Tattooed Bananas by Phil Hansen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just another artist who used the natural oxidation process on banana skin to create art. Phil Hansen pierces a banana with a pin and then lets the skin oxidize. And this is the result... is it this simple? Why are wasting our bananas in our cereal? We prefer a greenish banana, but we would eat a masterpeice...

Animal Portaits over Photo Portraits by Charlotte Caron

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A very simple idea, with a nice effect, involving the humanization of animals, and animalizing humans, by French artist, Charlotte Caron. The artist says of the series, "This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality... ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait."

Horfe: "Death Is Home" Animated Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Topsafe London and ILoveDust combined efforts to animate this short video of Horfe’s quirky drawings. Excellent!

The Work of Ben Steers

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Ben Steers' work is a mix and match of different graphic styles with influences ranging from 80?s animation to early graffiti. His work always retains an element of humour and playfulness that reflects his fun-loving character. There is a nostalgic, vintage look and feel to his character illustrations that is reminiscent of the traditional craft of drawing though his choice of medium is contemporary.

The Bosom Ballet

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
'The Bosom Ballet is a performance in which I stretch, pinch, squeeze, twist, rock, roll, and jiggle my breasts to music, usually “The Blue Danube Waltz,” under a pink spotlight. I wear opera-length black gloves and a tutu. Over the years I have also done various other styles of bosom dance. There was the Bosom Tap Dance, which I performed in a nightclub off Broadway...' Annie Sprinkle

I was the Dreadloctopus: Contributing Editor, Joey Garfield, on the passing of Adam Yauch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Juxtapoz contributing editor Joey Garfield, who collaborated with the Beastie Boys in the past, sent us a message he wrote about the passing of his friend, Adam "MCA" Yauch. The piece makes it quite clear; someone special was lost, and his reach as an artist and a man will live on with a very special legacy....

Bill Murray hosts a tour of "Moonrise Kingdom"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
There is a ton of anticipation for Wes Anderson's return to real actors with his newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, and Anderson regular Bill Murray hosts a tour (yes, you can tour films now, especially the big-budget arty ones like a Wes Anderson film) of Moonrise Kingdom. That's right, he just sort of talks the film out to you. We like it. We might take that idea and have Robert Williams talk out each issue...

Live: Good Wood 2012 Skateboard Art Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Our good friends at Power House Productions in Detroit, whom we worked with during our 15th Anniversary fundraiser in 2009-10, is putting on a skateboard art exhibition fundraiser, Good Wood, for the Ride It Sculpture Park that is going in the neighborhood close to where Juxtapoz bought houses in 2009. The online bidding auction began on May 19, and the art show that coincides with the auction begins on May 26 in Detroit.

In L.A.: RISK Old Habits Die Hard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This past weekend we attended the private party and viewing of works by RISK at a beautiful private home in Los Angeles. “Old Habits Die Hard” consisted of large body of work, several paintings, Neon and large scale sculptures. Photos and more after the jump..

Parra x Kidrobot "Pierced" Vinyl sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
“As he pierces her with brutal force” is no understatement with Dutch artist Parra’s depiction of a harsh necking in his first collaboration with pop art brand Kidrobot. The 10-inch vinyl sculpture is a dramatization of eroticism and dominance, with beaked creatures pecking away at each other in a menagerie gloss and matte. The forceful embrace is an ode to romance novel covers that even Fabio might be turned on by depending on what angle he views it from.

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