Posts Tagged ‘News’

KAWS COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) NOW ON DISPLAY IN PHILADELPHIA

April 11, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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Now on display at Philadelphia's 30th St metro station is longtime Supertouch buddy KAWS' giant 16-foot-tall  "Companion (Passing Through)" sculpture. This latest stop on the figure's world tour finds the character huddled among the commuting masses of Pennsylvania and is made possible by a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and rail kings Amtrak. Read More

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STREET LIFE: JR ON THE WALL IN DUBLIN

April 8, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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"Just finished the piece in Dublin in collaboration with the local artist Maser. This is part of my project named UNFRAMED where I use images from the archive of photography. This one was madein Dublin in 1913. The Labour movement in Dublin became involved in a serious conflict with the employers, known as the Lockout. Here you can see acrowd awaits the arrival of the first food ship from England. The piece is up onLower Leeson St next to the Sugar Club if you are in the area" —JR Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI COVERED LOCKHEED JETSTAR FOR THE ARIZONA BONEYARD PROJECT

April 5, 2013  |  art, Video  |  Comments Off

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The latest addition to curator Eric Firestone's Phoenix, Arizona-based Boneyard Project is a giant vintage Lockheed Jetstar covered in the trademark bright graffiti stylings of NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf. For those not familiar with the Boneyard, it's a massive plot of desert land populated by vintage jets rescued from salvage yards and converted into "art planes" by a wide-ranging cast of art world anti-heroes including Shepard Fairey, Retna, Faile, and Richard Prince, to name a few. Read More

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TIM BURTON SET TO DIRECT “BIG EYES,” A FILM ABOUT MARGARET & WALTER KEANE

April 4, 2013  |  Film, News, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Underground art fans have long been devoted collectors of the kitsch paintings of Margaret Keane who became a veritable art star in the 1960s & 70s with her imagery of big-eyed girls and boys that seemingly populated every suburban American living room and den of the era. Read More

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THE STANDARD HOTEL NYC DEBUTS NEW KENNY SCHARF SCULPTURE

April 4, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch NYC hangout The Standard Hotel debuted its latest addition to the front patio exhibition space last week: Kenny Scharf's beautiful new "Squirtz" sculpture. Display of the giant blue outer space noggin is timed to coincide with "Kolors," Scharf's show of new artworks opening tonite at the venerable Paul Kasmin Gallery which should be considered a must-see event for anyone in the city. Don't miss it. Read More

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HONG KONG: RONALD VENTURA & WIM DELVOYE AT GALERIE PERROTIN

April 3, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening today at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong is a beautiful joint show of new works by renowned Filipino painter Ronald Ventura and metal sculptor Wim Delvoye. While the respective artists differ totally in both style and choice of subject matter, the two find common ground in their inherent attention to detail and complexity of rendering—the true common theme of the exhibition. Read More

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SHEPARD FAIREY x TRUSTO CORP CEREAL BOXES TO HIT LA GROCERY STORE SHELVES THIS WEEK

April 3, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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Disruptive street art collective/culture jammers Trusto Corp have just relocated to LA and are planning a fresh assault on the city's streets and grocery stores in the upcoming weeks. In advance of their first optimistically-titled LA exhibition, "The Future is Blight," opening at Lebasse Projects on Saturday, April 13th (mark your calendars), the crew has collaborated with fellow artist Shepard Fairey to design a collaborative "Obey Flavor" Trusto Cereal box that will start appearing on local grocery store shelves throughout the southland in the coming days. Read More

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AGENCY APPROPRIATES ERIC WHITE PAINTING FOR TARGET COMMERCIAL

April 1, 2013  |  News  |  Comments Off

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Notice any glaring visual similarities between this still from the current Spring Target commercial (watch the full spot below) and the 2010 painting by Supertouch buddy Eric White? Yeah, we did too. Created by hipster Brooklyn agency Partners & Spade (you know, the kind populated by the culturally aware types who spend a lot of time looking at paintings at art shows & fairs), the recent Target spot openly mined White's "Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner" without the artist's consent or collaboration, in one of the most literal appropriations of an artist's work we've seen in a long time. Read More

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LOL: RICHARD JACKSON’S “BAD DOG!” PEEING SCULPTURE AT THE ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (OCMA)

March 22, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Irreverent California artist Richard Jackson is currently enjoying a full-scale retrospective titled "Aint Painting A Pain," at the Orange County Museum of Art (through May 5th), and to celebrate the event, he's let his giant 24 foot tall fiberglass "Bad Dog!" sculpture loose on the building's exterior to do what bad dogs do. Read More

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JR AT THE WATARI MUSEUM MUSEUM IN TOKYO

February 12, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR's first solo museum exhibition opened on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art. A massive-scale photographic pasting was installed on the outside facade, representing inhabitants from North East Japan, where the tsunami hit in March 2011 in an effort to pay tribute to the country's greatest national loss in decades. Read More

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