MUST SEE SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA’S NOIR PORTRAITS AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, NYC

February 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Simply stated, Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita is one of the most interesting and unappreciated young artists working today. A graphic artist turned painter, Gokita has developed a standout visual language punctuated by his strict palette of black, white, and shades of gray, and characterized by a sort of noir pop surrealism that could only come from Japan. For this latest show at Mary Boone, Gokita has produced some of his finest work to date, with 15 new portraits that are simultaneously figurative and abstract and tinged with dark intrigue. By giving the paintings titles such as Read More

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STREET LIFE | REMEMBERING PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN IN MEXICO CITY, DF

February 3, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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The first public tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died tragically yesterday of a drug overdose in NYC popped up literally overnite in Mexico City, by street artist SMITHE ONE with the late actor telling the reaper, "I'm coming, skinny..." Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW MURALS BY OS GEMEOS IN SAN FRANCISCO

January 16, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos, the supernatural identical twin street art force from Sao Paulo, Brasil, wrapped up some huge new public works in San Francisco at the end of last year. Retracing their steps at legendary SF gallery The Luggage Store, where artists like Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Margaret Kilgallen, and OS G themselves got their start in the '90s, the brothers covered up their own greatly weathered mural above the building's rooftop dating from the Read More

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STREET ARTIST BAST TAKES ON THE HAMPTONS WITH “SEAFOAM” AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY

June 26, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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There's just something about street art in the Hamptons, an irony embraced by Brooklyn-based graffitist Bast whose new show of paintings & sculpture, "Seafoam" went on display at Eric Firestone Gallery (owned and curated by Supertouch buddy Eric Firestone who also manages the Arizona Boneyard Porject) in the tony NY retreat community last week. Read More

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TOMMY HILFIGER ART SURFBOARDS BY RAYMOND PETTIBON, SCOTT CAMPBELL, RICHARD PHILLIPS, LOLA SCHNABEL, & GARY SIMMONS

June 18, 2013  |  art, Fashion  |  Comments Off

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Miraculously, the least cool clothing line ever created one of the coolest collabs of the summer (hopefully everyone got paid some serious money to do this) when Tommy Hilfiger teamed up with artists Raymond Pettibon, Scott Campbell, Richard Phillips, Lola Schnabel, and Gary Simmons to produce a line of art surfboards benefiting the venerable Art Production Fund, Read More

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FIRST LOOK: STREET ARTIST EINE’S “INNOCENCE” AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

June 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Over the past decade, British abecedarian graffitist EINE has elevated tagging to high art with his global street art campaign of baroque psychedelic alphabets and cryptic non sequiturs. Unlike graffiti at large, however, his work has been met with with overwhelming praise worldwide and his work even resides in the White House after Obama traded British Prime Minister David Cameron an Ed Ruscha print for an Eine original. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH SPACE INVADER AT ART BASEL SWITZERLAND

June 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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OG French 8 bit graffiti phenom Invader might not have had artwork in this year's installment of Art Basel in Switzerland last week, but that didn't keep him from being one of the most seen artists of the show. Have a look: Read More

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RECAP: THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND, 2013

June 17, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week, art world illuminati descended on Switzerland for the most serious installment of the Art Basel trade show franchise in the town where it all started. Unlike the debauched winter party that is Art Basel Miami or the new money fishing hole of Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Switzerland is a serious affair where the big boys go to land serious deals (over $2B in art was on display this year) and the hedonism is second to the business of cashing big art checks. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL IN VIENNA WITH DAN WITZ’ “PRISONERS OF STREET ART” SERIES

June 12, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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NYC-based street artist and accomplished fine art painter Dan Witz has kept himself busy in Vienna this month by covering the town with images of his "street art prisoners" trapped within the city's walls. Have a look: Read More

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ERIK FOSS’ “EXORCISM” AT PAUL LOYA GALLERY, LA

June 12, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy and emerging NY art star Erik Foss celebrated a career milestone on Friday when his first solo show opened at the nascent Paul Loya Gallery in LA (Culver City to be exact). Comprised of a body of beautiful large scale paintings representing his finest work to date, the show reveled in abstraction rendered via unusual means including the use of fishnet stockings and six pack can rings as stencils, color-dipped toilet paper wads as a velocity medium, and paint-dipped dildos as a projectile color delivery system. Read More

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