This week’s Art Focus draws your attention to the raw clay sculptures of Beth Cavener Stichter. The Washington State-based artist uses animal forms as a study on human psychology and the unconscious impulses of the human mind. She states – “On the surface, these figures are simply feral animals suspended in a moment of tension. Beneath the surface, they embody the consequences of human fear, apathy, aggression, and misunderstanding.” For those interested in seeing her work in person, she has a show opening on September 13th in […]
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It’s been a while since Nick Walker (interviewed) hunkered down in New York to put his vandal in play. Nick recently dropped by to lay down some paint for a few weeks in the Big Apple. While he was here, he worked several parts of Brooklyn, LES and Chinatown. AM tagged along as he premiered a new composition of his storied Vandal kicking back with a special edition of the New York Times. This piece is located on the bustling corner of Eldridge and Hester in […]
Mexico-based street artist Liqen, who was just recently in upstate New York for the Wall Therapy Festival (covered), has traveled now to the Azores for the Walk & Talk Festival. Vhils had already made his mark in San Miguel, and now Liqen has done the same with this surreal spaceship on the side of a building entitled Satellite Souleater. Discuss Liqen here.
Dabs Myla, whose print we are are currently running a contest giveaway for here, recently headed north for the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco. We already shared some photos of the magical piece Skinner painted for the event, but now check out these photos from the Australian duo in the photo set below… Photo credit: Berlin Tomas. Discuss Dabs Myla here.
Yayoi Kusama has a long and complicated relationship with NYC. It started in 1957 when she moved out to the Big Apple and set out to make a name in the world of art. Spanning three decades, Kusama stayed until 1973 when she returned to her home country of Japan. Now with her recent retrospective at The Whitney Museum in full swing, Kusama has set to reclaim the city which was her second home. The first project we want to share with you is set up […]
Not only did the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco feature a great lineup of musicians (Neil Young, Santigold, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, and more), a select group of artists were also invited in to paint some murals. For the 5th annual event, Juxtapoz invited in Skinner, Dabs Myla, Curve, Brett Amory, Chez, Apex, Marcos LaFarga, Pastime, Satyr, Diet, Sam Flores, Nate Van Dyke and Eos Montana to paint in and around the festival grounds. Our man on scene, Berlin Tomas, was able to capture Skinner at work […]
Photographer Ryan McGinley, who has been flexing his film-making muscles as of late, recently hooked up with EDUN (fashion label of Ali Hewson and her husband, U2 singer Bono) to produce a video for their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The aesthetic used should be familiar to fans of McGinley’s photo series featuring his models posing with wild animals, first introduced with his Team Gallery solo, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (covered), and further developed with the inclusion of wild animals during his Life Adjustment Center (covered) […]
Stories of the week: Dave Rittinger’s proposal for a public art sculpture – Color Pencil Tree. RIP – art critic and historian Robert Hughes, dead at age 74. MOCA announces it will will hire a new chief curator, reversing an earlier decision to leave the post vacant. Eli Broad hasn’t made planned payments to MOCA because it has $2.1M that haven’t been used yet. MOCA board concerned with future of museum and feels that Eli Broad may be taking over. Christopher Knight thinks MOCA may […]
Leading things off this week for our Streets: World Roundup is this new Banksy-esque piece (source) by Les Enfants Terribles (L.E.T.) in Düsseldorf, Germany. Other walls worth checking out include Erosie, Wood, and Graphic Surgery (source), C215 – France (source), Escif – Spain, Slick x Prime – Hawaii, Ludo – Paris, INTI – Norway, Malarky – UK (source), Nick Walker – New York (source), Sam3 x Escif – Spain (source), Centina x James Kalinda – Italy (source), Robert “Tone” Proch – Poland (source), Sam3 – Spain, Nawar (source), and TSF […]
Last week, Lexus created a unique photography exhibition in San Francisco to highlight the world premiere of their latest LS model line. Curated by creatives Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, this showcase explored the age-old question of what makes something attractive and surveyed the concept through lenses from all around the world. The exhibition was broken down into several parts and featured works from photographers Victor Demarchelier, Bronques and a collection of leading street style photographer. The highlight of show was a fresh series from […]