Posts Tagged ‘Opening’
Opening tonight at the esteemed Blum & Poe Gallery in LA is an amazing show of breathtaking new artwork—including monumental-scale paintings and sculptures—by Japanese Pop master Takashi Murakami. Titled "Ahrat," the cycle of paintings on view continues Murakami’s newest mode of painting, developed for his exhibition "Ego," mounted in Doha, Qatar in early 2012. The Arhat paintings conflate historical, contemporary, and futuristic Japanese references with a myriad of styles, methodologies, and forms into single picture planes. The artist’s long-standing interest in Japanese nihonga painting and the contemporary practices of manga and animation are highlighted in this important body of work. Read More
In support of Barry McGee's current retrospective at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), accessories maker The Hill-Side have created a trio of their japanese selvedge cotton bandanas featuring patterns by the artist, making these some of the most affordable TWIST souvenirs money can buy. Read More
Long a favorite of us here at Supertouch, celebrated artist Marilyn Minter debuted an incredible body of beautiful new large-scale paintings at Regen Projects in Los Angeles on Saturday night. In her second show at the gallery, Minter's new paintings deepen the artist's investigation of how we communicate with the illusion of glamour via advertising in public spaces. Read More
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
Easily the most influential chameleon in rock history, David Bowie's storied career has seen him inhabit more personas than an accomplished schizophrenic, and at age 66, release a new album last month that debuted at #1 on iTunes and on UK record charts. The foremost arbiter of rock style and fashion at every generational and cultural pivot point, Bowie's avant-garde futurism and absolute abhorrence of stasis has seen him generate a massive archive of personal artifacts, that, despite years of massive chemical intake and general debauchery, he had the presence of mind to preserve in an institutional grade archive (complete with its own full-time dedicated archivist) for posterity. It is from this incredible collection that London's Victoria & Albert Museum assembled its current blockbuster visual retrospective of Bowie's life & times, titled, appropriately enough, "David Bowie Is..." Read More
It'll be a rainy nite in LA this Saturday, but two shows are more than worthy of bundling up for on January 24:
NEW IMAGE ART "15 Years" celebrates the lifespan of this West Hollywood underground art institution that has helped birth the careers of a vast array of talent in its time, including Neck Face, Barry McGee, Rich Jacobs, Thomas Campbell, Ashley Macomber, Kelsey Brookes, Misaki Kawaii, The Date Farmers, and the Clayton Brothers, whose work, among others, will help celebrate the space. A special musical performance by No Age is not to be missed.
*7910 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood
CHAZ BOJORQUEZ "Graff Since '69" traces the oeuvre of LA's most important and vital graffiti writer and painter whose iconic skulls, "Señor Suerte" tag, and gorgeous lettering style have literally defined the genre for a legion of followers like Retina, and Mr. Cartoon. Doubling as Chaz' 60th Birthday celebration, the opening is sure to be an epic occasion.
*530 South Hewitt Street, Suite 141, Downtown LA