Posts Tagged ‘Barry McGee’

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

April 9, 2013  |  Style  |  Comments Off on STYLE: BARRY McGEE BANDANAS BY THE HILL-SIDE FOR THE ICA BOSTON

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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

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

April 8, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BARRY McGEE RETROSPECTIVE AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ICA) BOSTON

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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

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

April 4, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BARRY McGEE’S “FOCUS” AT THE MODERN, FT WORTH

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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

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

April 16, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BERLIN///STREET LIFE///FIRST LOOK: “McGEE, TEMPLETON, PETTIBON” AT CIRCLECULTURE GALLERY

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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

INKWELL///BARRY McGEE FOREVER

November 20, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on INKWELL///BARRY McGEE FOREVER

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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  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on PRODUCT TOSS///ROBERT PIMPLE (AKA: BARRY McGEE) x OAKLEY

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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

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

September 9, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on SF///OPENINGS///BARRY McGEE’S SURPRISE SHOW AS “LYDIA FONG” AT RATIO 3 GALLERY

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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

STOLEN ART ALERT: BARRY McGEE & CLARE ROJAS AT RVCA SF…

July 8, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on STOLEN ART ALERT: BARRY McGEE & CLARE ROJAS AT RVCA SF…

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The above two pieces of artwork by CLARE ROJAS (left) and BARRY McGEE (right) were recently stolen from the RVCA x CINELLIPressure” art exhibition at RVCA’s San Francisco shop at the corner of Haight & Asbury. Both pieces are from private collections and RVCA asks that anyone with any information about their whereabouts please contact shop staff at 415 701 7822. There will be no questions asked of anyone phoning in with information and if the person in possession of the works wishes to return them, no legal action will be taken against anyone. They just want the art back. Anonymous tips can also be emailed to Supertouch staff at Supertouchart@gmail.com. DO THE RIGHT THING

SF///CYCLE KILLERS///RVCA & CINELLI PUT “PRESSURE” ON THE STREET

June 21, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on SF///CYCLE KILLERS///RVCA & CINELLI PUT “PRESSURE” ON THE STREET

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Phil Frost’s wheels of fury… 

The corner of Haight & Asbury was ground zero for San Francisco’s track bike & messenger culture when RVCA opened their “Pressure” exhibition of collaborative art bikes with esteemed Italian cycle maker CINELLI. On board to customize the premium two-wheelers was an all-star lineup of 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 who added their unique touch to an array of new and vintage Cinelli frames and components. While many of the bikes remained rideable works of art, some artists like KAWS, Clare Rojas, Josh Lazcano, and Ashley Macomber transformed their cycles into nonfunctional (or in the case of Lazcano, hyperfunctional) sculptural pieces. With artwork prices escaping the reach of most lowly city peddlers, RVCA created a limited edition series of T-shirts by all artists in the show and debuted some pieces from the new Barry McGee apparel and accessory collection set to drop this fall. Also up for grabs was the eagerly anticipated special Barry McGee production art bike. Available as an edition of 50 pieces worldwide in three frame sizes (54, 56 or 58), the cycle is 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. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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

June 6, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on 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