KISS book by Maggie West + book release at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

Erotica // Friday, May 29, 2015
KISS is the debut art book from Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West. The book features 20 pairs of people kissing each other under colorful, surreal lighting. KISS takes a unique, abstract approach to a subject that has depicted throughout centuries of art. By placing a universal activity in such a dreamlike setting, the book causes readers to reexamine the energy and intimacy taking place with each embrace. 

Barry McGee & Todd James "FUD" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
We like Todd James. He has been on the cover of Juxtapoz twice now, and continues to make fantastic works. We like Barry McGee, too. He too, has been a cover artist and continues to be one of the most recongnizable and successful artists to balance graffiti energy and fine art aesthetics into one beautiful mix. They are both showing new works in FUD, opening at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen this weekend. It is McGee and James' second double exhibition at the space.

Music Video: Spoon "Inside Out" by LeBlanc + Cudmore

Music // Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoon, who we have featured in the magazine in the past as well as enjoyed their newest album, They Want My Soul, countless times in our office over the past 10 month or so. Hey, we are heading to see their show in Oakland, California tonight (May 29). The band has finally released an "official video" for the brilliant track "Inside Out," directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. Imagine a slow-burner of casual fights, girl groups, and a diner. It's all here. 

Basquiat's Notebooks Now on Show at Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
Basquat's notebooks, filled with his observations, sketches, and other raw material are on exhibition in the Brooklyn museum now through August 23rd. 

Martha Persson's Watercolor Hands

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
In this watercolor series, Martha Ossowska Persson paints detailed renderings of hands in various positions or intertwined, making strange shapes out of the ordinary. 

El Tarot del Fuego By Ricardo Cavolo

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
Ricardo Cavolo is a young Spanish artist and illustrator getting an amazing international impact nowadays. Worker and prolific, his paintings flood murals, album covers, posters, books, clothes and every conceivable surface. His art is clear and distinctive with vibrant colours, rosy characters and the omnipresent eyes of fire. His hand made illustrations have now faced one of the most classic tarots, the Tarot ofMarseille, getting a superb modern and personal one called Tarot del Fuego.

Ryan Mcginley's "1999 -2015" @ Kunsthal KAdE, Netherlands

Photography // Friday, May 29, 2015
Kunsthal KAdE’s new summer exhibition opening tomorrow, May 30th, is a major overview of work by American photographer Ryan McGinley (b. 1977, New Jersey, US). The show will include works from every series and period in the photographer’s career, from the gritty snapshots of his early life in the urban underworld of late-1990s Manhattan right through to his recent, highly aesthetic ‘road movie’ photographs of young nudes shot amid the untamed nature of the rural United States.

Recap: Theriomorphism II @ Madrid Art Week

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
The so-called ‘Madrid Art Week’ transforms the Spanish capital into the hub of contemporary art scene for just one week. There are several events that, year after year, attract thousands of people interested to the capital. Such as Arco, Art Madrid or JustMad…let alone some other relevant exhibitions, art projects and meetings about art that lead on these days. However, one of the most renowned events was the second edition of Theriomorphism, the annual exhibition held by iam Gallery.

28 Chinese @ The Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
28 Chinese at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco presents artwork from 28 of the most notable Chinese artists working today—from internationally acclaimed stars like Ai Weiwei to the newest generation of game changers like Liu Wei and Xu Zhen. The exhibition presents a multiplicity of perspectives and practices, including painting, photography, new media and breathtaking installation, like Zhu Jinshi’s Boat—a 40-foot creation you’re invited to walk through. 

Growing Up in the New York Underground: From Glam to Punk

Photography // Thursday, May 28, 2015
Opening on May 29th and up until May 31st, a collection of photographs by photographer Paul Zone will be on display at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s Project Space in New York. The exhibition, titled “Growing Up in the New York Underground: From Glam to Punk”, depicts the changing music scene in 1970’s NYC. 
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