PARIS///FIRST LOOK: ESPO & MATT GOLAS AT COLETTE FOR WORLD AIDS DAY

December 4, 2008  |  art, First Look, Graffiti, News, Openings, Paris, Street Art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on PARIS///FIRST LOOK: ESPO & MATT GOLAS AT COLETTE FOR WORLD AIDS DAY

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Espo’s artwork wears well…

NYC’s STEPHEN POWERS (aka: ESPO) teamed up with artist MATT GOLAS for a collaborative art exhibition “A True Provider is Good to Find” at Parisian hotspot COLETTE that opened this weekend in commemoration of WORLD AIDS DAY on December 1st. Addressing the issue of Paris’ large prostitute population, Espo created a run of custom made yellow raincoats as a metaphor for protection, many of which were given to and worn by actual prostitutes, while Golas created a run of handmade magnetic hotel key cards as a metaphor for emotional shelter. In addition to Powers’ raincoats, the hightop-faded artist also exhibited a large array of his personal photography and trademark handpainted signage bearing such heartfelt messaging as “Everything is shit except for you love,” and “I love you so fucking much it hurts.” Both Powers’ raincoats and Golas’ hotel keys are available now through the gallery’s online shop. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

POLITIKS///VOTE FOR CHANGE

October 29, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on POLITIKS///VOTE FOR CHANGE


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LA///OPENING NITE: ROBBIE CONAL’S 25 YEAR RETROSPECITVE AT TRACK 16 GALLERY

October 17, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on LA///OPENING NITE: ROBBIE CONAL’S 25 YEAR RETROSPECITVE AT TRACK 16 GALLERY

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Art fans and leftie agitators in the LA area need not miss tomorrow nite’s (Saturday, October 18) opening of legendary underground/political artist ROBBIE CONAL‘s stunning 25 year retrospective show, “Unlawful & Un-American” at Santa Monica’s TRACK 16 GALLERY in Bergamot Station. Don’t sleep. Tune in next week for the full recap here on ST

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POLITIKS///HOMER VOTES

October 3, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on POLITIKS///HOMER VOTES

NEWS///DENVER RECAP: SHEPARD FAIREY ARRESTED AT THE DNC, THE FULL STORY

September 4, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEWS///DENVER RECAP: SHEPARD FAIREY ARRESTED AT THE DNC, THE FULL STORY

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Isn’t that rap sheet supposed to read 7’4,” 520lbs?…

A week after the DNC wrapped in snow-white Denver, CO, we bring you a first look at the mugshot from SHEPARD FAIREY‘s arrest on August 25 for “interference with police authority and posting unauthorized posters.” Taking a break from his duties hosting the pro-Obama “Manifest Hope” art show, Shep was busy plastering downtown Denver with his signature Obama posters when cops in full riot gear and guns drawn reportedly shouted “Get on the fucking ground or we’re going to kick you in the fucking head!” Fairey and his crew were then zip-tied, accused of being “anarchists” for wearing all-black outfits, and led to jail where he spent 15 hours eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and giving each other body cavity searches before pleading out to the police interference charge with six months unsupervised probation and a $100 fine. Hopefully, as First Artist under an Obama administration, Fairey and his ilk will have diplomatic street immunity for at least four years. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

NYC///NEWS///ESPO WANTS TO WATERBOARD YOUR LAWYER…

July 24, 2008  |  Art Stunts, News, NYC, Politiks, Torture, Uncategorized, Weird Shit, WTF???  |  Comments Off on NYC///NEWS///ESPO WANTS TO WATERBOARD YOUR LAWYER…

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Espo takes to the streets to enlist some willing waterboard soldiers…

Since Guantanamo Bay isn’t technically accepting any new prisoners, our man ESPO aka: STEVE POWERS is ready to set up a little WATERBOARDING torture experiment—in conjunction with NYC-based arts organization CREATIVE TIME—of his own and he needs you or your lawyer to sign up now. READ ON: Read More

