In L.A.: Takashi Murakami @ Blum & Poe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Blum & Poe for the opening of Takashi Murakami’s latest solo exhibition “Arhat.” This is the first time Mr Murakami has shown in the United States since his travelling survey from 2007-09,  and what we saw was a fantastic series of new paintings and sculptures that remind us of the playful nature of the Japanese artist's work. Definitely a must see if you are in the Los Angeles area. Photos and more after the jump…  

Eric Pfeiffer's Comics Prowess

Illustration // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Born in 1987, Eric Pfeiffer is an illustrator and cartoonist currently based out of Richmond, VA. While attending VCU, Pfeiffer began freelancing for small publications as well as ESPN The Magazine. He also directed and published the local comic anthology "The RV Anthology" in 2010 and is the creator behind Kid Havoc, an industries mashup of comics and fashion that utilizes the unique storytelling abilities of both mediums.

Mary Iverson "Tangle" @ Shooting Gallery Project Space, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
You may remember that we traveled to Singapore with Mary Iverson and Chandran Gallery earlier this year, and Iverson is now back in the States with a new series of works at Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. In Tangle, the Seattle-area based artist features new works plus a gigantic 8' x 14' mural on canvas. Because we became huge fans of her work through the murals, its great to see her bring this back for the new show. 

Music Video: Iron and Wine "Joy" by Hayley Morris

Music // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Today, Iron and Wine has released a new LP, Ghost on Ghost, via Nonesuch Recoreds, and we have this great new animated video from Hayley Morris for the track "Joy" to show you. Colors transform, things grow, and there is fantastic treatment throughout by Morris and all the artists involved. Watch after the jump... 

New Mural by Conor Harrington in London

Street Art // Monday, April 15, 2013
The Irish painter and muralist, Conor Harrington, quickly painted this monochromatic, colonial style portrait in London, UK the other day. Great stuff as usual.

Zoo Portraits by Yago Partal

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Spanish artist Yago Partal has composed a series of portraits that, in our opinion, perfectly match fashion styles with the look and vibe of various Zoo animals, effectively depicting what each animal's human counterpart might wear.

Pictorial Illusions with Tape by Mark Khaisman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  Using layers of translucent packing tape on clear, backlit Plexiglas panels, Ukrainian artist Mark Khaisman transforms a commonplace material into a fine art medium. He says, 'By superimposing layers of translucent tape, I play on degrees of opacity that produces transparencies highlighted by the color, shading, and embossment.'  

David Bowen's Installation "allows" Houseflies to Tweet

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  Artist David Bowen created an acrylic sphere containing a keyboard, a collection of houseflies, and various instruments that detect the flies landing on a particular key. The corresponding character is then entered into a twitter text box and when the 140-character limit is reached 'ENTER' is triggered and the tweet is broadcasted in real time. Watch a video after the jump...  

YOY Design Studio Created Hanging Canvas Furniture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We weren't quite sure what was going on here until we saw a few different angles of Japanese design studio YOY's latest 'canvas,' two-dimensional-looking hanging furniture pieces. Each piece is constructed out of wood and aluminum and then covered with screen-printed elastic fabric. The 'canvas' is then leaned against a wall and stretches when weight is applied to accommodate the user.

Underwater Photographs by Caroline Mackintosh

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We are enjoying this series of underwater photographs by Caroline Mackintosh this morning.  

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