Posts Tagged ‘Barry McGee’

FIRST LOOK | “ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: MISSION SCHOOL” AT NYU

April 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Running Juxtapoz magazine in San Francisco in the 1990s, the memories of seeing Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen moving around the city together, tagging and stickering as they went are as still as clear as yesterday. Back then, before the term "street art" existed,  there really was no 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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FILM: BARRY McGEE ON THE VIRTUES OF TAGGING

April 15, 2013  |  art, Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

Filmed in 2012, this latest installment of Art21 follows artist Barry McGee through his self-titled retrospective exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). McGee, who became interested in tagging while growing up in San Francisco, describes the excitement of putting up new tags and the rush of getting away with it. Read More

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STYLE: BARRY McGEE BANDANAS BY THE HILL-SIDE FOR THE ICA BOSTON

April 9, 2013  |  Style  |  Comments Off

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In support of Barry McGee's current retrospective at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), accessories maker The Hill-Side have created a trio of their japanese selvedge cotton bandanas featuring patterns by the artist, making these some of the most affordable TWIST souvenirs money can buy. Read More

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BARRY McGEE RETROSPECTIVE AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ICA) BOSTON

April 8, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Graffiti hero/street art legend turned bona fide art star Barry McGee has always straddled both worlds precariously, but with his massive scale new mid-career retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston that opened on Saturday, there should be no doubt as to his status as a Capital "A" Art World heavyweight. Serving as a 20-year chronological survey of the artist's oeuvre, the show features more than 30 significant pieces from the artist's multifaceted career, including installations, paintings, drawings, and photographs. Read More

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BARRY McGEE’S “FOCUS” AT THE MODERN, FT WORTH

April 4, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street art legend turned gallery artist Barry McGee (aka: Twist) debuted a great show of new work this month at The Modern in Ft Worth, Texas, called "Focus." Supertouch readers are most likely well-versed in the artistic ways of Barry, so we'll set aside the artspeak here, but suffice it to say, the paintings & sculpture on display are all solid examples of his trademark visual style. Read More

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BERLIN///STREET LIFE///FIRST LOOK: “McGEE, TEMPLETON, PETTIBON” AT CIRCLECULTURE GALLERY

April 16, 2009  |  art, Berlin, First Look, Graffiti, News, Openings, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy AARON ROSE opened the doors to a little show he curated at the venerable CIRCLECULTURE GALLERY in Berlin this past Saturday, titled simply "McGee, Templeton, Pettibon." Bringing "Zee Germans" a healthy dose of American street culture, the show aptly surveyed the recent work of all three of these iconic artists (all of whom also took part in Rose's previous "Beautiful Losers" exhibitions), and included photographs and paintings by Barry McGee and Ed Templeton and a nice display of recent ink drawings by elder statesman Raymond Pettibon alongside a large array of neatly framed examples of his ultra-seminal Black Flag photocopied gig flyers (whose ever-elusive matching original artworks remain the ultimate holy grail for Pettibon collectors). HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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INKWELL///BARRY McGEE FOREVER

November 20, 2008  |  art, Barry McGee, Inkwell  |  Comments Off

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Here at Supertouch we get sent a LOT of reader photos of art tattoos, but this week's BARRY McGEE half sleeve takes the cake. And since we're talking about Mr. TWIST, let's have a look at the rare walk-through the reclusive artist filmed in conjunction with his recent show under the pseudonym "Lydia Fong" at cutting edge San Francisco gallery RATIO 3:


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PRODUCT TOSS///ROBERT PIMPLE (AKA: BARRY McGEE) x OAKLEY

October 7, 2008  |  Barry McGee, News, Product Toss  |  Comments Off

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In what can easily be described as the most unexpected artist product collab of the year, the elusive SF-based artist ROBERT PIMPLE (aka: BARRY McGEE) has teamed with OAKLEY—official eyewear provider to Dog the Bounty Hunter—to create a signature pair of shades reflecting his own unique fashion sense. Featuring wraparound styling and polarized lenses for maximum protection on Mr. Pimple's lengthy fixed-gear runs through the streets of San Francisco, the extremely limited-edition eyewear comes in custom R. Pimple designed packaging and are also officially certified beer goggles. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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SF///OPENINGS///BARRY McGEE’S SURPRISE SHOW AS “LYDIA FONG” AT RATIO 3 GALLERY

September 9, 2008  |  art, Barry McGee, Graffiti, News, Openings, San Francisco, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Street art legend and notorious shapeshifter BARRY McGEE (aka: Ray Fong) surprised San Francisco art fanatics last Friday nite when an unexpected show of his work appeared at RATIO 3 gallery credited to the artist "LYDIA FONG" (his dress-wearing alter ego). For the most part an assemblage of pieces from several recent smaller shows, "A Moment for Reflection: New Work by Lydia Fong" is an amazingly comprehensive survey of all of Barry's recent stylistic modes with a few new geometric and abstract twists thrown in for good measure (and even an installation of drawings by his gearhead father). HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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