Opening last week was a beautiful joint show of new work by Supertouch buddies Rostarr and Saber at Opera Gallery in New York City. Having emerged from separate origin points within the underground art world, the two artists work in markedly different styles but are unified by their florid approaches to abstract painting with an emphasis on flowing script as centerpieces of their compositions. Read More
French street artist Ludo has struck again in Paris with some compelling new murals in his trademark black, white, and green palette, with one serving as a killer homage to skate art legend Jim Phillips' 1973 "screaming hand" Santa Cruz skate graphic. Images courtesy of our friends at Street Art News Read More
Check out the great piece in the recent NY Times T Magazine about Sao Paulo's recent urban cultural renaissance with a nice reference to Supertouch family Os Gemeos:
"...a so-called clean city law approved in 2006 prohibited outdoor advertising, suddenly giving São Paulo’s whitewashed buildings a strangely unsullied look, and allowing massive murals by street artists to occupy prominent swaths of the skyline. The dreamy, colorful paintings of the brothers Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo, graffiti aces who work under the name Os Gêmeos (The Twins), offer prominent examples of this trend, while more subtle street murals like the black line drawings on white facades by Fabiano Gonper provide a cerebral critique of the scramble for wealth and power obsessing many in São Paulo." Read More
Amazing Vintage Michelin Bibendum costumes at a European auto race in the 1920s celebrating a character that would go on weather the ages and rear his head in popular art & culture in ways his creator could never have imagined... Read More
Opening to a virtual madhouse of activity (and a sea of gallery security guards), the incredible retrospective of legendary renegade art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat at Gagosian Gallery has indeed proven worthy of all its ubiquitous pre-show hype. Short of the Brooklyn Museum's exhaustive exhibition in 2005, the show is easily the most thrilling collection of pinnacle major Basquiat works on view in years and should be considered essential viewing by anyone in NYC or with the means to get there before the show winds down on April 6th. Read More
ST buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG at LA's PRISM GALLERY to visit the twins while they put the finishing touches on thier upcoming show, "Miss You," opening on Saturday, February 25th. The environment they're creating within the space is incredible, and must be experienced in person. Read More
Possibly SUPREME's best collab to date...
You KNOW graffiti is beyond overground when the WALL STREET JOURNAL is actually REPORTING on battles:
A GAME OF TAG BREAKS OUT BETWEEN LONDON'S GRAFFITI ELITE
Slight Brings Robbo Out of Retirement; Cobbler Won't Let Rival Tread on Him
By Gabrielle Steinhauser | Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2010
LONDON—In the predawn hours of Christmas morning, a 40-year-old shoe repairman who goes by the name Robbo squeezed his 6-foot-8-inch frame into a wet suit, tossed some spray cans into a plastic bag, and crossed Regent's Canal on a red-and-blue air mattress. Read More
Have a look at the Paris project in detail HERE...