Glen Orbik's Dangerous Dames and Pulp Noir

Erotica // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Glen Orbik is an American illustrator known for his fully painted erotic paperback and comic covers, often executed in a noir style. He studied art at the California Art Institute then studied under the school's founder, retired movie and advertisement illustrator Fred Fixler. He eventually took over the classes and still currently teaches figure drawing as popular teacher among fine art, comic, and video game artists.

In LA: Rebel @ JF Chen (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
In his June 2011 Juxtapoz feature, James Franco admits to being drawn to stories about teenagers, with “Everything being heightened in that world.” There is definitelya very heightened, almost tactile immersion upon entering the long awaited Rebel installation, presented by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art at the JF Chen Gallery.

Banksy just in time for the Jubilee Celebration

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Some people get excited about new Banksy pieces, but we are far more excited about the Jubilee Celebration, marking the Queen's 60-year reign as top dog monarch of the United Kingdom. The piece was spotted on Turnpike Lane in London, and it seems that Mr. Banksy is commenting on the fact that the Union Jack you buy is made by a kid with a really good sense of headwear style. We kid .. . or we don't.

IN L.A.: Barry McGee @ Prism

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception for Barry McGee’s latest solo exhibition at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles this past weekend. The exhibition featured a new series of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs from the famed San Francisco-based artist.  Photos and more after the jump….

How to Sweep By Tom Sachs (plus Tom Sachs x Nike Craft "Mars Yard Shoe")

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Leading contemporary artist Tom Sachs has always had a fascination with space and space travel. We just didn't know he was going to create, with Nike, a Mars Yard Shoe, or an entire line of Nike gear to be worn when you are planning a trip to Mars. Just planning, not going. As Sachs notes on his site, "These shoes are built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry." While they plan things.

100,000 LED lights down the Sumida River, Japan

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Incredible visuals in the Sumida River in Japan. As part of the inaugural Tokyo Hotaru festival a few weeks ago in Japan, the festival was kicked off with this awesome display of 100,000 LED lights, made to resemble fireflies (aka, hotaru). The Sumida River runs through central Tokyo.

3 New Prints by OakOak

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
One of our favorite public artists is France's OaKoAk, who turns everyday objects into his own comedic routine. The artist has just released 3 new prints with Edition Populaire, each in a series of 250 featuring some classic works from the artist.

Painting Air: Spencer Finch @ Museum of Art, RISD

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
On view at the Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art is Spencer Finch's exhibition Painting Air. The show has received a long list of appraisals for Finch's in depth investigation of his own practice with many parallels drawn to the work of others included in the show (these others range from William de Kooning to Monet).

Illuminated Landscapes by Marian Drew

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
We felt like getting into a summer mood this morning, and we came across these beautiful light interventions, illuminated landscapes by Marian Drew. The photographs appear as quiet hauntings in the wilderness, shot in the far reaches of Australia.

Ryan Whittier Hale's Null Presence @ envoy enterprises, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Envoy is pleased to invite you to NP's one-night showing of Ryan Whittier Hale's Null Presence. Ryan's recent body of work explores the lines between intimate life-like beings and uncanny artificial ones. He depicts an alien world filled with androgynous, android-like creatures wandering a desolate but beautiful landscape.

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