Judith Supine “Ladyboy” Walking In L.A.

Amid the madness that is the MOCA LA rollout of “Art in the Streets” this week, one of Brooklyn’s  hometown favorites popped in her falsies and applied a fresh coat of Chanel Rouge lipstick before sinking her pointy incisors into the New Image Gallery in West Hollywood.

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Dressed head to stiletto in black and florescent night glamooouuuur, the gallery that had the balls to champion a number of unconventional street artists for more than a decade gave every inch of floor, wall and ceiling to Street Artist Judith Supine for this installation. Since the MOCA show so far looks like a compendium of the last 50 years, it’s understandable that it overlooks the 30 or so New Guard on the streets today who are ushering in an era of storytelling and mashups, but clearly Miss Supine will be in BSA’s “Art In The Streets” show when we’re talking about the 2010s.


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A smaller version of the full blowout Supine did at English Kills in Bushwick Brooklyn a couple of years ago, “Ladyboy” is a more focused and tight hallucinatory play of collaged and freakish imagery alluding to the underground sex industry, child exploitation, and the magnetic allure of iniquity. When this heavy stuff is cut with a handy pen knife in your handbag, fed through the surreal filter of Ms. Supine’s mind and flooded over with a thick shiny coat of liquid glass, the dark magic is suspended in time.  Our time.


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Honored guests at Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Judith Supine
Lady Boy
April 13—May 13, 2011
New Image Art Gallery
Los Angeles, California