It seems that President Elect BARACK OBAMA's recent win has struck fear in the hearts of some of the country's most passionate citizens, namely gun owners. According to FBI figures for the week of November 3 to 9, the bureau received more than 374,000 requests for background checks on gun purchasers—a nearly 49 percent increase over the same period in 2007, and gun stores are selling through their stocks of legal assault rifles as fast as they can put them on shelves. Fears that the combination of a liberal Democratic president and a Democratic majority in congress might spell the end for the US gun trade are proving more powerful than the thought of a non-white president. Read the full story HERE.
We gotta admit it, we're big fans of dust art. From the ubiquitous "Wash Me" signs to the "Dusty Willie" masterpiece you see here by an anonymous dust painter in AUSTIN last week. What better excuse is there not to wash the whip?
The underground art world's most outspoken political agitator, Supertouch's own RON ENGLISH is not happy about the economic bailout. Needless to say, Clear Channel isn't going to be very happy either when these new media bombs start appearing—sans permission—around the country. And, for dissidents who like to take billboard liberation into their own hands, hi-res EPS files of the images can be downloaded HERE. Just don't tell us what you did with them and no one gets busted. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Wow, BARACK, really? A photo with TERRY RICHARDSON? For reals? Never mind it was shot in 2007 for Vibe Magazine, isn't it funny how it's making the rounds right now?!? Doesn't he, like, take photos of people with baseball bats up their asses and naked girls in every state of disgustitude known to man? Did your people REALLY not know who he was when you shot this? Don't you have two young daughters and a family-values gameplan that the Republicans will shred you to pieces over if they put 2 + 2 together on this one? Besides, hasn't everyone and their underage cousin been photographed by/with T-Bone at this point? Aren't you already behind in the polls because of a born-again, right wing Alaskan Hockey Mom's pro-family, anti-abortion stance? Isn't the mind of a Middle American voter scary enough without giving them this to figure out? Aren't you already trailing McCain in the polls after an amazingly advantageous six months in the lead? Isn't admitting you listen to Jay-Z on a regular basis dangerous enough in a country where the White House could easily double as a church pulpit? Well, it was fun while it lasted, bro. Hope you frame this 8 x 10 for the family piano. Every time you look at it you'll be reminded of that year you tried to run for president...
The undeniable continuity between Supertouch & bastard stepsister-in-law, twice-removed publication STREET BONERS & TV CARNAGE is an undeniable shared appreciation for the work of legendary punk artist/visual anarchist GEE VAUCHER. Thus we couldn't help but pay great attention when head boner & Vice Mag founder GAVIN McINNES reported on Mrs Vaucher's official membership in the newly-inaugurated & highly prestigious TOM'S FANTASTIC ART CLUB in Rural Essex. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
As we reported earlier this week, British street artist BANKSY has been on a southern road trip of late, starting in a pre-Gustav New Orleans before moving on to ALABAMA where he paid homage to the great white powers-that-be with his stenciled image of a hung KKK member on an abandoned gas station. Taking matters into their own hands yesterday, irate locals broke out their own spray cans to let the world know what they think of a snotty English street artist pointin’ fingers at their good ole boys. Too bad they didn't realize that simply cutting out the stencil & selling it on eBay would have been the sweetest revenge. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Just in case anyone's not been paying attention, graffiti's officially a wrap, folks. RIP...
Inimitable art provocateur and Cremaster Cycle mastermind MATTHEW BARNEY isn't shy about his love for dirty black metal. A fact that guests at his house party and pig roast featuring live performances by such delicately named bands as Copremeis, Inquisition, Dagon, Krallice, and S.M.E.S., couldn't have been happier about. Master chef Barney kept his metal militia satiated by roasting and carving up several suckling pigs, providing a suitably decadent buffet for the occasion. Of course, Supertouch's own metal casualty/toothless wonder STUNTBOY (aka: Erik Foss) was on hand to divine some swine and pop some shots. HAVE A LOOK: Read More