STREET LIFE | STROK’S WALL WAKERS FOR THE MEMORIE URBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL, ITALY

July 9, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Beautiful new work by Norwegian street artist Strok (aka: Anders Gjennestad), as part of the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Terracina, Italy. The photorealistic Trompe-l'œil images of children casting long shadows while playing graces the side of a school and gives the illusion of students walking on Read More

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OPENINGS | “KNOCK KNOCK” GROUP SHOW AT GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Exploring the use of comic imagery in fine art is Galería Javier López's fantastic new show, Knock! Knock! featuring work by an eclectic group of artists from different eras and backgrounds—from underground comics and illustration to fine art—including Peter Saul, Paul McCarthy, R Crumb, KAWS, Erik Parker, Yoshitomo Nara, Ed Templeton, Basil Wolverton, Todd James, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Faile, and Read More

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MUST-SEE | “JEFF KOONS: A RETROSPECTIVE” AT THE WHITNEY, NYC

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Oceans of ink have been spilled (mainly in New York) debating the merits of the world's highest paid artist, aka: The King of Pop (Art), Jeff Koons. And while it's easy to denigrate the artist for his banal imagery, inhumanly slick finishes, and factory production line, there's no debating Koons' lasting influence on the art world (for better or worse) or, most importantly, the joy his work brings to Read More

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FIRST LOOK | OS GEMEOS: “A OPERA DA LUA” AT GALERIA FORTES VILACA, BRASIL

June 30, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Identical twin brothers Otavio & Gustava Pandolfo, otherwise known collectively as Os Gemeos, rose from the backstreets of Sao Paulo to become the foremost street artists of their generation, elevating the medium to new heights in the process. Returning to their hometown last weekend during World Cup for their first solo exhibition in Sao Paulo in years at the venerable Galeria Fortes Vilaca.
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FIRST LOOK | THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL “JOYRIDE” EXHIBITION AT MARLBOROUGH BROOME ST, NYC

June 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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NYC's Bicycle Film Festival is one of the city's most loved grassroots events and from the beginning its founder, the tireless Brent Barbour, has worked heavily with the local creative community, throwing annual BFF art shows featuring star-studded rosters of supporting artists, many of whom are dedicated cyclists themselves. This year's Joyride show, held last nite at Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | IZUMI KATO AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PARIS

June 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin has been on a real tear lately with eight top-notch shows currently running at spaces from Hong Kong to NYC. One of the best is the current eponymous exhibition by Japanese artist Izumi Kato, currently occupying Galerie Perrotin's Impasse St Claude space and featuring Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JEFF KOONS’ “SPLIT ROCKER” INSTALLATION AT ROCKAFELLER CENTER

June 25, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It wouldn't be summer without some attention-grabbing public art at Rockefeller Center, and this season Jeff Koons' enormous Split Rocker piece will be taking a turn entertaining the tourists & salarymen. Standing over 37 feet high, and covered in over 50,000 live Read More

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FILM | JOSE PARLA & JR: “WRINKLES OF THE CITY”

June 25, 2014  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In 2012, Supertouch buddies JR & Jose Parla traveled to Parla's home country of Cuba as part of the Havana Biennale to create a citywide installation of their Wrinkles of the City series that brings the residents of an area to life via large-scale urban  portraits. The pair have finally released their co-directed film of the artistic journey, which can be seen in its entirety Here.

 

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FAIR PLAY | ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2014: THE SUPERTOUCH RECAP

June 25, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It might seem like there's a major art fair every month at this point, but the original Art Basel is still the biggest and baddest. This year's event—which transpired in its namesake Basel Switzerland last week—showed that, unlike the kitschy Art Basel Miami, Read More

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STREET LIFE | SPACE INVADER DOES ART BASEL, SWITZERLAND

June 23, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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You wouldn't find much street art in last week's Art Basel fair in the Swiss town that started it all, but luckily, French street art phenom Invader still has the streets on lock with his tiled 8-Bit hits celebrating the Read More

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