SUPERTOUCH 2.0…

April 15, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on SUPERTOUCH 2.0…

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As you’ll see, SUPERTOUCH has undergone a bit of a renovation with a lot of added features—including a crew of guest bloggers—that will all be operational shortly. We’re having a bit of technical difficulty right now while the domain name transfers fully to new servers so just hang in there, you’ll be able to see images and all archived posts momentarily. STAY TUNED FOR MORE TO COME…

BIKE LIFE///ART & COMMERCE///RVCA x CINELLI: “PRESSURE”…

April 10, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BIKE LIFE///ART & COMMERCE///RVCA x CINELLI: “PRESSURE”…

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RVCA artist Barry McGee with Cinelli honcho Antonio Colombo…

SoCal art & lifestyle clothing company RVCA in conjunction with renowned cycling company CINELLI have announced a collaborative cycling art project, “Pressure.” Featuring an array of Cinelli bikes built and designed by such modern artists as Barry McGee, Ashley Macomber, Clare Rojas, C.R. Stecyk III, Dan Murphy, DMOTE, Jesse Geller, Josh Lazcano, KAWS, Madsaki, Phil Frost, PM Tenore and Stephen Powers, the partnership has been undertaken to pay tribute to both companies’ passion for design and excellence in their respective fields and attests to the undeniable link between underground art and track bike culture that has solidified in recent years. The show will debut at RVCA’s flagship store in San Francisco on Thursday, June 19th and will be followed by a second September showing in Austin, Texas at cycling legend LANCE ARMSTRONG‘s new bike shop, MELLOW JOHNNY‘S (so named for Armstrong’s cycling nickname derived from the French term “maillot jaune,” meaning yellow jersey), with more future tour dates to be announced. To commemorate the show an array of limited-edition merchandise will be produced including RVCA T-shirts, a hardcover book, and, most notably, a special BARRY McGEE-designed Cinelli bike. Limited to 50 pieces worldwide and available in three frame sizes (54, 56 or 58), the cycle will be available as 25 complete bikes and 25 frame-only kits with pricetags of $3,700.00 and $2,100.00 respectively, and will be available for sale only through RVCA and Mellow Johnny’s. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates to come, in the meantime, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

NY///OPENING NITE WITH TAKASHI MURAKAMI AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM…

April 4, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NY///OPENING NITE WITH TAKASHI MURAKAMI AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM…

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Kanye storms the stage and hangs tough with design gangsters Murakami and Marc Jacobs… 

Following the long run of Japanese Pop Art power player TAKASHI MURAKAMI‘s retrospective “© Murakami,” show in Los Angeles, the massive retrospective picked up and relocated to the BROOKLYN MUSEUM where the exhibit’s star-studded opening charity gala was held last nite. Supertouch buddy, director DAVID LAM was on hand to take in the spectacle firsthand, including the highlight of the evening, a performance by Supertouch ally KANYE WEST to an adoring crowd, including fashionista Marc Jacobs who queued up for a closer look at Kanye’s performance like a rabid teenager. Adding a bit of tongue-in-cheek irony to this stop was the inclusion of a mini-exhibition of fake Murakami Louis Vuitton merchandise to playfully contrast the onsite LV boutique (which, once again, kicked none of its profits back to the museum) selling very real and very expensive merchandise to the housewives of New York City. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

LA///POLITIKS///SHEPARD FAIREY GOES BIG FOR OBAMA…

February 28, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on LA///POLITIKS///SHEPARD FAIREY GOES BIG FOR OBAMA…

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Shep goes big—and legal—in Echo Park…

Supertouch‘s own SHEPARD FAIREY is taking his BARACK OBAMA endorsement seriously and went big this week with a massive new—and somewhat disappointingly, legal—billboard on the side of his new world HQ building on Sunset Blvd in Echo Park. Apparently a bumper sticker on the back of Shep’s biodiesel Volvo wagon just wasn’t cutting it anymore…

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Barack’s first choice for the VP slot. Or, at the least, Minister of Propaganda…