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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STREET LIFE: BANKSY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR #WITHSYRIA RELIEF CAMPAIGN THROUGH ARTWORK & ANIMATION

March 13, 2014  |  art, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

A projection of a Syrian refugee girl releasing a red balloon by Banksy is seen at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

The #WithSyria campaign will launch in thirty five countries fronted by Banksy's newly-updated "Girl with the Red Balloon" artwork as we approach the anniversary of the Syria conflict on the 15th of March, amassing an unprecedented popular movement in solidarity with those caught in the conflict. A collective appeal will be launched by global organisations and key individuals calling on political leaders to sign up to a pledge to do everything they can to make this the last anniversary marked by Read More

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FILM | OBAMA’S FINEST MOMENT: BETWEEN TWO FERNS WITH ZACH GALIFIANAKIS

March 12, 2014  |  Film, Politiks  |  Comments Off

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obama

There's certainly little chance that we'll ever have a funnier president...

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STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH CRANIO’S SIMPSONS IN SAO PAULO, BRASIL

March 12, 2014  |  Animation, art, Graffiti, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Beautiful new piece in Sao Paulo, Brasil from street artist CRANIO (aka: Fabio Oliveira), imagining the Simpsons as Amazonian natives...

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TODD JAMES’ “SUPERNATURAL” WOMEN BARE ALL AT SANDRA GERING, NYC

March 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Painter & street artist Todd James (aka: REAS) brightened up the heart of NYC's polar vortex last week when he debuted a debauched orgy of color-drenched women at Sandra Gering gallery. Paying homage to both his love of Boris Vallejo's female viking warriors and midcentury pop art, Mr James presented one of his most accomplished and enjoyable bodies of work at nearly the exact moment when the drudgingly monotone winter landscape of Manhattan threatened to swallow the soul of the city. Have a look: Read More

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