Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind's Eye @ SFMOMA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Opening this Saturday, November 3rd SFMOMA is proud to present Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind's Eye. This will be the first time in 35 years a Bay Area Museum is showing such an extensive overview of Johns' work. Organized in close cooperation between Jasper Johns and Gary Garrels, SFMOMA’s Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, the exhibition spans 60-years of Johns' career.

Preview: Tiffany Bozic "Transformation" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Even though superstorm Sandy has postponed the November 1 opening of Tiffany Bozic's reception for Transformation at Joshua Liner Gallery, we have a preview of some of the fantastic new works from the Bay Area artist. Transformation showcases the artist’s meticulous rendering of animal and plant subjects that recasts nature as fable.

Revok "Ordinary Things" @ Library Street Collective, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
This Friday, November 2, Revok will be exhibiting Ordinary Things at Library Street Collective in Detroit. Revok has become somewhat of an ambassador to the arts revival in Detroit, spending time in the city and helping unite both local and national artists who have descended upon the city. And because of this, Each work consists of material cultivated and cultured in the city of Detroit.

Preview: Hiro Kurata “This land was your land” @ Ivory & Black, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents This land was your land – the first solo exhibition in London by the Japanese artist Hiro Kurata. This exhibition presents the artist’s interpretation of the traditional Western approaches to portraiture and still life – two of the most prominent genres of painting throughout the History of Art.

Anatomical Portraits by Billy Reynolds

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
We know yesterday was Halloween, but why not have some classic lowbrow styles on this November 1st day. We like Billy Reynolds' statement, too: "I will always be a traditional painter, because nothing beats an original hand-made analog creation. Analog creations are of the highest order in human capabilities."

Illustrations by Cachetejack

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Cachetejack (aka Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul) is a Spanish illustrator duo based in Valencia that produce crass, clever, and delightful illustrations full of humor, charm, and silliness that is applicable in all kinds of serious or lighthearted scenarios alike. Any illustration that fits this description is a success in our book.

MF DOOM Goes Spraypaint in London

Music // Thursday, November 01, 2012
The metal-faced rapper, MF. Doom, widely known for his innovative wordplay and mellow rap flow, made a decision that after a 10 year-retirement from the cans, he would rock some colorful Doom throwups on bricked London wall.  Watch as the MC talks about his experience with graffiti and understanding the brain.

Berlin Gets The Weird

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Comprising of an assortment of artists working in a range of mediums, The Weird, has been creating some entertaining murals over the last few years. Collective members Low Bros, Dxtr, Vidam, Look, and Hrvb collaborated on the following wall in Berlin using plenty of purple, complimenting with the walls original color nicely.

Pardee's Picks: The Work of Stefan deCarlo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I happily paid my first visit to New York's MoCCA Festival earlier this year after hearing about it for years from artists and book publishers comparing it to San Francisco's APE (Alternative Press Expo). And amongst the 200 hundred or so artists, independent publishers, screen printers and eccentric literary folk, one person's art in particular stood out to me more than any other.

Basquiat Revisted: Aaron Rose & Sam Spiegel on MOCAtv's "SAMO©"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Yesterday we caught up with curator Aaron Rose and talked about his new video for MOCAtv, a project, which focuses on the late New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Made in collaboration with Los Angeles based musician Sam Spiegel (AKA DJ Squeak E Clean, one half of DJ duo N.A.S.A.), Aaron and Sam decided they would not pay direct homage to Basquiat and his work.

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