LAST LOOK | JOYCE PENSATO “CASTAWAY” AT PETZEL GALLERY, NYC

March 23, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This marks the last week that Joyce Pensato's excellent show of mostly large-scale new works titled Castaway will be on view at Petzel Gallery in NYC, and it's well worth the trip if you haven't seen it already. The paintings and drawings in this show reprise her cast of familiar cartoon and comic book characters, including Read More

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ICONS | KEITH HARING “HEAVEN & HELL” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, NYC

March 19, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at nascent powerhouse Skarstedt Gallery is an incredible show of five major Keith Haring paintings on canvas, all at a monumental scale and dating from 1984-1985. The exhibition’s title, Heaven and Hell, recalls William Blake’s 18th century poem The Marriage of Heaven and Read More

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SOUND + VISION | TOM SACHS “BOOMBOX RETROSPECTIVE” AT THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN

March 18, 2015  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Perfectly-timed to coincide with this month's SXSW festival, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs' current show Boombox Retrospective at The Contemporary Austin, is a powerhouse tribute to the artist's mad genius and inimitable vision. While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the Read More

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SEX IN THE CITY | TERRY RICHARDSON “THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE” AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PARIS

March 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For the past decade iconoclast photographer Terry Richardson has been a driving force in pop culture aesthetics bringing his trademark high/low handheld visuals to ads for streetwear brands like Supreme as well as campaigns for couture brands like Tom Ford and covers for Vogue. And while his commercial work often brings a tongue-in-cheek porn edge to fashion imagery, his fine art explorations often explore themes of Read More

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THE ART OF FUN | KENNY SCHARF “BORN AGAIN” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

March 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Best-known for his iconic cartoony Pop paintings featuring characters like the Jetsons & Flintstones, the diversity of Kenny Scharf's artistic oeuvre is often overlooked. With output ranging from pure street graffiti to altering found thrift store paintings (which Scharf did long before Banksy picked up the practice), to assemblage art and video performance work, Scharf as an artist has always moved freely through media, limited only by the scope of his Read More

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STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LEVALET IN PARIS

March 16, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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French situationalist street artist Levalet has been making waves in Paris with his humorous wheat paste interventions, the latest of which is this impromptu composition in the fourth arrondisment that turns a decorative architectural detail into a life-sized Minotaur drawing up the plans for a new maze. In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an Read More

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ICONS | BARBARA KRUGER “EARLY WORKS” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, LONDON

March 13, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Accidental youth culture icon Barbara Kruger is currently enjoying unprecedented popularity thanks in large part to the ultra-influential streetwear label Supreme whose logo pays homage to Kruger's trademark typographic style. Currently on display at London's venerable Skarstedt Gallery, is the must-see show  Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | PETER SAUL “FROM POP TO PUNK” AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

March 13, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's been a brutal NYC winter but one of the city's bright spots through the endless blizzard has been Peter Saul's retrospective show, From Pop to Punk at Venus Over Manhattan Gallery. Collecting semifinal paintings from the iconoclast's early days in the 1960s & 70s, the show is a glorious dose of allegorical psychedelia depicting social & political themes of the era that seem as relevant today as they did Read More

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STREET LIFE | CONOR HARRINGTON & MASER ON THE WALL IN ARKANSAS

March 12, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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The sleepy town of Fort Smith Arkansas isn't the first place you'd expect to see Irish street artists Conor Harrington and Maser but for the past few weeks that's exactly where the duo have been, putting the finishing touches on their epic new collaborative mural on the side of the Bordertown Skate Shop & Skate Park. The wall was Read More

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FILM | “WHAT IF WES ANDERSON DIRECTED X-MEN”

March 11, 2015  |  Film  |  Comments Off

Aspiring director Patrick Thrillems' self-produced new short lays the groundwork for what must be the next evolution in the currently un-watch-able X-Men movie franchise. For the love of god, please Hollywood, make this happen...

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