STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned public graffiti gallery better known to locals as the "Bates Motel" for obvious reasons. Now with developers set to finally demolish the abandoned structure in May, French artist Vincent Lamouroux has turned the Read More

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STREET LIFE | RON ENGLISH BRINGS BACK THE HOUSTON & BOWERY MURAL WALL

April 19, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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It's been a year since the legendary graffiti wall at Houston & Bowery in NYC saw the light of day, but this weekend it reemerged from an ongoing construction project to be coated by longtime Supertouch buddy & notorious Popagandist Ron English in his garish tribute to the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KEHINDE WILEY “A NEW REPUBLIC” RETROSPECTIVE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSUEM

April 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For over 13 years, L.A. native Kehinde Wiley has been mashing up classical old master compositions with modern black subjects to create his own brand of modern neo-classicism that is equally loved and reviled by fans and critics alike. Polarizing as his intricate, kitsch-laden grand-scale paintings may be, their place in the annals of modern art history has been firmly solidified by Read More

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FILM | STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE NEW TRAILER

April 16, 2015  |  Film  |  Comments Off

We've all been reeling since the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka: Episode VII) appeared last November and today, JJ Abrams gives us a better look at what's in store this Christmas. Sure, we get a better look at the series' young new heroes Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey, and John Boyega as Finn (really, these are the names?) but who cares? It's all about Read More

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POP LIFE | DABS MYLA DESIGN THE 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

April 15, 2015  |  Film  |  Comments Off

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Few things on earth are as utterly dated & irrelevant as the MTV Movie Awards, but here to freshen up this year's presentation were LA-based Australian street art duo Dabs Myla who created an immersive onstage environment populated by their trademark cast of vintage animation inspired characters. Having gone wild with a Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA “BESAME MUCHO” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

April 14, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The must-see show in LA at the moment is by none other than Supertouch buddy Tomoo Gokita whose newest body of tonal paintings, Besame Mucho, opened its doors at Honor Fraser's esteemed gallery over the weekend. Acclaimed for his black and white gouache canvases that incorporate exceptional draftsmanship with surreal Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JASON WILLIAMS (REVOK) AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, LA

April 10, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for his prodigious output as a graffiti artist under the moniker REVOK for more than two decades, 38-year-old LA native Jason Williams has been quietly distinguishing himself in recent years with an accomplished and elegant body of abstract geometric assemblage paintings that draw heavy inspiration from the tradition of Read More

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PSYCHEDELIA | FRIENDSWITHYOU’S “LIGHT CAVE” INSTALLATION AT THE DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

April 10, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch superhomies FriendsWithYou (aka: Sam Borkson & Tury Sandoval) brought their most ambitious domestic installation to the west with the debut of their magical Light Cave installation at the Dallas Contemporary this week as part of Dallas Art Week. Created with the support of the Art Production Fund NY, and having premiered last year in NYC at the Standard Hotel, the giant experiential sculpture is a Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | “BASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

April 6, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The Brooklyn Museum has done much to memorialize one of its most famous sons over the years, most notably with the epic career retrospective Basquiat in 2005. With the newly-opened Basquiat: The Unseen Notebooks, the Museum offers viewers an incredibly personal look at the painter by bringing together pages of his Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | BARRY McGEE’S NEW MURAL AT FACEBOOK HQ

April 1, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the lesser-known valley trends is the current rush for tech companies of all sizes to procure artist murals for their offices. The craze has been a boon for artists—most specifically, street artists—with the likes of Dave Flores, Tim Biskup, Maya Hayuk, and Tristan Eaton all creating major works for several firms in recent months. Now longtime Supertouch buddy Barry McGee joins those ranks with his new Read More

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