Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

STREET LIFE | BIKISMO’S BROOKLYN “HANDSHAKE”

October 6, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | BIKISMO’S BROOKLYN “HANDSHAKE”

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Puerto Rican street artist Bikismo brought a giant dose of visual drama to Williamsburg, Brooklyn a few weeks back when he created his stunning new “Handshake” mural. Located at the corner of Grand & Union, the eye-catching piece reads a bit like a gun control version of Read More

ON EXHIBIT | THE 1959 CADILLAC FUNKGODJAZZ&MEDICINE SOUND SYSTEM IN BROOKLYN

September 24, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on ON EXHIBIT | THE 1959 CADILLAC FUNKGODJAZZ&MEDICINE SOUND SYSTEM IN BROOKLYN

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Appearing at the corner of Fulton St & Malcolm X Blvd in Brooklyn on weekends through October 12th is the stunning pink 1959 Otabenga Jones & Associates in conjunction with Creative Time NY. The mobile broadcast unit was created as part of Funk, God, Jazz, & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn, a walkable Read More

FIRST LOOK | TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA’S SKY’S THE LIMIT IN HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

August 19, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA’S SKY’S THE LIMIT IN HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

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In Hong Kong, the massive Harbour City shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui doubles as a public art space and is currently playing host to one of Japanese artist & Supertouch buddy Tomokazu Matsuyama‘s most ambitious exhibitions to date. Ambitiously titled Sky’s the Limit, the show is named after the exhibition’s centerpiece, a 6.5 meter-high, stainless steel sculpture (the tallest ever at Harbour City, where KAWS’giant Companion once sat) acting as an homage to the Read More

MUST-SEE | KARA WALKER’S SUGAR SPHYNX IN “A SUBTLETY” AT THE DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY IN BROOKLYN

May 7, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on MUST-SEE | KARA WALKER’S SUGAR SPHYNX IN “A SUBTLETY” AT THE DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY IN BROOKLYN

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Opening this weekend in the long-abandoned Domino sugar refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a monumental new sculpture and first-ever public art project by reactionary artist Kara Walker. Titled A Subtlety: An Homage to the Read More

NYC///ELBOWTOE CELEBRATES THE GREAT 21st CENTURY DEPRESSION

December 1, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NYC///ELBOWTOE CELEBRATES THE GREAT 21st CENTURY DEPRESSION

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Elbowtoe’s Everyman poses the eternal question: “Hey brother, can you spare a dime?…”

Brooklyn-based anatomically named artist ELBOW TOE is commemorating the Great 21st Century Depression of our modern age by creating a fresh body of fine art based around the central character of the “Everyman,” who has just made his debut on the wall in downtown Williamsburg. In the words of the artist:

My current body of work is an allegory about memory’s power to hold us back or move us forward. The central character in this parable is a 6′ x 10′ linocut of an Everyman, who has lost it all and wanders the plains with all his belongings strapped to his back. He navigates a world in crisis by learning from his past. The remainder of the characters that he encounters are individuals lost in regret. I have developed these paintings and prints during the American housing and credit crisis of the past year. In contemplating where we are and where we might be, I have found myself looking back at history, remembering the Great Depression, and considering what effects it had on the American psyche. The uncertainty that existed then is present now, and I am addressing the kind of escapism through nostalgia that can occur in the midst of calamity. Every character that the Everyman sees is gripped by this need to escape their present circumstance. They are people lost in a memory at the very point when they should be paying attention to what lies ahead.”

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NYC///STREET LIFE///DAN WITZ’S “KILROY VARIATIONS”

November 26, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NYC///STREET LIFE///DAN WITZ’S “KILROY VARIATIONS”

5-east-village-nyc-2008.jpg One of Supertouch’s favorite promising Brooklyn-based artists is DAN WITZ, a classical painter who straddles the very disparate worlds of “fine” and “Street Art” with incredibly unique and separate bodies of work. Coming to prominence recently with a series of photorealistic “mosh pit” oil paintings, Witz has also made a home for his work in the streets with an incredible ongoing series of trompe l'oeil -style mixed media painted photo appliqués that depict his renditions of people imprisoned behind immovable grates and vents that are applied to the sides of, in Witz’s words, “ugly new buildings” as a sort of personal commentary on the dismal state of modern architecture and gentrification throughout the rapidly changing landscapes of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.

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NYC///INKWELL///SCOTT CAMPBELL & MARC JACOBS x TERRY RICHARDSON

October 20, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NYC///INKWELL///SCOTT CAMPBELL & MARC JACOBS x TERRY RICHARDSON

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Marc Jacobs’ cartoon tatts are tougher than you… 

Supertouch‘s own SCOTT CAMPBELL is one of the world’s foremost tattoo and graphic artists whose shop, SAVED TATTOO, also doubles as a clubhouse for Manhattan’s A-list artists, hipsters, and prime movers, and makeshift art gallery for periodic shows featuring work by the city’s brightest young art stars. The exclusive inker of fashion genius MARC JACOBS, Scottie C has branded the designer with all of his permanent icons including cartoons like Spongebob, an M&Ms character, a Simpsons version of himself, Eric Cartman from Southpark’s stuffed animals, his pet bull terriers, a couch on his hip, the word “Shameless” on his chest, two renditions of the logo for porn mag Oui, and an epic forearm tattoo that reads “Bros Before Hos” that is also shared by Campbell and a small circle of friends. Collaborating recently with photographer friend TERRY RICHARDSON, some of Campbell’s A-list clients including Jacobs, and actors LEO FITZPATRICK and LILLY COLE posed for a series of iconic tattoo portraits in TR’s trademark style. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

BROOKLYN///STREET LIFE///KORALIE & FAFI MAKE IT A GIRL THING IN WILLIAMSBURG

October 14, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BROOKLYN///STREET LIFE///KORALIE & FAFI MAKE IT A GIRL THING IN WILLIAMSBURG

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All this piece is missing now is a little Neck Face…

French painters and, yes, “street artists,” KORALIE and FAFI dropped this tag-team art bomb in Williamsburg last week, upping the borough’s purple factor significantly…

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BROOKLYN///INKWELL///”EAST COAST x WEST COAST” AT SAVED TATTOO…

August 12, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BROOKLYN///INKWELL///”EAST COAST x WEST COAST” AT SAVED TATTOO…

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Eli Quinters (top) and Mister Cartoon go head-to-head on the wall in Brooklyn

Last week saw the opening of the “East Coast-vs- West Coast,” a tattoo fine art show at SAVED TATTOO & GALLERY, owned by none other than Supertouch‘s own resident tattoo legend SCOTT CAMPBELL. The exhibition was truly a gathering of talent that showcased some of the best artists working in the trade today, including Chris O’Donnell, Tim Lehi, Mister Cartoon, Juan Puente, Mike Rubendall, Horitomo, Grime, Aaron Cain, Henry Lewis, Bob Roberts, Phil Holt, and Shawn Barber, to name a few. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

BROOKLYN///KUSTOM KULTURE///THE NECK FACE “EAT YOUR BABY” VAN RIDES AGAIN…

July 10, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BROOKLYN///KUSTOM KULTURE///THE NECK FACE “EAT YOUR BABY” VAN RIDES AGAIN…

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A very rare factory paintjob available as an option only on the 1987 GM Handi-Van…

Nothing like a NECK FACEEat Your Baby” van sighting to brighten up an otherwise hot, humid, sunny Brooklyn afternoon…