The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier @ de Young, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
One of the best exhibitions we saw in 2011, perhaps over the past few years, was the exquisite Alexander McQueen knock-out fashion turned fine art visionary show at the MET in NYC (can you tell we liked it?). With this in mind, we were excited to see how The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk would play out at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. After our run through, this is another solid fashion to fine art display that we recommend if you travel to SF this summer.

Oversized Everyday Objects by Lilian Bourgeat

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
When we begin to close the day on office work, we like to try and find something that makes us laugh or has a bit of a fun element to it in the world of art. Most of the time we just look at movie trailers and music videos, but last night we came across the oversized everyday object serires by French artist Lilian Bourgeat, a good examination on distorted your visual perception and the ways we become familiar with space and porportion.

Preview: Women Are Hereos: A Global Project by JR Book

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
WIth our Public Art Issue (May 2012) getting a lot of attention and great feeback, we have been excited that our 4 cover artists have been busy this month. JR, who is always busy with various projects around the world, is set to release a new book this month, Women Are Hereos: A Global Project by JR with Abrams. We have a few sneaks of the book after the jump . . .

Mars-1 Mural in Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Mars-1 was recently down in Mexico City at the same time we happened to be working in the mega-city, so we decided to hang out with him while the San Francisco artist painted this mural. The fun part is that if you ever wanted to Google Mars-1 Mexico City, you get Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars. We digress.

Rock Poster Art by Alan Forbes

Music // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Alan Forbes is a prolific San Francisco based rock music poster artist with over 400 visually explosive posters under his belt. All hand drawn and lettered using brush and ink before being silk screened into limited edition posters for some of your favorite bands. Aside from his commercial work, he occasionally exhibits found sculptures.

Mark Mulroney "Spring Time Pictures" @ Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
If we are having a lucky month, we will get a little something special in the mail from NY-based artist, Mark Mulroney. Just little droplets of abstraction from an artist we featured in the July 2011 issue. Mr. Mulroney will be dropping little bits of comic abstraction at Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London, this May 3 in a new exhibition called Spring Time Pictures.

Nychos in Clichy, France

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Nychos who often paints sectioned and dissected creatures, has dropped another lengthy wall on the streets of Clichy, France. This time around the artist used a simple figure of a human, stretched and pieced apart.

Japanther "Come Back Home" Stop Motion Video and Auction

Music // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Film makers Kirk Dianda recently collaborated with Amber B in making Japanther's latest stop-moton music video for "Come Back Home," and the animation cels from it are for sale on eBay—which ends Tuesday, May 2. All the art cel proceeds go to Mentalpod.com, a free podcast out of LA that deals with mental health, so click here to purchase original Japanther artwork used in production.

In L.A.: Stanley Donwood @ Subliminal Projects

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception for Stanley Donwood’s latest solo exhibition, “Lost Angeles” at Subliminal Projects this past weekend. Lost Angeles will feature a new body of work where Donwood extends his poignant perception on the impact of current societal trends and behavior towards Los Angeles. His visual meditation on society envelopes viewers in a beautifully, graphic landscape of impending doom. The fluid black and white scene resonates with honesty and forewarning. Photos and more after the jump….

The Land of Giants: Changing the Icelandic Landscape

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Leave it to Iceland to have serene beauty such as this. The design firm, Choi + Shine Architects, came up with this, The Land of Giants an attempt to transform "mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design." These designs were submitted as a competition entry in March of 2008 to Landsnet, Iceland national power transmission company who was working in collaboration with the Association of Icelandic Architects.

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