The Paintings of Clovis Trouille

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Clovis Trouille was born on 24 October 1889, in La Fère, France. He worked as a restorer and decorator of department store mannequins, but is remembered as a Sunday painter who trained at the École des Beaux-Arts of Amiens from 1905 to 1910. After his work was seen by Louis Aragon and Salvador Dalí, Trouille was declared a Surrealist by André Breton - a label Trouille accepted only as a way of gaining exposure, not having any real sympathy with that movement. The simple style and lurid colouring of Trouille's paintings echo the lithographic posters used in advertising in the first half of the 20th century. He died on 24 September 1975 in Paris. 

Pierre Molinier's Erotic Photo-Montages

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Pierre Molinier (1900 - 1976) was a painter, photographer and "maker of objects". He was born in Agen (France) and lived his life in Bordeaux. He began his career by painting landscapes, but his work turned towards a fetishistic eroticism early on. Molinier began to take photographs at the age of 18...

Faile: "Wishing On You" Installation in Times Square

Street Art // Monday, August 31, 2015
Now through September 14, Brooklyn-based artists FAILE (who also have a exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum right now, what a summer for these dudes), have an interactive-installation in Times Square called "Wishing on You." As they said on their Instagram, the project is a "Spinning the 7ft tall, hand carved wooden wheel kinetically powers the neon lights in the ceiling of the sculpture. The entire structure is made of wood and carved wood a nice organic contrast in the midst of Times Square." Our contributor Joe Russo was their to document the whole thing! 

The work of Monika Mogi

Photography // Monday, August 31, 2015
Based in Tokyo, Monika Mogi is a talented young photographer whose work transcends traditional genres and evokes a genuinely personal feel. At the age of 17 Mogi was hired by American Apparel, which quickly evolved into the opportunity of becoming a staff photographer after the creative director saw her work. From there, Mogi began to shoot ads for the massively influential company and today she shoots for magazines like Vice, Daze and Confuse, Nylon and more. 

"Nicholas Nixon: About Forty Years" @ Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Monday, August 31, 2015
Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce About Forty Years, a four-decade survey of the work of Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947). The exhibition will be accompanied by a 180-page hardcover publication of the same title, to be published by Fraenkel Gallery and distributed by D.A.P.

A collection of Cryo-Trans by Hour

Graffiti // Monday, August 31, 2015
It appears that Hour has a healthy craving and focus on Cryo-Trans trains and we don't blame him. They are an extra large, white, smooth and moving canvas. Here is a collection of panels that have been benched.

Parra for Le Le's "Styrofoam People" Music Video

Music // Monday, August 31, 2015
The electro group Le Le recently premiered their newest video, "Styrofoam People" directed by Mr. Boonstra and featuring Parra's robot characters. The band consists of vocalist and rapper Faberyayo, producer Rimer London and Parra himself! Their latest record, Flapped Sadly in Our Faces is out now.

Gil Elvgren's Vintage Pin-Ups

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 31, 2015
Gil Elvgren is regarded as one of the best pin-up artists in the history of American Illustration. From the mid 1930's through 1972, Elvgren produced over five hundred paintings of beautiful girls and women. Almost all of these works are oil on canvas, and fully developed finished works of art. Elvgren continually surpassed himself, always improving in ideas, composition, color, and technique.

Baroque Typeforms from the 1600s

Illustration // Monday, August 31, 2015
These gorgeously ornate letterforms were designed in the mid-1600s by the Polish goldsmith, Jan Christian Bierpfaff in the 1600's. He apprenticed with the Mackensen family of metalworkers in Cracow who introduced the Dutch auricular style of ornament into the Polish gold and silver workshops.

DIA-Commissioned Artist's Renderings of Soviet Weaponry

Illustration // Monday, August 31, 2015
During the Cold War, the DIA commissioned artists to illustrate accurate portrayal of Soviet military systems to accompany official briefings. The collection contains more than 1000 paintings and drawings completed between 1965 and 1989. Computer-generated graphics would replace this type of illustrated art in the late 80s.
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