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BEST IN SHOW: FRIEZE ART FAIR 2013

May 12, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Like all art fairs—aka: the new clearinghouses of the art world—you're always lucky if 10% of the work on display is good. You're really lucky if that 10% is great. And so it was at this year's annual art summit known as Frieze Art Fair that 10% just happened to be excellent. From blue chip legends like Paul McCarthy, George Condo, and Jeff Koons to antiheros like Barbara Kruger, Daniel Arsham, and Raymond Pettibon, there was no shortage of incredible work on display throughout the exhibitions expansive acreage (and a lot of junk to boot). Here's a brief look at some of this year's best of the best: Read More

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JEFF KOONS GETS BLUE BALLS AT DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY

May 9, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On the heels of the debut of his monumental new balloon animal sculptures with Gagosian Gallery at the Frieze Art Fair, Jeff Koons kicked off the first of his two additional mega shows in NYC this week with the opening of his "Gazing Ball" exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery. Comprised of large scale new white plaster sculptures of classical Greco Roman figures and everyday modern objects  balancing electric blue glass "gazing balls" (you know, the tacky things you see in suburban gardens) the show is a great study of Pop Art contrast and the kind of tongue-in-cheek irony Koons is so famous for (how he managed to refrain from calling the show "Blue Balls," though, will forever escape us). Read More

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FIRST LOOK: JR & JOSE PARLA’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ GALLERY

May 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Brothers from other mothers and fresh-to-death style icons Jose Parla & JR celebrated their 2012 "Wrinkles of the City" Havana, Cuba, project tonight with an opening of the same name at the venerable Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea. Showcasing large-scale photographs of all their major murals from the Cuba trip mounted on Aluminum panels and one large-scale collaborative fine art painting, the show beautifully Read More

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STREET LIFE: JOSE PARLA x JR ON THE WALL IN NYC WITH THEIR “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT

April 28, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Soul brothers (in both art & fashion) and Supertouch buddies Jose Parla & JR (who just kicked off his massive "Inside Out New York City" street art project in Times Square) celebrated their upcoming joint exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC last week by creating a giant collab mural in Chelsea. Located on 24th St at 10th Ave, the 20+ foot mural celebrates their recent "Wrinkles of the City" project in Cuba, a theme which will be reflected in their gallery show togheter opening May 7th. Read More

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JR’S “INSIDE OUT” STREET ART PROJECT HITS TIMES SQUARE

April 25, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR is currently posted up in the heart of Times Square with his mobile photo truck creating his largest street art project ever, "Inside Out New York City." An extension of his "Inside Out" project which launched after he won the TED Prize in 2011, the Times Square project sees the artist capturing photos of passers-by, printing large scale black and white images of them instantly on the spot and then pasting them on the ground in Duffy Square to create a giant mosaic of local faces. Read More

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ANDY WARHOL’S UPPER EAST SIDE 1342 LEXINGTON AVE TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE

April 24, 2013  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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What would you be willing to pay to live in the space that played host to Andy Warhol's intensely private and enigmatic personal life during his most fertile and formative creative years? If $5,795,000 USD doesn't stop your watch, 1342 Lexington Avenue might just be within reach. Originally purchased in 1959 for the then princely sum of $60,000 USD, Warhol spent the next 15 years alone in this Upper East Side townhouse with his reclusive mother Julia and ultimately 25 cats, all of whom were named Sam, where the ground floor also doubled as his painting studio and first official "Warhol Factory." Read More

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ANDREW KUO’S BEAUTIFUL ABSTRACT INFOGRAPHICS IN “YOU SAY TOMATO” AT MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, NYC

April 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Downtown painter, musician, DJ, and all-around cool guy on the NYC scene Andrew Kuo has created an absolutely stunning new body of work with his current show, "You Say Tomato," at big-time Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. Featuring mostly large-scale abstract geometric paintings that are meant to function as emotional infographics (each piece comes with a decoding key at the bottom), Kuo's color-coded chart paintings are representational—depicting a complex, real-time universe of selfexamination and the judgement of others. Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S “KOLORS” OPENING AT PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NYC

April 4, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last night at the esteemed Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC was Supertouch buddy and Pop Art icon Kenny Scharf's eagerly anticipated show of optimistic new work, "Kolors." Comprised of large-scale funky, colorful abstracts and giant cartoon sculptures, the show was awash with glaring pigment, brightening up a city not yet in bloom and always in need of a giant dose of the positive energy and wonder Scharf brings to everything he touches. 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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RYAN MCGINLEY’S ART BILLBOARD BRIGHTENS NYC’S HIGHLINE PARK FOR APRIL

April 3, 2013  |  art, News  |  Comments Off

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New York photographer and downtown denizen Ryan McGinley is the latest artist to be included in NYC's prestigious Highline Park art billboard project. Featuring McGinley's 2007 "Blue Falling" photo of a silhouetted figure dropping backward toward the ground against a radiant blue background, the giant sign brightens up the park's view in advance of the impending spring blooms and attendant madness the warming weather brings out in the stir crazy natives. Located at West 18th Street & 10th Avenue, McGinley’s billboard will be on view throughout the month of April. Read More

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