Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

STYLE SHEET | RAYMOND PETTIBON FOR SUPREME

September 23, 2014  |  Style  |  No Comments

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

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

August 14, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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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

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

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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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

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

May 5, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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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

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

May 1, 2014  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

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

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STREET LIFE | MR ANDRE AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT, HOLLYWOOD

April 30, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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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

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

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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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

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MUST-SEE SHOW: THE EPIC ART WONDERLAND OF URS FISCHER AT MOCA LA

April 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Standing in stark contrast to the polished precision of LA's other current must-see show of the moment, Takashi Murakami's "Arhat" at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer's eponymous sculptural installation at MOCA is a wonder of unbridled visual chaos. Sprawled across the Grand Ave & Geffen Contemporary wings of the financially beleaguered institution, the NYC-based, Swiss born artist's rough-hewn sculptures and clever, slick mixed media paintings and other visual props punctuate a vibrant, low-fi wonderland of artistic imagination run amok. Read More

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STREETLIFE: LEVER RUKHIN’S DRIVE-BY PHOTOS OF LOS ANGELES

April 9, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Cruising on an endless slow roll through the streets of Los Angeles, Lever Rukhin—aka: "Los Angelev"— is a drive-by photographer who captures fleeting, intimate glimpses of everyday street life in the Southland from behind the wheel of his car. His images offer a voyeur's perspective on the daily lives of the 99% as they navigate the endless paved expanse of LA that surrounds the microcosm of Hollywood. Read More

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GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS “STOP HAUNTING ME” OPENING AT MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY, LA

April 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Greg "Craola" Simkins opened his show of masterful new work, "Stop Haunting Me" at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA on Saturday night to a packed house of adoring fans. The capacity crowd (meticulously inspected by the LA fire marshall, no less) rightfully crammed every square foot of the cavernous gallery space to get a look at the master renderer's highly anticipated new show of oil paintings that showcase the young painter at the height of his technical prowess. Read More

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