Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PHILLIPS “NEGATION OF THE UNIVERSE” AT THE DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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For his first-ever American solo museum exhibition, painter  Richard Phillips brings his unique blend of kitschy glamour to the country's capital of said opulence for his mid career retrospective Negation of the Universe at the Dallas Contemporary, which opened last weekend in conjunction with the city's Dallas Art Fair. His strikingly distinctive paintings, notable as much for their Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TOM SACHS’ ‘AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS’ AT GALERIE ROPAC, PARIS

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Easily one of the most compelling minds working in the art world today, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs has built a career around an utterly unique art methodology based on thematic meditations by means of unexpected material explorations. In his new show "American Handmade Paintings" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, the choice of this title is anchored in specific aspects that are central to Sachs’s creative universe; his use of the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | GEOFF McFETRIDGE’S “MEDITALLUCINATION” AT V1 COPENHAGEN

March 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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A master graphic designer and visual thinker, Supertouch buddy Geoff McFetridge brings the same elegant minimalism to his fine art with "Meditallucination," a new body of paintings, drawings, and hand painted ceramics opening this week at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me," explains McFetridge. "The paintings attempt to Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | YOSHITOMO NARA’S RETROSPECTIVE AT BLUM & POE, LA

March 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his seventh show with stalwart LA gallery Blum & Poe, Japanese art hero Yoshitomo Nara presents an eponymous retrospective of sorts, featuring 11 new large-scale paintings & 10 new bronze sculptures representing his current visual mode, and a massive survey of over 200 drawings made over the past three decades chronicling in detail his stylistic evolution throughout the years. The result is an exhibition of extraordinary depth and inspiration that will Read More

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AUSTIN LEE’S “OK OK OK OK…” AT POSTMASTERS GALLERY, NYC

February 28, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the funnest & funniest current shows capable of lifting snowbound New Yorkers' spirits out of a suicidal, Polar Vortex-inspired funk is painter Austin Lee's "OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK, Painting is a Strange Thing to do but so is Everything Else," currently on view at Postmasters Gallery until March 8th. Read More

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STREET ARTIST BAST TAKES ON THE HAMPTONS WITH “SEAFOAM” AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY

June 26, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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There's just something about street art in the Hamptons, an irony embraced by Brooklyn-based graffitist Bast whose new show of paintings & sculpture, "Seafoam" went on display at Eric Firestone Gallery (owned and curated by Supertouch buddy Eric Firestone who also manages the Arizona Boneyard Porject) in the tony NY retreat community last week. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: D*FACE’S “THE NEW WORLD DISORDER” AT STOLEN SPACE, LONDON

June 12, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Always one to embrace chaos & disorder in his work, the latest show from UK Street Art legend & Supertouch buddy D*Face, "The New World Disorder" is his definitive statement on these themes to date. The inaugural show in the venerable Stolen Space gallery's new London space, the exhibition is a tour de force visual spectacle comprising new Lichtenstein-inspired Pop paintings, sculptures featuring vintage battle-damaged military helmets, prints, the Grim Reaper on a motorcycle, and vibrant graffiti pieces showcasing the artist's trademark dry English humor. Read More

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LAST LOOK: HUSH AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY, LA

June 10, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Closing this week at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery is a beautiful show of new paintings by street artist and painter Hush, whose distinct Geisha-themed pieces have been gracing the walls of city streets for several years now. The artist's accomplished, multilayered technique combining collage with acrylic and aerosol paint flourishes is the star of the show, giving his beautiful figures depth and texture well beyond their superflat depth of field. Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI MURAL PROJECT IN MOBILE ALABAMA

May 16, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Few people would accuse Mobile Alabama of being a forward-thinking cultural center, but that's nothing a visit from living Pop Art legend and Supertouch buddy Kenny Scharf can't fix. As part of the city's Center For The Living Arts' current "Futures Project" which "examines future possibilities for the Gulf Coast through art," Scharf swept into town in his far-out "JetStones" (Jetsons x Flintstones)-bedazzled 1959 Cadillac with a trunk packed with spray paint to embellish the center with a wraparound graffiti mural featuring his trademark psychedelic characters. Read More

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CHRISTIE’S MEMORIALIZES BASQUIAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH RECORD SETTING $49M SALE OF “DUST HEADS”

May 16, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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To celebrate the enduring influence of downtown NYC art star Jean-Michel Basquiat and the record-setting auction of his seminal 1982 painting, "Dustheads" last night for $49 million USD as part of their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale, Christie's set out to uncover untold stories of the famously enigmatic painter in a new video series that kicks off in conversation with his artist friends Toxic, and Al Diaz, Basquiat's SAMO graffiti crew partner. Read More

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