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FAM IN EFFECT: SUPERCHIEF PRESENTS OUR NYC SUMMER SEASON ULTRA MEGA GROUP SHOW

JULY 17TH: the whole fam is gonna be represented for our SUMMER SEASON ULTRA MEGA GROUP SHOW.

PLUS: Afterparty featuring JUICEBOXXX, straight outta the Thunderzone.

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SUPERCHIEF SUNDAYS ARE FUCKING ill ill ill- TATTOOS & BBQ & LIVE MURALS & FREE BEEEEER

I AM. SOFA KING PUMPED. FOR SUNDAY. PRINTS AND LIVE PAINTING AND ARTWORK BY Sheryo Sherry Oh Pong Tom Costa Alexander Heir Claudia Ramirez Metro Zu Poshh Godd Lofty305 & Ron Wimberly and we’re painting a 15 passenger van donated by James Pickles and co. and BBQ by SLAMPIGS BBQ and Sterling Fivesizzle!!! Photobooth by Andy Lin Tattoos by Josh Maupin Special Musical Performance by FACES OF WEED – featuring Callie […]

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Flux Factory Bringing Solar-Powered Light Installations to LIC

Our friends over at Flux Factory have teamed up with the Long Island City community garden for a solar-powered light/art installation called Nightlight. What’s awesome about the show is that the garden will be open for exploration and feature events in June, so there will be something cool to do outside in the summer.

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LEVI MANDEL’S ADVENTURES

Levi Mandel is a photographer who was born in Seattle in 1985. By the age of nine he had already decided that as an adult he would live in New York City. His knack for getting into trouble started early too around that time; in 1997 Levi got suspended from middle school for doing graffiti, and it would be that combination of a gifted eye for composition and inclination towards mischief that would come found the basis for his photography.

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SANDY KIM @ MUDDGUTS

SANDY KIM ‘SKY2K’ RELEASE PARTY ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15TH AT THE BRAND NEW MUDDGUTS SHOP IN BROOKLYN. THERE WILL BE A SHOW HANGING AND A SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST. COME BUY A COPY, HAVE SANDY SIGN IT AND HANG OUT. IT’S GONNA BE REALLLY FUN.

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OVERCAST DAYS: AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL KWIATKOWSKI

Superchief Gallery recently played host to the book release for Paul Kwiatkowski's "And Every Day Was Overcast", from Black Balloon Publishing. We spoke to Paul about the visual memoir of AEDWO, and culture of the time period that birthed it.

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SELECT FAIR FOR ART BASEL WEEK 2013!!! {SWOON, STEVE POWERS, SUPERCHIEF GALLERY}

THIS YEAR SELECT FAIR is breaking ground even further by working with the good people at the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program to go AS BIG AS POSSIBLE in Miami with a large-scale mural by Steve “ESPO” Powers ACROSS THE FRONT OF THE ENTIRE HOTEL.

We have been working closely with SELECT FAIR and for 2013 SUPERCHIEF GALLERY is growing again by leaps and bounds and taking over THE ENTIRE LOBBY of the Hotel Catalina.

AND THE ROOF.

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FEATURED ARTISTS THE YOK AND SHERYO: PHOTO/VIDEO OF NEW WORK AND NYC EXHIBITION OPENING INFO

Up and coming artists The Yok and Sheryo have been staying on their grind and have an exhibition this Thursday called “PIPE DREAMS” at Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard St. 7 – 9pm NYC.

They’ll be exhibiting vases they painted in Northern Vietnam and a series of canvas pieces, plates and works on paper & old chinese maps. it also looks like they made some kind of goddamn stoner dragon. shit be niiiiiice.

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BLACK POWER: Recent Works by Ron Wimberly, Coby Kennedy, Jorden Haley | Superchief Gallery at Culturefix (PREVIEW)

Superchief Gallery at Culturefix is proud to present BLACK POWER, with new work from three artists who reflect on blackness. Ink. Death. Skin. Steel. Those artists are Ron Wimberly, Coby Kennedy and Jorden Haley.

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'MYSTICYNICISM' Opening Tonight | Superchief Gallery at Culturefix

MYSTICYNICISM: New work from Andrew Poneros, Joe Depre, Spam and Claudia Ramirez. Tonight at 9 Clinton Street from 6-10 PM.

