STREET LIFE | FUTURA’S “CONCRETE JUNGLE” ON THE WALL AT HOUSTON & BOWERY

September 15, 2015  |  Streets, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | FUTURA’S “CONCRETE JUNGLE” ON THE WALL AT HOUSTON & BOWERY

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It’s been a long time since NYC’s most visionary graffiti artist had a full-fledged mural running in the city, but last weekend Futura (aka: Mr Leonard McGurr) put an end to that when he wrapped up his new painting Concrete Jungle on the wall at Houston & Bowery. Inaugurated by Read More

SUMMER IN NYC | JORGE PARDO, JON PYLYPCHUK, DIRK SKREBER AT PETZEL GALLERY

July 23, 2015  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on SUMMER IN NYC | JORGE PARDO, JON PYLYPCHUK, DIRK SKREBER AT PETZEL GALLERY

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Summer is known to be the doldrums in NYC but this July Petzel Gallery is keeping it fresh with a fantastic group show featuring the incredibly fun work of John Pylpchuk, backed up by a sculptural installation by Jorge Pardo, and a film by Dirk Skreber. For nearly Read More

ON EXHIBIT |THE WORLD TRADE CENTER OPENS WITH A JOSE PARLA MURAL AS ITS CENTERPIECE

November 21, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on ON EXHIBIT |THE WORLD TRADE CENTER OPENS WITH A JOSE PARLA MURAL AS ITS CENTERPIECE

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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

FIRST LOOK | KAWS “MAN’S BEST FRIEND” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

September 15, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | KAWS “MAN’S BEST FRIEND” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

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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

OPENINGS | “SATAN CERAMICS” FEATURING TOM SACHS, MARY FREY, JJ PEET, & PAT McCARTHY AT SALON 94, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on OPENINGS | “SATAN CERAMICS” FEATURING TOM SACHS, MARY FREY, JJ PEET, & PAT McCARTHY AT SALON 94, NYC

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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 SachsMary 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

STREET LIFE | CONOR HARRINGTON’S “ONCE WERE WARRIORS” ON THE WALL IN LONDON

August 26, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | CONOR HARRINGTON’S “ONCE WERE WARRIORS” ON THE WALL IN LONDON

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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

AI WEIWEI SPEAKS FROM CHINA ON BEING BARRED FROM VISITING HIS BROOKLYN MUSEUM SHOW

April 18, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on AI WEIWEI SPEAKS FROM CHINA ON BEING BARRED FROM VISITING HIS BROOKLYN MUSEUM SHOW

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.

OPENINGS | CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA’S ‘LA DANSE MACABRE’ AT ROQ LA RUE, SEATTLE

April 8, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on OPENINGS | CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA’S ‘LA DANSE MACABRE’ AT ROQ LA RUE, SEATTLE

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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

DESIGN | MARC NEWSON’S JAPANESE “AIKUCHI” SWORD FOR WOW STUDIO

March 20, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on DESIGN | MARC NEWSON’S JAPANESE “AIKUCHI” SWORD FOR WOW STUDIO

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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

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

April 4, 2013  |  Film, News, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on TIM BURTON SET TO DIRECT “BIG EYES,” A FILM ABOUT MARGARET & WALTER KEANE

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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