Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

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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WILD WEST: RICHARD PRINCE’S “COWBOYS” AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS

March 30, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Few things could be more of a surefire mega-moneymaker for art world puppet master Larry Gagosian than to stage a show of large scale pop art cowboy paintings in the wild west town of Los Angeles. Here, self-styled movie industry cowboys & girls are the big guns, shelling out massive sums for huge canvases to brighten up their vast expanses of open wall space. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood's biggest players pulled every string at their disposal to score one of the Technicolor trophies on display at Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian Gallery, "Cowboys" (on display till April 6th), to brighten up their next Beverly Hills dinner party. Read More

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LA///LADIE’S NITE///FIRST LOOK: SYLVIA JI’S “HAUTE EPOCH”

April 12, 2009  |  art, LA, News, Openings  |  Comments Off

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LA might not be ground zero for the next visual renaissance (at least not from how things are looking as of late), but it is home to some solid decorative art. Enter SYLIVA JI who's been painting for some time now in a fun style that might be best described as Nagel Vs. Gustav Klimt on Dia De los Muertos. Her solid new solo exhibition "Haute Eopch" at Culver City's COREY HELFORD GALLERY featuring Ji's usual array of painted doomsday femme fatales opened to a packed house on Saturday nite where the looks made it worth the drive and the ratio of lovely ladies to men was advantageously high. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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HOLLYWOOD///SIGN OF THE TIMES

April 12, 2009  |  LA, News  |  Comments Off

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HOLLYWOOD///THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THE OSCARS

February 23, 2009  |  LA, News  |  Comments Off

Wolverine should keep his dance routines to himself in the future. Too bad STILLER didn't win a statue for this performance...

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LA///FIRST LOOK: NEW IMAGE ART’S 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

January 27, 2009  |  art, Hollywood Swingin', LA, Openings  |  Comments Off

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Barry McGee steps up to the plate with Phil Frost...

It really does seem like only yesterday that ripping surfer chick and art connoisseur MARSEA GOLDBERG opened the doors to her NEW IMAGE ART GALLERY. In that time the West Hollywood hotspot has been a home (oftentimes literally) to a vast array of the underground art world's young upstarts and a proven incubator for talent that has nurtured the careers of Ed Templeton, Clare Rojas, Jo Jackson, Judith Supine, Tauba Auerbach, Matt Leines, Jeff Soto, Taylor McKimens, Chris Johanson, Phil Frost, Jordin Isip, The Date Farmers, David Ellis, Barry McGee, Ashley Macomber, Os Gemeos, Neck Face and Thomas Campbell, to name a few, all of whom are among the contributors to "15 Years," the space's impressive celebratory group show that opened on Saturday nite. Of course, LA's hipster elite turned out in full force to help mark the occasion, bolstered no doubt by a special live performance by rippers NO AGE and an endless supply of free booze. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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HOLLYWOOD///STREET POLITIKS///NECK FACE’S OPEN LETTER TO OBAMA

January 23, 2009  |  art, Graffiti, Neck Face, News, Obama, Politiks, Street Art, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Nasty Neck makes an appeal for more than just "change" from Obama...

Last nite, graffiti gremlin NECK FACE took advantage of some down time between billboard postings on the front wall of Hollywood fashion hotspot BARRACUDA to leave a note for freshly-inaugurated President OBAMA. Representing "la gente" to the fullest, Nasty Neck lets the Big O know his economic reform package should indeed be the first order of business this week: "we don't need change, we need dollars, homie!" In other news, Barracuda is expanding to include an art gallery component this summer. Stay tuned to Supertouch for details coming soon. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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ART CRIMES///RON ENGLISH UNVEILS “ABRAHAM OBAMA” BILLBOARD IN HOLLYWOOD & SEATTLE

January 22, 2009  |  art, Art Crimes, Billboard Liberation, Graffiti, Hollywood Swingin', LA, News, Ron English, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Ron English brings "Abraham Obama" to Hollywood, and the cold heart of Seattle...

Supertouch's own RON ENGLISH has been a very busy man in LA and Seattle this week following his stop in DC to celebrate BARACK OBAMA's inauguration on Tuesday. Located at the corner of Pico & Fairfax in Hollywood, this newly "liberated" billboard features Ron's iconic "Abraham Obama" hybrid portrait created for the Big O's presidential campaign last year. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LA///FIRST LOOK: RICHARD PRINCE GETS NAKED IN HOLLYWOOD

January 16, 2009  |  art, First Look, Hollywood Swingin', LA, News  |  Comments Off

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The platypus of the auto industry never looked finer...

In his aptly-titled new show "She" opening tomorrow nite at MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, art star RICHARD PRINCE pays ample tribute to the LA-centric institutions of female nudity and car culture with the facility of someone well acquainted with the finer nuances of both. The centerpiece of the show—a split exhibition with Prince's late artist friend WALLACE BERMAN—is a 1986 El Camino wrapped by Prince in an array of photos from his "Girlfriends" series that makes it the perfect Hollywood cruiser for any nite of the week. Fleshing out the exhibition (literally) are offerings from his ongoing series of "Nurse" collages and large scale C-prints from his "Girlfriends" series alongside a real mailbox plastered in vintage black & white porn images that breathes new life into the stale governmental institution. A VIP reception tonite with Prince in attendance will be the hot ticket of the early LA art calendar, and you can expect ample coverage on tomorrow's ST. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LA///STREET LIFE///INSA BOMBS BARRACUDA…

June 27, 2008  |  Graffiti, LA, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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In town for his ROUGE STATUS opening in Venice last weekend, London bad boy wall banger INSA did a little Hollywood swingin and dropped in on BARRACUDA  for a little rooftop renovation, adding his trademark high-heels to the sunset skyline in the process. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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