MUSIC | PHARRELL’S “HAPPY” + FELA KUTI = “HAPPY MENTALITY” BY DJ 100PROOF

March 25, 2014  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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Just when you thought you'd have to kill yourself to get Pharrell's infectious new ear worm "Happy" out of your head, DJ 100Proof mashed it up with the vintage Fela Kuti track "Colonial Mentality" to transform the pop tune into "Happy Mentality," the most welcome new Afrobeat single in ages. "One of the things I find interesting about [Fela's] music is Read More

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING WITH RUDOLF STINGEL AT GAGOSIAN, NYC

March 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The first-ever US showing of landscapes by legendary Italian painter Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery in NYC featuring massive scale photorealistic reproductions of snowcapped mountains is the perfect homage to the city's winterlong Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | GEOFF McFETRIDGE’S “MEDITALLUCINATION” AT V1 COPENHAGEN

March 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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A master graphic designer and visual thinker, Supertouch buddy Geoff McFetridge brings the same elegant minimalism to his fine art with "Meditallucination," a new body of paintings, drawings, and hand painted ceramics opening this week at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me," explains McFetridge. "The paintings attempt to Read More

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STREET LIFE | SPACE INVADER THINKS PINK IN PARIS

March 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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French street artist Space Invader summoned a rainbow in Paris with his new Pink Panther tile piece on the first day of spring...

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

March 20, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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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

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STREET LIFE | JR’S UNFRAMED PROJECT IN BADEN BADEN, GERMANY

March 19, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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In conjunction with a retrospective solo exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda, in Baden Baden, Germany, French street artist & Supertouch buddy JR has just completed the installation of his outdoor "Unframed" project on the city's walls. An ongoing project since 2010 with installments in cities around the world, "Unframed" uses images by Read More

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LAST LOOK | JAMES TURRELL’S RAINBOW LIGHTSCAPES AT LACMA

March 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On display at LACMA until April 6th, James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of LA native James Turrell, a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition  includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms. One section is devoted to Read More

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THE EPIC BEAUTY OF JACOB HASHIMOTO’S “GAS GIANT” INSTALLATION AT MOCA

March 17, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Jacob Hashimoto’s massive new "Gas Giant" installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles is an immersive, transcendent experience that stands as a vivid testament to its creator's mastery of vision and execution. A sprawling exhibition that fills the PDC's hall from floor to ceiling with thousands of floating paper kites suspended on Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | YOSHITOMO NARA’S RETROSPECTIVE AT BLUM & POE, LA

March 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his seventh show with stalwart LA gallery Blum & Poe, Japanese art hero Yoshitomo Nara presents an eponymous retrospective of sorts, featuring 11 new large-scale paintings & 10 new bronze sculptures representing his current visual mode, and a massive survey of over 200 drawings made over the past three decades chronicling in detail his stylistic evolution throughout the years. The result is an exhibition of extraordinary depth and inspiration that will Read More

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KAWS EXPLORES FAMILIAR THEMES IN “PLAY YOUR PART” AT GALLERY JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

March 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic show with Mary Boone in NYC at the end of last year (and simultaneous shows at Galerie Perrotin, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art), Supertouch buddy KAWS proves he put his money to good use in building his gorgeous new Brooklyn studio/factory with this immediate followup show of new large-scale work titled "Play Your Part" at Gallery Javier Lopez in Madrid. Focusing this time on Read More

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