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 […]
After a series of murals in New York, Phlegm continues his globe-trotting ways and head over to Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza for the Bloop Festival (see last year). The new piece on the side of a building has an Escher-esque feel to it, but re-imagined with UK-based street painter’s characters and style. Also scheduled to make an appearance at the event are Interesni Kazki, Boris Hoppek, Btoy, Olek, Malarky, and more. Discuss Phlegm here.
We were first introduced to the work of Italian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Nicola Verlato’s imagery back in April at a showing (covered) with Jonathan LeVine in New York. Since then, the painter has been compiling a series of work for his latest solo, Zero Gravity, that opens at Merry Karnowsky this Saturday, August 11th. His cinematic visions of suspended moments in time are mixed in with the impending possibility of the future crash of the social economical system. Take a look inside his studio in the photo set as he […]
After sharing you photos of South Africa – based couple DALeast and Faith47’s murals (here & here) with you, we now have a round up of some of the rest of the action from the Wall Therapy Festival. Some of the other artists who were included in the first time event held in Rochester, New York were the brothers How & Nosm and their intricate work and signature palette, Case with a couple pieces including a tribute to the Kodak Girl, ROA with his stacked animals, another kinetic piece […]
Italian street savant Blu, who recently reappeared in Spain for the Desordes Creativas Festival where he made vegetarians everywhere feel just as guilty as meat-lovers, has now returned to his native country for a mural. The new work in Sardinia shows a lab experiment being conducted by a pair of large green hands, a nod to the feeling in the region that Quirra Syndrome with an unusually high cancer rate is due to the military testing in the area. Discuss Blu here.
After bringing you the works of Claudio Ethos, Vhils, and Conor Harrington from Komafest, all the way from Vardø, Norway, we now have a recap of some the other walls that we have not featured yet. Other artists like Steve “ESPO” Powers (seen above with his hilarious take on a common phrase), Husk Mit Navn, REMED, and ROA also visited the Norwegian island community and put up work. Photo credit: kalevkevad.
After hitting up Komafest in Norway with new mural on a novel new medium – wood – Vhils has headed over to Azores, Portugal for the Walk & Talk Festival. This will be the second trip for the Lisbon-based street artist as he gifted the archipelago with several pieces last year if you remember. This time around, he made his mark on an abandoned tower – you can’t get better placement than that. Look for more photos soon as Liqen, Mark Jenkins, Remed and more are still […]