renditions of the image signed by both Lance and Shepard will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit the charity at the event's conclusion on October 26th. Stay tuned to ST for more details to come…
Roadtripping in Texas with cycling legend LANCE ARMSTRONG a few weeks back ultimately landed us in the remote and unlikely art culture hotspot of MARFA, TEXAS. Known primarily as the land that time forgot and the setting for iconic films "Giant," "No Country For Old Men," and "There Will Be Blood," the sleepy town of 2,000 people is actually one of the nation's best kept creative centers and is home to an amazing array of talent, including the legendary Christopher Wool, and art world émigrés who fled the confines of NYC for the wide open spaces of the West. The migration was started by so-called "minimalist" (though he hated the term) artist DONALD JUDD when he relocated to the area in the early 1970s, and single-handedly instigated the migration of like-minded heads to the former military town centered around the abandoned army barracks he was now using as his own private museum and studio space.Read More
Visionary artists and longtime Supertouch buddies ROB & CHRISTIAN CLAYTON, aka: "The Clayton Brothers," pulled another incredible show of new work out of thier collective sleeves with the debut of their joint show "As Is" at ultra-progressive MACKEY GALLERY in Houston, Tejás last week. Curiously dwelling on the themes of repair and domestic renewal, the brothers who paint together have created yet another amazing body of work that pushes their distinct visual style into new realms of accomplishment. HAVE A LOOK: Read More