Posts Tagged ‘Art & Commerce’

ART & COMMERCE///RVCA x CINELLI x BARRY McGEE FRAMES GOOD TO GO…

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The must-have art cycle...

Cycling fanatics are no doubt counting the days until the opening of RVCA’s collaborative art show with renowned Italian cycle company CINELLI and an impressive lineup of modern artists including Barry McGee, Ashley Macomber, Clare Rojas, C.R. Stecyk III, Dan Murphy, DMOTE, Jesse Geller, Josh Lazcano, KAWS, Madsaki, Phil Frost, PM Tenore and Stephen Powers on Thursday, June 19th at RVCA’s flagship store in San Francisco and now we’ve got a look at the full run of BARRY McGEE’s special production art bike to be sold at the event. Available as an edition of 50 pieces worldwide in three frame sizes (54, 56 or 58), the cycle will be available as 25 complete bikes and 25 frame-only kits with pricetags of $3,700.00 and $2,100.00 respectively. The run will be available for sale only through RVCA and LANCE ARMSTRONG’s Mellow Johnny’s bike shop in Austin, Texas where the art show will make a stop in late September. Stay tuned for more details to come. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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WTF?!? FILES///COOL S#!T///RISE OF THE JELLYFISH…

May 27, 2008  |  art, Cool Shit, News, Next Big Thing, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off


By air...


...and by sea.

Thanx MP.

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LONDON///STREET LIFE///THE DECAPITATOR STRIKES AGAIN…

May 27, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Film, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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If only the Decapitator could work his magic on the rest of Hollywood... 

Seems like London's resident mad doctor of street art THE DECAPITATOR feels the same way about Sarah Jessica Parker's horse face and the impending Sex & The City movie as the rest of us do...

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Sarah J's never looked better...

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LA///BOARD TO DEATH///CHRISTIAN HOSOI BACK IN BLACK AT BARRACUDA…

May 7, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Christian Hosoi, LA, News, SK8 THING  |  Comments Off

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Miguel de la Barracuda and his blackhearted quiver of Hammerheads...

OG skate legend CHRISTIAN HOSOI is best known for his signature "Christ Air" and the inimitable and groundbreaking shape of his best-known deck design, the original HAMMERHEAD. Now, teaming up with LA fashion boutique BARRACUDA, Hosoi has produced a limited run of 50 exact reproductions of the pioneering board shape in the to-die-for color combo of black-on-black. Releasing at noon this Friday, May 9th at the Barracuda store (7769 Melrose across from Fairfax High School), and online at Barracudashop.com, each board will be signed and numbered by Christian Hosoi himself. DON'T SLEEP...

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Modern board shapes suck so bad...

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LONDON///ART & COMMERCE///JAMES JARVIS LAUNCHES ONLINE DRAWING GALLERY…

May 6, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Cool Shit, London  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite artists from across the pond JAMES JARVIS has taken matters into his own hands and established a personal online art gallery featuring a selection of 50 original drawings with prices intended to inspire rather than shock. Ranging from around $150—$1,000 USD, the black & white images depict the English cartoonist & Amos Toys impresario's trademark characters in an wide range of detail and corresponding pricepoints that will satisfy even the his most diehard fans. His two Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" drawings originally created for Japanese magazine Relax are veritable steals at $1K a pop. In other Jarvis news, his forthcoming King Ken Mickey Mouse T-shirt will be available soon on the Amos website. DON'T SLEEP...

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LONDON///ART & COMMERCE///BANKSY SELLS OUT—ON eBAY!…

January 14, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Banksy, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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It was bound to happen and now it has. The owner of a building in London's Notting Hill neighborhood where SIR BANKSY put up one of his recent bombs late last year has sold the mural on eBay for a record $407,000 USD. The catch? The painting is STILL on the wall and the lucky winner must now pay to have it removed and relocated. We can only imagine that this is the wave of the future as incredibly lucky "recipients" of Banksy pieces realize that auctioning the walls of their offices and homes can raise enough cash to pay off the buildings they adorn. No word at press time as to whether an armed guard stands watch over the piece pending its removal...

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LA///”© MURAKAMI”: THE OPENING GALA…

October 31, 2007  |  art, Kanye, LA, Murakami, News, Openings  |  Comments Off

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Murakami's Girls, Girls, Girls...

The to-die-for ticket in LA last weekend was the gala opening for TAKASHI MURAKAMI's retrospective "© Murakami" at MoCA on Sunday nite, and Supertouch allies GARY BASEMAN and Giant Robot's ERIC NAKAMURA were on site for the madness. Guest of honor KANYE WEST's performance was the draw, and a crowd of celebs and art world blue bloods (no mere mortals here folks) shelled out top dollar (minimum $5K per head) to snuggle up with the undisputed master of Japanese Pop at his lush MARC JACOBS/LOUIS VUITTON-hosted reception. PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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LONDON///ART & COMMERCE///BANKSY BACK ON THE AUCTION BLOCK—THE UPDATE…

October 25, 2007  |  art, Art & Commerce, Banksy, Graffiti, Hype 2.0, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Banksy gets the white glove treatment he's always dreamed of at Bonham's in London...

As we reported earlier in the week (See text below), London's dominant nuevo riche street artist BANKSY was the star attraction at venerated auction house BONHAM's contemporary art sale this week. As expected, the bidding met or far exceeded the broker's conservative estimates, and a look at the list of works below reveals their redlined sale prices (keep in mind that many of these works were originally purchased for $500—$,1000, and are single color spray stencils that took no longer than 5 minutes to create). Have a look, and for current Banksy owners, start contemplating that secondary market flip that'll put an extra wing on your crib: Read More

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TECHNIQUE///THE MAKING OF DAMIEN HIRST’S DIAMOND SKULL…

July 21, 2007  |  art, Damien Hirst, Feature, London  |  Comments Off

526448524_f3c50a8c82.jpg Much has been said about British bad boy artist DAMIEN HIRST's groundbreaking $100 million diamond-encrusted platinum skull titled "For The Love of God" since it went on display at London's White Cube Gallery in June, but to date, little has been revealed about the making of this bling masterpiece, until now. Supertouch offers a step-by-step look at the creation of this masterwork which was created FOR the artist by some of the masters of European jewelry making at London's Bentley & Skinner using over 8,601 of the world's most perfect, flawless diamonds and 2,156 grams of fresh platinum (not to mention $28 million of the artist's own money).

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