STREET LIFE | FAILE ON THE WALL IN COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT)

October 27, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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This month, prodigious NYC street art duo Faile (aka: "The Patricks" McNeil, and Miller) have been in the backwater city of Covington, Kentucky, gracing the little town of 40,000 with a major mural "on the rear walls of Republic Bank and Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Bridal on the corners of Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | KEIICHI TANAAMI “CHERRY BLOSSOMS FALLING IN THE EVENING GLOOM” AT NANZUKA, TOKYO

October 27, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Here at Supertouch, we can never get enough of legendary Japanese psychedelic Pop Art master Keiichi Tanaami's work, so the blessing of another showing of his incredible paintings & sculptures—this time at Nanzuka Gallery's home turf in Tokyo with the esoterically-titled "Cherry Blossoms Falling in the Evening Gloom"— hot on the heels of his recent Hong Kong exhibition is not Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MARK DEAN VECA “EVERLAST” AT WESTERN PROJECT, LA

October 27, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy and New York transplant Mark Dean Veca's illustrative work can be hard to categorize but his new show Everlast at LA's Western Project proves its vitality remains undiminished. For this new body of work, consisting of seven new paintings and 12 works on paper, Veca drew from the visual landscape of his youth, incorporating the  Read More

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STREET LIFE | GRAFFITI ARTIST SKID ROBOT PAINTS FOR THE HOMELESS IN LA

October 21, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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The anonymous street artist known as Skid Robot (it's clever, we'll give him that), has quietly been waging a guerrilla campaign to draw attention to the city's sprawling homeless population by decorating their downtown skid row squats with imagery of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “NEW FIGURES” AT GALLERY ALMINE RECH, PARIS

October 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Hot on the heels of his hilarious & timely show of Instagram photos now on display at Gagosian in NYC, the bad boy of the art world, Richard Prince, takes a hard left and goes neo-Cubist with a beautiful body of new Picasso-esque photo collage paintings titled New Figures at Gallery Almine Rech in Read More

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LAST LOOK | ROB PRUITT’S “MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES” AT GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE, NYC

October 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Pop provocateur and comedic genius Rob Pruitt's can always be counted on to bring a smile to paint a smile on the otherwise stoic face of the Art World, but his current exhibition at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in NYC, Multiple Personalities, is a more meditative experience, albeit with a heavy dose of fun as an ever-present current Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW BANKSY “GIRL WITH A PIERCED EARDRUM” REVEALED TODAY IN BRISTOL

October 20, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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England's flower (and biological father of Mr Brainwash), Sir Banksy, has shown yet another sign of life this month, proving that he hasn't fallen off the map completely, when his newest wall piece was revealed in his hometown of Bristol today, amid an internet news hoax claiming he was apprehended and his identity revealed. The piece, titled

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FIRST LOOK | KENNY SCHARF’S PAPER SCULPTURES AT PACE PRINTS, NYC

October 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for his large-scale graffiti, paintings, and sculptural works, Pop Art legend and longtime Supertouch buddy Kenny Scharf takes a refreshingly new approach to his current work on display in his eponymous new show at Pace Prints in NYC. In keeping with the gallery's general modus operandi, Sharf's pieces are comprised of Read More

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PUBLIC ART | THE SHORT LIFE & QUICK DEATH OF PAUL McCARTHY’S GIANT BUTT PLUG IN PARIS

October 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The French are known for their cultural open-mindedness, but apparently not in the case of Paul McCarthy's giant buttplug sculpture which met with an unceremonious end at the hand of vandals over the weekend in The City of Light. The 79-foot-high inflatable green sculpture titled Tree was erected in Place Vendôme last Thursday in conjunction with

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BEST IN SHOW | DUANE HANSON’S “REALITY CHECK” AT SOTHEBY’S S2 IN LONDON

October 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the highlights of Frieze art week in London is the mind-blowing work of the late Pop hyperrealist sculptor Duane Hanson currently on view in the mini-retrospective Reality Check that brings a slice of Middle America to Mayfair at Sotheby's S2 Gallery. Famed for his Read More

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