FIRST LOOK | KAWS “MAN’S BEST FRIEND” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

September 15, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Long time Supertouch buddy KAWS  has become a true force of nature in the art world in recent years. Emerging from his early roots in animation and graffiti in the 90s to reign over streetwear and the vinyl toy industry in the 2000s, the artist known to his parents as Brian Donnelley is now a major player in the art world. This meteoric ascendency is due in large part to his prodigious and unrelentingly stunning Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | EDDIE MARTINEZ “NOMADER” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

September 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite young abstract painters here at Supertouch is Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez, whose show of gorgeous new work, Nomader, at Michael Kohn Gallery could easily be mistaken for a MoMA retrospective if you managed to forget what building you walked into. At the tender age of just 37, he's an absolute powerhouse on a fast Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JOSE PARLA “IN MEDIA RES” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ, NYC

September 12, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In Medias Res, (Latin: “in the midst of things”) in narrative technique, the recommended practice of beginning an epic or other fictional form by plunging into a crucial situation that is part of a related chain of events; the situation is an extension of previous events and will be developed in later action. The narrative then goes directly forward, and exposition of Read More

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OPENINGS | TODD JAMES “AFTERNOON DELIGHT” AT NANZUKA GALLERY, HONG KONG

September 12, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS) has been on a tear lately with a string of brilliant shows at home and abroad. This week saw him open his first-ever solo exhibition, Afternoon Delight, in Hong Kong at Nanzuka Gallery to a crowd of eager admirers. The show covers the full array of Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | PRUNE NOURRY’S “TERRACOTTA DAUGHTERS” AT THE CHINA INSTITUTE, NYC

September 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Modeled after China's famous archeological treasure, the Terracotta Warriors, New York-based French artist Prune Nourry's Terracotta Daughters sculpture series explores the issue of gender preference in China. Making its US debut at The China Institute in NYC last nite, the show will remain on view above ground until October 4th when it will be buried in a Read More

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STREET LIFE | REMEMBERING 9/11 WITH BANKSY

September 11, 2014  |  Culture, Streets  |  Comments Off

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When UK street art enigma Banksy visited NYC for a monthlong residence last October, he left the city with a diminutive, but lasting tribute to the tragedy of September 11th. Located at the corner of Staple & Jay in Tribeca, the stenciled memorial still Read More

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STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL IN NYC WITH MR ANDRE

September 9, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Mr Andre (aka: Andre Saraiva) is back in NYC for some summer fun and so is his signature character, Mr A, who is likewise making his presence felt around downtown in force, even making a guest appearance in a collab with graff legend Cope2. Have a look: Read More

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OPENINGS | SAM FALLS’ NATURAL ABSTRACTIONS AT HANNAH HOFFMAN, LA

September 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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LA-based artist Sam Falls has long pursued a particular interest in the influence of natural phenomenon such as light, rain or time and wind may have on his abstract paintings and sculptures. The idea of a sublime deterioration, a controlled and expected change on materials ranging from Read More

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FILM | WATCH AI WEIWEI’S NEW SHORT SCI-FI FILM “THE SAND STORM”

September 9, 2014  |  Andy Cruz, Film  |  Comments Off

The Sand Storm, a short sci-fi film about a dystopian future where water is a precious commodity featuring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has just been released for viewing online by its director Jason Wishnow. Featuring Weiwei as a water delivery man, the film was shot guerrilla-style near Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MICHAEL DOTSON’S “THE FURY OF SUNSETS” AT ZURCHER GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week saw the debut of Brooklyn-based Michael Dotson's inspired new body of work, The Fury of Sunsets, at Zurcher Gallery in NYC. This time around, the 32-year-old painter has focused his superflat Technicolor painting style on the frames of vintage Disney Read More

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