Posts Tagged ‘art’

STREET LIFE | CONOR HARRINGTON’S “ONCE WERE WARRIORS” ON THE WALL IN LONDON

August 26, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Irish painter & street artist Conor Harrington's penchant for bouts of Victorian rounds of fisticuffs plays out once again in the streets of London with this new piece titled Once Were Warriors. Keep an eye on Supertouch for the first look at his upcoming Read More

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FIRST LOOK | DRINKIN’ ON THE JOB WITH NECKFACE AT NEW IMAGE ART, WEST HOLLYWOOD

August 25, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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When I first met a 19-year-old street artist named Neckface to publish his first ever feature in Juxtapoz magazine, the hardest thing he ever drank was coke. Now, with his latest show, Drinkin' on the Job at Marsea Goldberg's venerable New Image Art in West Hollywood (the true voice of underground LA art) that opened last Friday, Nasty Neck pays proper homage to the joys of getting fucked up, a lifestyle he now lives to the fullest. Marrying his trademark satanic watercolor imagery with the type of Read More

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PUBLIC ART | OS GEMEOS GO MASSIVE WITH “GIANTS” AT THE VANCOUVER BIENNALE

August 25, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Brasilian street art masters & Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos have just completed one of their largest, and most awe-inspiring outdoor pieces ever as part of the current Vancouver Biennale. Long known for their massive public painted works Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN LA GUAJIRA, COLUMBIA

August 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Here we have another compelling image from French street artist JR's ongoing Inside Out Project, this time from La Guajira, Columbia. Explains the artist, "While traveling for my first time in La Guajira, I experienced much inspiration from the communities I visited. The Wayuu are a tough and resilient people. They possess a beautiful dignity and willingness to persevere unlike anyone I have Read More

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LAST LOOK | ELMGREEN & DRAGSET’S “BIOGRAPHY” AT ASTRUP FEARNLEY, OSLO

August 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up this week at Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Norway, is Biography, the amazing retrospective of Scandanavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset and easily one of the best shows of the year—on any continent. Best known for their iconic Prada Marfa installation Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | UP CLOSE WITH JEFF KOONS’ $28 MILLION DOLLAR POPEYE

May 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This has been an epic week of decadent indulgence in the art world with heavy-hitting contemporary art auctions at Sotheby's, Christie's, and Phillips bringing in record prices for blue chip artists after a weeklong feeding frenzy at Frieze NY set the tone for uninhibited spending. Chief among those prime movers is the Prince of Pop, himself, Jeff Koons, whose 2009 masterpiece Popeye, a gorgeous gleaming, Read More

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OPENINGS | SAM FRIEDMAN’S “EASY” AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Much is made in the press these days about Detroit's current cultural renaissance, and at the center of that action is Matt Eaton's Library Street Collective gallery where Sam Friedman's gorgeous show of vivid new abstracts debuted last week. Titled Easy, the new body of work continues his current Read More

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“CITY AS CANVAS: GRAFFITI ART FROM THE THE MARTIN WONG COLLECTION” AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

May 4, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York includes over Read More

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BARRY McGEE, DAN MURPHY, & ISAAC TIN WEI LIN’S “DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES” AT FLEISHER/OLLMAN

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Coming together at venerable Philadelphia gallery (since 1952!), Fleisher/Ollman, kindred spirits Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, and Isaac Tin Wei Lin assembled last weekend to open their group show, "Department of Neighborhood Services," to a crowd of faithful fans, many of whom had made the trek from NYC for the event. Despite the presence of Twist, the show is not Read More

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‘TRANSITION GAME’ TRACES PARALLEL EVOLUTION OF BASKETBALL & CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE ’60S

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Featuring the artwork of Howard Kanovitz, Lorna Simpson, Lucien Smith, & Richard Avedon, "Transition Game" at NYC's Salon 94 Gallery serves to provide a snapshot into the parallel evolution of basketball and civil rights in America during the mid to late 1960s. In 1969, while America was reeling from assassinations, racial strife and an unpopular and costly war, something beautiful was happening on basketball courts across the nation. Basketball was not only becoming increasingly integrated, but also transitioning into a place where Read More

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