Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis’ Hollywood “Deep Thoughts” at Gagosian Beverly Hills

March 9, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Alex Israel & Bret Easton Ellis’ Hollywood “Deep Thoughts” at Gagosian Beverly Hills

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The city of Los Angeles is both background and subject in the respective oeuvres of artist Alex Israel and writer Bret Easton Ellis whose new collaborative paintings—all visual meditations on Los Angeles—debuted (very appropriately) on Oscar weekend at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. For 34-year-old Israel, the American dream, as embodied by the Los Angeles mythos, remains affecting and potent. Channeling celebrity culture as well as the slick appearance and Read More

MUST SEE SHOW | JOHN CURRIN AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS

March 11, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on MUST SEE SHOW | JOHN CURRIN AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS

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Having opened its doors to the publicist month during Oscar week to a celeb-packed crowd of admirers including Leonardio DiCaprio, Elton John, and Wes Anderson, modern master John Currin‘s eponymous show of new paintings at Larry Gagosian‘s Beverly Hills outpost is nothing short of a must see tour-de-force and certainly one of—if not the—top shows to grace LA this year. Read More

HOLLYWOOD | JAMES JEAN DESIGNS LOGO FOR FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY BLOOM

November 17, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off on HOLLYWOOD | JAMES JEAN DESIGNS LOGO FOR FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY BLOOM

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Super touch buddy & visionary painter James Jean turned his focus from fine art to Hollywood recently when he designed a pair of logos for the nascent film production company Bloom. The main design, featuring a Read More

STYLE SHEET | RAYMOND PETTIBON FOR SUPREME

September 23, 2014  |  Style  |  Comments Off on STYLE SHEET | RAYMOND PETTIBON FOR SUPREME

Hardcore punk visual pioneer turned blue chip art star Raymond Pettibon is the latest artist to grace the threads of James Jebbia’s Supreme in their new clothing & skate deck collab currently on shelves. Decades before the concept of “streetwear” existed, Pettibon’s seminal artwork for Black Flag defined the visual center for a Read More

FIRST LOOK | DENNIS MORRIS’ “THE BOLLOCKS” AT KNOWN GALLERY, LA

August 14, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | DENNIS MORRIS’ “THE BOLLOCKS” AT KNOWN GALLERY, LA

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If you’ve got a favorite photo of the Sex Pistols, there’s a good chance it’s by their former official photographer, Dennis Morris. There’s also a very good chance you can see it in person at Morris’ current show, The Bollocks, at Known Gallery in LA. Traveling with the punk boy band Read More

STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

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UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of  “GIF-iti” pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More

FIRST LOOK | MARK RYDEN’S “THE GAY NINETIES WEST” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

May 5, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | MARK RYDEN’S “THE GAY NINETIES WEST” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

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Years in the making, alternative art godhead Mark Ryden‘s final cycle of his “Gay Nineties” painting cycle, The Gay Nineties West finally debuted in Hollywood last weekend with an appropriately star-studded private reception. Inagurating the beautiful new Kohn Gallery space, the show gathers the entire Read More

PREVIEW | MARK RYDEN’S “GAY NINETIES WEST” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

May 1, 2014  |  Film  |  Comments Off on PREVIEW | MARK RYDEN’S “GAY NINETIES WEST” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

One of the highlights of this year’s art scene in LA will be the opening of longtime Supertouch buddy Mark Ryden‘s Gay Nineties West show at Michael Kohn‘s elaborate new space in Hollywood this week. It’s been a long time coming (you can never trust a contractor’s promise), but the gallery is finally finished and on Saturday, May 3rd, the hoards of Ryden’s faithful will mob the spot to get a glimpse of their art hero. We’ll have full coverage of the private friends & family opening on May 2nd, but until then, have a look at the master’s first sneak peek of what’s to come: Read More

STREET LIFE | MR ANDRE AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT, HOLLYWOOD

April 30, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | MR ANDRE AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT, HOLLYWOOD

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After yet another residency at Hollywood’s storied Chateau Marmont, Supertouch buddy Mr Andre (aka: Mr A, aka: Andre Saraiva, aka: Frenchie) left his mark on the hotel’s front wall… Read More

FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

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Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled “Things Get Better,” the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More