SHOWSTOPPER | CARLOS ROLON/DZINE “TUNNEL VISION” AT SPACE K, SOUTH KOREA

September 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 3.09.35 PM

Renowned for creating baroque works of hyper-embellished sculpture, from  over-the-top lowriders to Liberace-esque crystal chandeliers, Chicago-based artist & longtime Supertouch buddy Dzine (aka: Sñr Carlos Rolón) has pulled out all the stops for his current show, Tunnel Vision at Space K in Gwangju, South Korea. Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH FAFI IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT, AMSTERDAM

September 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 11.52.11 AM

French street artist and Supertouch buddy Fafi marked her return to Amsterdam this week by putting one of her girls to work in the city's legendary Red Light District, alongside a new piece by NYC-based art buddy Koralie. Her lovely new pink-haired Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

MUST-SEE SHOW | JACOB HASHIMOTO “SKYFARM FORTRESS” AT MARY BOONE, NYC

September 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 1.52.18 PM

Currently on view at Mary Boone’s Chelsea gallery is Jacob Hashimoto’s incredible Skyfarm Fortress exhibition, the first large-scale, site-specific installation by the artist to be exhibited in New York and one of the absolute must-see Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

FIRST LOOK | BRIAN CALVIN AT ANTON KERN GALLERY, NYC

September 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

2014_AKG_Brian_Calvin_Install_01_e

For his forth solo show at NYC's Anton Kern Gallery, LA-based painter Brian Calvin presents a beautiful suite of closely-cropped portraits as visually arresting for their composition and execution as they are for their intensity of focus. Calvin, who has gained a reputation as the Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

FILM | FIRST LOOK AT TIM BURTON’S MARGARET KEANE BIOPIC “BIG EYES”

September 22, 2014  |  Film  |  Comments Off

This week, we get our first look at Tim Burton's upcoming Margaret & Walter Keane biopic Big Eyes, documenting the lives and controversy surrounding the king & queen of 1960s kitsch art who sparked the "Big Eye" painting phenomenon that still resounds today in Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

LAST LOOK | MARTIAL RAYSSE AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS

September 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

****

This will be the last weekend to catch the epic retrospective of overlooked French psychedelic Pop artist Martial Raysse at Paris' Centre Pompidou in Paris. Though over two hundred works—paintings sculptures, films, photographs and drawings, the Pompidou is devoting a completely new retrospective to the work of this visionary artist, on the margin of Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

STREET LIFE | NYCHOS’ BLACK WIDOW MURAL FOR KNOTENPUNKT IN GERMANY

September 19, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 6.14.19 PM

Austrian street artist Nychos just wrapped up an epic giant-scale mural in Hamburg that must be seen to be believed. The giant aerosol painting depicts an enormous black widow in the midst of dissection with all manner of viscera and organs exposed in the kind of Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

FIRST LOOK | JR’S UNFRAMED “SOUTHSIDE PROJECT” ON ELLIS ISLAND, NYC

September 18, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 10.13.45 AM 

New York's Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station and, until it closed in 1954, served as the portal through which millions of newly arrived immigrants passed on their journey to America. It's been estimated that at least 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

STYLE | KATE MOSS IN A $30K RAF SIMONS PARKA PAINTED BY STERLING RUBY

September 17, 2014  |  Style  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 1.48.41 PM

High end, ultra-luxe fashion/art collabs are the norm these days but this one caught our eye. Partly because of our love for parkas, partly for our love of Sterling Ruby, and definitely for our love of Kate Moss. As the centerpiece of his forthcoming Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit

OPENINGS | DAN COLEN “MIRACLE PAINTINGS” AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY, NYC

September 17, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 11.24.20 AM

In a career maked by drastic departures in form, Downtown art star Dan Colen's new series of Miracle Paintings, which made their debut at Larry Gagosian's W 24th St gallery in NYC last nite, are a beautiful surprise. In the words of the artist, "I wanted these paintings to reveal themselves during the making, similar to how the trash paintings came to be. I was thinking about alchemy. So there's this juggling act; I'm starting and often ending with an image, but the oil paint and the process of using that oil paint will open up the possibility for the artwork to take a new direction." Read More

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit