Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

STUSSY INTERVIEWS JAPANESE PSYCHEDELIC POP ART LEGEND KEIICHI TANAAMI

March 29, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on STUSSY INTERVIEWS JAPANESE PSYCHEDELIC POP ART LEGEND KEIICHI TANAAMI

In support of their current product collaboration with legendary 77-year-old Japanese psychedelic pop artist Keiichi Tanaami, streetwear kings Stüssy visited Tanaami in his home for an enlightening discussion of his life, artwork, and childhood experiences that forever influenced his beautiful, trippy visions. Read More

JOSE PARLA’S “PROSE” EXHIBITION AT YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, TOKYO

March 28, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on JOSE PARLA’S “PROSE” EXHIBITION AT YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, TOKYO

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Supertouch buddy José Parla just opened a beautiful show of new work titled “Prose” in Tokyo at the esteemed Yuka Tsuruno Gallery where the major focus is an incredible 15-meter long mural painting that was created onsite in the gallery in the days leading up to the exhibition. Read More

LA///THE WEEKEND ART BEAT

February 6, 2010  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on LA///THE WEEKEND ART BEAT

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Our friends at SOUR HARVEST have provided this weekend’s lineup of must-see shows in the Southland:

Sat, Feb. 6th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
‘She Wolves’ featuring new works from Miss Van + ‘Strange Fruit’ featuring new works from Victor Castillo
(On view through March 6th)
www.mkgallery.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 8-11PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the EchoPark region of Los Angeles
New works from Albert Reyes & Andres Guerrero at Shepard Fairey’s personal gallery
(On view through March 6th)
www.subliminalprojects.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 6-10PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T5 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
Closing reception for ‘Desensitized’ featuring new works from Brian Viveros and Dan Quintana with a live performance from The Billy Bones
www.coprogallery.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 7-11PM (with a special Zombie walk at 6:20PM)
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Zombies In Love’ group show featuring works from Yoko d’Holbachie, Junko Mizuno, Jonathan Wayshak, Scott C., Mindy Lee, Kevin Dart, Ippei Gyoubu, Edith Abeyata, Anna Chambers, and many more + tons of Zombie goodness going off throughout the evening including a Zombie walk near the gallery before the event kicks off, signings, contests, and more – check their site for full details and lineup
(On view through Feb. 22nd)
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sat, Feb. 6th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 at the door)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show with featured artists Eric Vasquez, Michael Pukac, Andrea Shear, Jessica Ward and Mikolaj Wyszynski with performances from live acts and resident DJs and more
www.thehivegallery.com

FLASHBACK///VINTAGE FOOTAGE OF KAWS IN ACTION ON THE STREETS OF NYC & TOKYO

February 23, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FLASHBACK///VINTAGE FOOTAGE OF KAWS IN ACTION ON THE STREETS OF NYC & TOKYO

KAWS‘ street hits were the freshest on the block back in ’97 when an incredibly young-looking Brian Donnelley was getting busy on the billboards and bus stops of NYC and Tokyo on the regular. Here we see some rare footage of the youthful media manipulator on the go with commentary by fellow bomber RON ENGLISH

TOKYO///FIRST LOOK///OPENING NITE AT MARK RYDEN’S “SNOW YAK SHOW” AT TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY

February 11, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on TOKYO///FIRST LOOK///OPENING NITE AT MARK RYDEN’S “SNOW YAK SHOW” AT TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY

litttlebearr.jpg Otaku MARK RYDEN fans got a much-needed dose of face time with their art idol in Tokyo last Saturday nite when his hotly anticipated new "Snow Yak Show" debuted at TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY. In attendance were longtime Ryden brothers-in-arms TIM BISKUP and GARY BASEMAN who helped their bearded elder celebrate in true snow yak style replete with fuzzy white headgear and ice cold hearts to boot. The sold out show of new oil paintings and drawings represents a stark aesthetic departure for the artist who leaves behind his trademark meat-laden painting style and ornate frames behind with this collection of minimalist new work.

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TOKYO///FIRST LOOK: TIM BISKUP X T9G’S “T X T PROJECT” OPENING NITE AT STITCH GALLERY

February 11, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on TOKYO///FIRST LOOK: TIM BISKUP X T9G’S “T X T PROJECT” OPENING NITE AT STITCH GALLERY

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T9G, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, and Tim Biskup are all nerds…

Masters of vinyl toydom TIM BISKUP and Tokyo’s T9G teamed up to blow minds of Japanese collectors with their “T x T Project” of collaborative vinyl toys and new paintings from Mr Biskup that opened last weekend at STITCH GALLERY. Cobbling together new toys mad scientist style using the best parts (giblets included) from their own respective signature artist toys, the dynamic duo gave frenzied onlookers a glimpse of how cool the modern world of vinyl toys could be if places like Kid Robot didn’t actually exist. Needless to say, the pair’s legion of devoted fanboys and girls lined up for blocks to get a glimpse at the neon colored spectacle and snatch up newly released colorways of the pair’s new collaborative production toy “Rangeas” which sold out instantaneously. Also of note was the sneek peek look at the new prototype of T9G’s version of Tim Biskup’s iconic “Helper” toy set to be released this spring. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

TOKYO///SNEEK PEEK: TIM BISKUP & T9G’S “THE T x T PROJECT” AT STITCH GALLERY

February 2, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on TOKYO///SNEEK PEEK: TIM BISKUP & T9G’S “THE T x T PROJECT” AT STITCH GALLERY

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Otaku toy collectors are rejoicing at the upcoming joint show at Tokyo hotspot STITCH between TIM BISKUP and mad scientist Japanese designer T9G (Ta-Ku-Ji) whose wild remixes of each other’s iconic figures are poised to single-handedly breathe new life into the slumping vinyl toy genre. Dubbed the “T x T Project,” the show will also feature a colorful array of brand new Tim Biskup Kaiju paintings alongside the release of several incredibly rare production vinyl toys and art prints created especially for the occasion. The jump-off is February 6th, frequent flying toy nerds best cash in their miles now. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

JAPAN///NEWS///ANNOUNCING MARK RYDEN’S “SNOW YAK SHOW” IN TOKYO & NEW “FUR GIRL” PRINT

January 22, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on JAPAN///NEWS///ANNOUNCING MARK RYDEN’S “SNOW YAK SHOW” IN TOKYO & NEW “FUR GIRL” PRINT

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The “Snow Yak” himself, and a detail of Ryden’s “Fur Girl” painting/print…

Otaku MARK RYDEN fans clamoring for a close-up look at their messiah will have to head out to Tokyo next month to witness the opening of “The Snow Yak Show” in person on February 7 at TOMIYO KOYAMA GALLERY. The show features eight new paintings including “Sophia’s Bubbles,” a large-scale, 7 1/2 foot-wide piece that made its auspicious debut with Tomiyo Koyama at Art Basel Miami in late 2008, along with an array of smaller drawings and paintings studies. Most notable about these new pieces is Ryden’s abrupt stylistic departure from the baroque detail of his previous works in favor of a more austere and minimal approach characterized by an icy cool color palette and nearly barren backgrounds. What’s not captured in these accompanying photos, of course, is the incredibly delicate array of nuanced colors Ryden has layered in these deceptively simple portraits as well as a variety of distinct new textural surface treatments unseen in his previous work. It is (unfortunately for cash-strapped fans) a show that truly must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Expect full coverage of the event here on Supertouch as well as an interview with the elusive artist following the show’s debut. For fans that simply can’t wait for the show to open, a limited-edition print of his new “Fur Girl” painting is available NOW through PORTERHOUSE FINE ART. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

TOKYO///DESIGN///LOVING THE HONDA PUYO: A CAR WITH NO EDGES THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK

October 7, 2008  |  Design  |  Comments Off on TOKYO///DESIGN///LOVING THE HONDA PUYO: A CAR WITH NO EDGES THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK

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HONDA‘s wondrous soft glow-in-the-dark egg of a concept car with the dirtiest name of all time, the “PUYO,” has been making the car show rounds for a minute now but our fascination remains undiminished. Created entirely without hard edges, inside and out, the new Japanese family commuter pod operates without a steering wheel (a gamer-friendly joystick handles the “directionality”), runs on an advanced hydrogen fuel cell, is enclosed by a totally transparent dome, is surrounded by a silicone “gel body” that literally glows in the dark, and contains an interior that spins a full 360 degrees so that the car never needs to reverse. It also flys and swims underwater. Not really, that doesn’t kick in till the 2011 model. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

JAPAN///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS ART SHOW OPENS AT LAFORET MUSEUM TOKYO…

August 13, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on JAPAN///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS ART SHOW OPENS AT LAFORET MUSEUM TOKYO…

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The scene of the crime literally 5 minutes before opening…

Last week’s opening of the low-fi spectacle of downtown outsider art that is BEAUTIFUL LOSERS at Tokyo’s LaFORET MUSEUM in the hipster hotspot of Harajuku commemorated the Japanese premiere of the new “Beautiful Losers” documentary film and the beginning of the new NIKE SPORTSWEAR-sponsored “Make Something!” workshops. The show—smaller in scale than the full-scale exhibition currently on tour in Europe—included original art by Margaret Kilgallen, ESPO, Jo Jackson, Josh Lazcano (AMAZE), Alexis Ross of the Gents of Desire, Barry Mcgee (Ray Fong), Chris Johanson, Geoff McFetridge, Sean Barton, Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, Mike Mills, Thomas Campbell, and Ed Templeton, among others. Meanwhile, the “Make Something!” workshops hosted by Alexis Ross (Homemade Tattoos), Aaron Rose ( Zine Making), Sean Barton (Sign Painting), and Jo Jackson (Paper Mache Heads of World Leaders) gave the throng of eager Japanese fans something to do with their idle hands and deviant minds. HAVE A LOOK: Read More