Happy Flag Day!

Street Art // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
One of our nation's most widely recognized symbols is our American flag, aka "Stars and Stripes.”  Saber has painted a fair amount of them and made a video containing the flag that caused a significant amount of controversy.  We respect Saber’s intent with this particular body of work and feel they are more than appropriate for todays date.  Happy 4th of July!

Hanging Out With Dr. Lakra in Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez, better known as Dr. Lakra (cover artist in August 2010), is a tattoo artist and illustrator who lives in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, and occasionally can be found tattooing in different studios in Mexico City. Last week our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America had the opportunity to see the process when tattooing a piece of a gypsy with lyrics that read "SinYolanda." We love it.

Bored: Monopoly on the Streets of Chicago

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
First off, a street and or public artist named Bored is quite good, and second, we continue the search for good 4th of July content with this wonderful street project of putting Monopoly on the streets of Chicago. Chance cards, property, and dice were placed around town by Bored, turning the streets into a little game, if they weren't already.

The Work of Marc Trujillo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Nothing says Americana and 4th of July like a good painting of a KFC and a stereotypical mall scene. Marc Trujillo's paintings are exactly what we wanted to find this morning; well-rendered scenes of banal "anywhere America"; the fast food stops, the malls, the parking lots that are truly the fascinating and all-encompassing shared experiences that we as Americans can relate to. Brilliant work.

Shinkansen Conspiracy: Opening Reception July 6th

Illustration // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Shinkansen Conspiracy is the third annual consecutive group exhibition curated by Last Gasp. The show will include many artists Last Gasp has supported and published over our four decades of existence. At 111 Minna in San Francisco, the show is featuring Rogelio Martinez, Mark Bode, Isabel Samaras, Mark McCloud, Shawn Barber, Justin Green, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Clayton Bros, Jennybird Alcantara and many more!!

"Between the Lines": Ian Davenport @ Art Plural Gallery, Singapore

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Ian Davenport's "Puddle Paintings" currently on view at Art Plural Gallery engage in controlled experiments. Balancing between chance and intent, the works are a direct reflection upon the materiality of the paint and the process of creating the finished panels.

With Libations and G-strings for All!

Erotica // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to take back America! Join the National Tease Party Movement today and save this once great nation of ours. Let me introduce you to the Hottest, Teasingest, most Patriotic legislative bodies the old Red, White, and Blue has ever produced. And we make this pledge to you: The National Tease Party will restore the Republic, with one pastie, under God (Where Blue Laws apply) with libations and G-strings for all!!

Interview: LUSH Finally Answers our Questions

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
We became fast friends with Melbourne's graffiti provocateur LUSH last year when he came to San Francisco for an exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery, and turned the gallery into strip show. All the things you hear about LUSH is that he pisses a ton of people off, and that he does so for some sort of Internet fame. Well, what's wrong with that? It's 2012, how else do you get famous? LUSH will be opening up shop in London on July 5 with a large warehouse show that will surely cause some angry comments here. That means this is all working...

Yoshitomo Nara "No Nukes" Free Download Print

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Getting things for free is always fun, and its always fun to get things for free that go to a good political cause/protest. Iconic Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara (a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist), has granted his fans the opportunity to download his NO NUKES girl work and use it in protest of the Japanese governments decision to restart two nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture.

Back Talk: A Conversation with Kelly Allen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Kelly Allen’s new body of work “Hidden Seeking” (which opens at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, July 7) continues the artist’s investigation of graphic symbolism and popular cultural imagery, in collision with the natural world. Deriving her inspiration from variegated sources, her work is both illustrative and symbolically elusive. The artist’s selective use, and omission, of imagery is in keeping with her highly refined and recognizable aesthetic.

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