Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

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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LA///BOARD TO DEATH///CHRISTIAN HOSOI BACK IN BLACK AT BARRACUDA…

May 7, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Christian Hosoi, LA, News, SK8 THING  |  Comments Off

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Miguel de la Barracuda and his blackhearted quiver of Hammerheads...

OG skate legend CHRISTIAN HOSOI is best known for his signature "Christ Air" and the inimitable and groundbreaking shape of his best-known deck design, the original HAMMERHEAD. Now, teaming up with LA fashion boutique BARRACUDA, Hosoi has produced a limited run of 50 exact reproductions of the pioneering board shape in the to-die-for color combo of black-on-black. Releasing at noon this Friday, May 9th at the Barracuda store (7769 Melrose across from Fairfax High School), and online at Barracudashop.com, each board will be signed and numbered by Christian Hosoi himself. DON'T SLEEP...

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Modern board shapes suck so bad...

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LA///STREET LIFE///ON THE WALL WITH CALEB NEELON…

May 7, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, LA, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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We were gonna Photoshop out the scaffolding so it looked like Caleb was levitating, but then we were like, "nah"...

In Hollywood for his upcoming solo show featuring new paintings and sculpture at CARMICHAEL GALLERY this Saturday, May 10th, Supertouch buddy CALEB NEELON has helped himself to some prime real estate on LaBrea at Melrose where his blowing leaves now swirl in solitude...

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LA///ROCK OF AGES///UFC x JOAN JETT x EVERLAST???!…

May 3, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Everlast, LA, News, Pop Life, UFC  |  Comments Off

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UFC's Dana White, OG Joan Jett, and Don Everlast...

UFC impresario DANA WHITE threw an exclusive little party for 30 lucky heads (including the always-banging MANDY MOORE & the ever-dangerous CHUCK "THE ICEMAN" LIDDELL) at Hollywood's VIPER ROOM on Wednesday where none other than legendary Runaway JOAN JETT rocked the house like she was 21 and just off the bus from nowheresville, USA. Of course, our man on the scene and official UFC correspondent EVERLAST, aka: Mr White, aka: Whitey Ford, was in the mix and popped a few flix. HAVE A LOOK:

*Guest blogs will be dropping on ST 2.0 soon, keep yer eyes peeled... Read More

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LA///FASHION///BAPE HOLLYWOOD OPEN FOR BUSINESS…

April 24, 2008  |  Fashion, KAWS, LA, News, Next Big Thing, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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OG streetwear homeboys Nigo & Takashi Murakami flex their street cred...

Love it or leave it, NIGO's LA branch of the legendary Tokyo streetwear brand BAPE (aka: A Bathing Ape)—the brand that launched a thousand imitators—opened for business on Melrose Ave this Thursday nite with a star-studded media frenzy of a debut party. Two years too late? Yep, but remember this is LA, Ed Hardy and Crooks & Castles are still "cool" brands here. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LA///BLEK LE RAT OPENS SHEPARD FAIREY’S NEW SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS GALLERY…

April 7, 2008  |  art, LA, Openings, Origins of Style, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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Shepard Fairey and OG SoCal culture legend CR STECYK III...

French street art provocateur BLEK LE RAT inaugurated modern street art messiah SHEPARD FAIREY's newly relocated (and visually stunning) SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS gallery in Echo Park this weekend with his first American solo show, "Art is not Peace but War." A groundbreaking graffiti writer in the 1980s & 90s, Blek is best known as one of the earliest pioneers of stencil art and his simple monochromatic iconography heavily influenced the street artists from the Bristol scene, most notable of which is the current art star du jour and cash register tickler, Sir Banksy, who adopted not only Blek's stylistic M.O., but his rat mascot as well. Looking at Blek's simple, understated imagery, which remains largely unchanged since his early days on the walls of Paris, it's not hard to see the immediate appeal of the stencil as a graphic tool for street bombing situations and Banksy's adoption of the once rarified method exploded its popularity within a matter of years spawning a legion of young imitators and monied collectors. With pieces selling briskly at prices ranging from $9,000–$40,000 for original spraypaint on canvas works and a queue of young punters, hipsters, and would-be street art stars wrapping around the block for the better part of the opening nite, it's clear that the medium's appeal shows no signs of waning. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LA///STREET LIFE///BLEK LE RAT AT SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS…

March 31, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, News, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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To celebrate the reopening of groundbreaking gallery SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS in its new location on 1331 W Sunset Blvd this Saturday nite, April 5th, founder SHEPARD FAIREY has chosen none other than Parisian street artist BLEK LE RAT as the subject of the hotspot's inaugural exhibition. Blek's "Art is Not Peace but War," a show of new spraypaint on canvas works by the pioneering artist whose work predates that of followers like Fairey, Banksy, and Nick Walker by over a decade showcases his seminal high contrast iconography in what will be the artist's first solo exhibition in the US. For all those fans not lucky enough to get their hands on an original (prices range from $9,000–$40,000), Subliminal is making available a set of four black and white prints of Blek's work as photographed on the street by Sybille Prou, and signed by her, Blek, and the Rat's frequent co-conspirator, Shepard Fairey for $100 each. The show opens at 8pm, the faithful best start saving their pennies now, and plan to queue up early. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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