Photos of a 1946 Nuclear Test

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
  Some new photos have surfaced of the United States nuclear weapons Operation Crossroads, conducted in 1946 off the coast of Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Two bombs were detonated underwater that resulted in a 900ft vertical column of water. These images were taken 3.5 miles away from the island's beach, still uninhabitable due to the radiation.  

Illustrations by Saiman chow

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
We are enjoying the work of New York-based multi-disciplinary artist Saiman Chow. Throughout his career Saiman has collaborated with Yo Gabba Gabba, Converse, Diesel, Adidas, Nike, the New York Times and many others. He immigrated to the US from Hong Kong as a teenager and studied illustration at Art Center College of Design. 

Askew's Ralph Hotere Tribute

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Askew One recently sent over images of his new outdoor tribute piece that he painted of the great Ralph Hotere in Kingsland. He told us 'Ralph Hotere had was an extremely influential and important figure in New Zealand's art history, but was also really loved for his generosity of spirit. When we put the word out that were keen to make this tribute happen, so many good people came on board to ensure that it did.'  

Vivian Loh: Beauty and Shame

Erotica // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  Vivian Loh describes her photos as "a reflection on the human's naked form being a source of beauty and shame." These photos are intensely honest, presenting the body as the ultimate and undeniable human expressor. Loh's deft handling of light and color articulate an innate relationship between the model and her environment, bringing to mind the perennial imagery of Eve and her walk through Eden.   

"Miracle Tree" monument in Japan

Street Art // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A lone palm tree that survived the 2001 tsunami in Japan has been rebuilt as a monument to honor the 19,000 victims of the disaster. The only survivor of the 70,000 trees that were taken out from the water held on for a while, but eventually died due to environmental changes in the ground. The tree was cut up, the trunk hallowed out reinforced with a carbon spine, and partly re-created as a permanent monument.

#Untamed. A Digital Photo Installation

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
#Untamed is a unique digital Photo installation, filled with a collection extraordinary Instagram photos from around the world—hosted in Paris. The installation presents impressive projections of the most inspiring photos to an international, audience of art enthusiasts and translates the individual, digital style of each participant into real life.

Book Release: Jerry Hsu: The Killing Season

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Last summer, Jerry Hsu's video series, The Killing Season, debuted on the web. The series captured Hsu's 3-week motorcycle trip through Vietnam that featured, amongst other things, a brush with death, a broken rib, and constant rain. The trip has now spawned the SPA-published, limited 150 run of The Killing Season book, featuring Hsu's documentary photography of his friends and the trip. The book is now available on SPA's site. 

Help Save Adobe Books in San Francisco!

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
One of the most important institutions in the San Francisco art scene is in danger of closing! Adobe Books has been an important part of the lives of artists, writers, and book lovers -- not only for the books, but for the events, gatherings, the gallery, the discussions, and the welcoming spirit of the place. They have a wonderful plan to save and expand the store and gallery, and there is less than 3 days left to help fund it!

Photos: Dennis McNett's "Wolfbat's Ark" @ House Of Vans, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Last Saturday night, as Manhattan was in full swing of all things Armory Show, Dennis McNett and the Wolfbat team put together a full music, installation, performance, and fine art party at House of Vans in Brooklyn. The show aimed to slay "the demons and storm surge sent by the gods through hurricane Sandy." In other words, a benefit. Tod Seelie was there...

Volcanic Lightning Photographs by Martin Rietze

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Photographer Martin Rietze's trip to the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan happened to coincide with a lightning show (caused by the volcano) that lasted only 20 seconds. In that time, Rietze was able to capture these amazing, hellish shots of smoke, fire, lave bombs, and...lightning.  

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