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Art Inspired by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Erotica // Friday, August 10, 2012
The best selling paperback book of all time-- no, not Harry Potter-- 'Fifty Shades of Grey', has inspired some wild and erotic artworks from artists around the globe. If your not reading it, your mom probably is. Either way, take a look at these pieces Saatchi Online has curated with themes of bondage and S&M influenced by E.L. James' erotic thriller.

Starting Tomorrow: Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2012

Music // Thursday, August 09, 2012
With the same anticipation as last year when Juxtapoz curated the art for the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in San Francisco, we are looking forward to the pack of kids who drive up from Arizona to see Metallica headline, wondering why it’s 49 degrees and foggy in August in California. For the 5th annual festival Juxtapoz is back at art curation duties, braving the schizophrenic weather with a wide assortment of live painting, murals, installations, and interactive art from some of our favorite international artists.

Liqen @ Walk & Talk Festival

Street Art // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Highly imaginative and packed with meticulous detail, Liqen’s newest mural in Ponta Delgada, Azores for the Walk & Talk festival is an exceptional display of the artists talent.The Spanish painter created a large hybrid assembled space vessel with a range of mechanical elements and a face for its bow. Beautiful rendering on this particular piece.

Feature: Dabs Myla In Conversation with 123 Klan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Dabs Myla's big Marvelous Expeditions show is coming up on September 1st at Thinkspace. The duo have put together a fun set of questions combining some of the favorite questions they've been asked over the past few years as well as a few show specific travel related questions to spice things up.Today, the speak with former Jux featured artists, 123 Klan.

Preview: Nicola Verlato "Zero Gravity" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
We are bad at keeping secrets, so let's just say that we have something cooking in the magazine with Nicola Verlato. And in the meantime, we have this preview, and think you should check out, Verlato's new solo show, Zero Gravity, opening at Los Angeles' Merry Karnowsky Gallery this Saturday, August 11.

Candy and Comics: The Oil Paintings of Doug Bloodworth

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Look, we often show photorealism on this site, we know that, we enjoy the skill involved. That said, we passed over Doug Bloodworth's this morning, and thought it was just a well-executed photo of a Spider-Man comic with Oreo cookies strewn on top. No, this is an oil painting, and its really, really well-done.

The Strange Everyday Sculptures of Thomas Keeley

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Every so often, we like to check in and look at the work of Thomas Keeley, who was featured in our magazine in February 2009, but always has been a touchstone to us in the world of viral, bizarre sculpture art. He takes the most mundane of household objects and turns them into reimagined sculpture art and makes them come alive with personality. 

Os Gemeos Mural Yields an Unimpressive Response

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Os Gemeos have just recently unveiled a new mural on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway overlooking Dewey Square in Boston, a beautiful, playful piece really, that has sadly aroused a series of shallow-minded and bigoted responses online. Sure enough, Fox Boston prompted these responses on Facebook...
Opening: Seattle Tattoo Expo
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Opening: Seattle Tattoo Expo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
The Seattle Tattoo Expo was formed with the primary goal of exposing new talent, showcasing existing fan favorites and providing enthusiasts with a gathering place to share their love for this enduring art form. This event will be taking place in the Seattle Center on August the 10, 11, and 12.

The Work of Canada's Kirsten McCrea

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
'Kirsten McCrea is a Canadian artist with a penchant for pop culture, politics, and patterns. Taking inspiration from mold, fungus, and moss, these colourful blooms of ornament and pattern come to land on and obscure everyday objects, animals, machines, and even language itself.'

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