Preview: Paul Insect "Out of Chaos" @ Opera Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
"I can't pretend I'm not in love with Paul Insect a little bit, but not in a gay way," says Damien Hirst. Well, if that isn't the way to kick off our time back in the office this morning, previewing May 2007 cover artist Paul Insect's new show at Opera Gallery in NYC and hearing love poems from Damien Hirst, well, then, we don't know what will do it for us. Insect's Out of Chaos opens this Thursday, November 29.

Caravaggio @ LACMA

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
In addition to the wonderful Stanley Kubrick exhibition on view at LACMA, there is yet another great reason to stop by this fine Los Angeles art institution during this holiday season: Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy (which will be up through February 10th, 2013).

Saner in Cali, Colombia

Street Art // Monday, November 26, 2012
Leading Mexican contemporary artist, and a favorite here at Juxtapoz, Saner was recently in Cali, Colombia for a mural festival curated by Fundiberarte and Street Skills Cali. The festival was the city's first International Biennial Mural Exhibition, a week long event that brought in over 58 artists from around the world. 

Bridge Suspended by Balloons

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
We have been in a balloon sort of mood on the site in recent week (see the balloon installation dreamland here), and Marseille-based artist Olivier Grossetête has constructed a bridge over a pond, suspended by balloons. Tell that to the engineers creating the new Bay Bridge in SF if balloons do the trick?

Christian Borstlap for Louis Vuitton

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
It's the season to be spending your hard-earned cash on items for your loved ones and maybe yourself as well. Black Friday has just passed and most of us have that buying bug that seems to spread around this time of year.

Sculpture Works by Stephen Shaheen

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
Stephen Shaheen is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores the porous borders between art, design and architecture. His work spans both manual and digital processes, and employs materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber.

Colored Pencil Works by Dirk Bach

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
Perhaps having one of our favorite names in art, illustration Dirk Bach also happens to be a very talented craftsman working with graphite and colored pencils. The scenes are still-lifes, with a hint of surrealism and collage. He has shown throughout the United States. 

Sketches by Henry Lewis

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
Henry Lewis is a tattoo artist and prolific painter from San Francisco who often combines human, animal, and textual elements into his mythical works. This collection of sketches and ink paintings--with dragons, beasts, and Asian-inspired linework--almost looks like it could be found in a museum of ancient paintings, but the amazingly tripped out energy of these works is all his own.

Backwoods Gallery Presents "Carrion": a new exhibition by Roa

Street Art // Sunday, November 25, 2012
If not yet, soon, Roa will have painted every animal known to exist in just about every city in the world. Well, that may be a stretch, but Roa appears to be everywhere, painting everything, all the time. Down in Australia, the artist will be showing new work at Backwoods Gallery opening November 30, 2012. We suggest you go. Do it.

The House that would not Budge

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 25, 2012
This isn't so much an art story so much as it is just a plain awesome story. Luo Baogen and his wife refused to leave their home in Wenling, Zhejiang, China because they felt that the government's relocation compensation was not enough for them to rebuild a new home. So instead, they stayed put and made the government build a road around their 5-story home.

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