After thirteen years of development following the attacks of 9/11, the new One World Trade Center—standing 104 stories tall at a cost of $3.9 billion—has finally opened its doors to the public with a massive new mural by the homie Jose Parla as its Read More
Long time Supertouch buddy KAWS has become a true force of nature in the art world in recent years. Emerging from his early roots in animation and graffiti in the 90s to reign over streetwear and the vinyl toy industry in the 2000s, the artist known to his parents as Brian Donnelley is now a major player in the art world. This meteoric ascendency is due in large part to his prodigious and unrelentingly stunning Read More
Proving that Sunday is shaping up to be the new Thursday nite in NYC, the provocatively-titled group show Satan Ceramics featuring new work by Tom Sachs, Mary Frey, Pat McCarthy, and JJ Peet opened at Salon 94 in Freeman's Alley, LES. While appearing to be an unlikely show, in fact, the four artists Read More
Irish painter & street artist Conor Harrington's penchant for bouts of Victorian rounds of fisticuffs plays out once again in the streets of London with this new piece titled Once Were Warriors. Keep an eye on Supertouch for the first look at his upcoming Read More
Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's biggest ever solo exhibition opened today at the Brooklyn Museum. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai's passport was confiscated, and he cannot travel to coordinate or even see his own exhibit. The Brooklyn show includes "Sacred," a depiction of his incarceration in six dioramas, in its first North American appearance.
National Geographic met and spoke with Ai in Beijing where he lives.
Longtime Supertouch buddy Camille Rose Garcia's trademark storybook surrealism has been a dominant force in the world of underground art for years and is now gaining the proper recognition in fine art circles it so rightly deserves. And though that attention has come through the elevation of her artwork at elite, high-end art galleries in recent years, her dedication to the upstart art spaces that built her career remains intact, as evidenced by the opening of her latest body of work, "La Danse Macabre," at Kirsten Anderson's landmark Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle last Read More
Renowned for his minimalist organic modernism, design world luminary Marc Newson—who's sculpted everything from from watches to children's bunk beds, cars, boats, and even shoes by Nike—has brought his aesthetic to one of Japan's most ancient & enduring design objects: the traditional katana sword. In collaboration with Japanese design firm Wow led by Read More
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
Telling a thorough history of where tattooing's been and where it's headed in this country with the help of heavyweight authorities like Ed Hardy, Jack Rudy, Mark Mahoney, Freddy Negrete, and Mister Cartoon, "Tattoo Nation" is the first major documentary on the subject to see a widespread theatrical debut. Beginning this week, the film will begin showing in major theaters throughout the country, illustrating (no pun intended) exactly how massive and mainstream the once outlaw art has become. Read More