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REVIEW: 'INCORRIGIBLE' GROUP SHOW (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

in·cor·ri·gi·ble – incapable of being corrected or amended: as
(1) : not reformable : depraved (2) : delinquent
b : not manageable : unruly

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ED ZIPCO & BILL DUNLEAVY PHOTO SHOW CLOSING PARTY AND ASK ME ANYTHING IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE!!!

Come by and Ask Us Anything, Superchief Founders William Dunleavy and Edward Zipco will be here to tell you about the photos and talk about what it was like when one thing or another exploded, why those highschool kids are tazering each other in a parking lot and how funny it is when undercover cops wear shit from the mets franchise.

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Brock Fetch: The New Radicalisms (Solo Photography Exhibit) Closing Party Tonight!!!

Superchief Gallery at Culturefix presents:

Brock Fetch: The New Radicalisms

A Solo Photography Exhibit featuring large prints from Photographer Brock Fetch’s years spent touring the country with performers such as Asap Rocky, Action Bronson, Roofeeo, Iggy Izaelia and others.

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Benefit Auction for Victims of Hurricane Sandy @ China Chalet | SATURDAY, FEB 16

Some friends of Superchief put together an art auction to raise money for Occupy Sandy, the autonomous group that’s been garnering money, supplies and labor better than the government since the storm. It’s at the China Chalet (47 Broadway) this Saturday, and there’s a party from 11:00-3:00 right afterwards.

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Art Made from Marijuana Smoke, Fernando de La Rocque’s Stencils Resonate with Weed Resin

Everything about La Rocque’s stenciling method sticks to the classic technique… except he paints by blowing marijuana smoke onto the paper. He smokes a lot to get the effect- a stain which looks like the brown resin you’d find inside of a well-used weed pipe.

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Featured Artist: JENNIFER MAY REILAND

Jennifer May Reiland is an artist, filmmaker and writer, a modern renaissance woman, who is now travelling the world, making art, writing and exploring.

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Superchief Gallery Presents: CREEPERS! – Opening October 4

Superchief Gallery is pleased to announce CREEPERS! – a previously censored collection of proudly perverted, vulgar, gross-out art from America’s most esteemed minds opening October 4th.

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ADAM COST TALKS GRAFFITI AT AMERICA’S FIRST STREET ART AUCTION IN NYC (VIDEO)

Hear what legendary NYC graffiti writer COST has to say about the medium in today’s unclear but constantly expanding Street Art movement.

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Mike Diana’s World of Comic Violence and Antisocial Behavior

Mike Diana, born 1969, is an illustrator and comic artist whose work frequently delves into comic violence and sexual depravity. Much of his work is funny, mocking things like sex, family values, the church, drugs, and generally just “values” in general. To quote the erection-sporting guy on cover of Boiled Angel #6, “I love engaging in antisocial behavior.”

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Amazing Extraterrestrial Photography by Charles Lindsay (SETI Institute’s First Artist-In-Residence)

“Here at the SETI Institute we are trying to get people to put themselves in a different frame of reference, to step back,” says astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter, who holds the Bernard M. Oliver chair at the Institute. “And Charlie’s art encourages us to think in those terms.”

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SUPERCHIEF SUNDAYS ARE FUCKING ill ill ill- TATTOOS & BBQ & LIVE MURALS & FREE BEEEEER

I AM. SOFA KING PUMPED. FOR SUNDAY. PRINTS AND LIVE PAINTING AND ARTWORK BY Sheryo Sherry Oh Pong Tom Costa Alexander Heir Claudia Ramirez Metro Zu Poshh […]

TRANSMISSION MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY FOR FNT 2014: FOOTAGE OF SXSW WITH MOBB DEEP, BABES, FIGHTS AND MORE (AND 50+ PHOTOS FROM TOD SEELIE)

FNT has been the best underground party in NYC for years now, and it’s spreading to the rest of the country now too, thanks to a successful SXSW event and a magazine with TRANSMISSION magazine. We interviewed Fight Night leader Bekim Trenova to talk about all that and what’s to come. PLUS: footage of the release of the magazine. PLUS: footage of the SXSW event. PLUS: footage of Mobb Deep’s performance. PLUS: photos by Tod Seelie. Yeah, we got all that and more, RIGHT HERE.

The Germans Who Dress Like Native Americans and Refuse to Return Their Scalps

Contributing photographer Jennifer Osborne has been working in Europe on a photography project about cultural appropriation of Native Americans by Europeans. In wake of Pharrell Williams’ controversial “Indian Headress” on the cover of Elle Magazine, this degree of Native Dress-up seems extra offensive.

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980’s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.