Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing @ Acquavella Galleries

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
On Thursday, May 1sst, Acquavella Galleries will present Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing: Work from the Schorr Family Collection, an exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat“ focusing on the significance of drawing in Basquiat's practice, many of which are being exhibited to the public for the first time.

Exclusive Preview: "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
As we announced on the site this past week, we are very excited to celebrate one of our 20th Anniversary parties at Jonathan LeVine Gallery with "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" opening at both the gallery's NYC spaces on May 15, 2014. We have a fantastic roster of artists in the show, including our founder Robert Williams, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Todd "REAS" James, Dr Lakra, the Clayton Brothers and more. We are so excited that we wanted to show you a few paintings today from works in the show, just a teaser preview to get you just as excited.

Sagmeister And Walsh For The NY Jewish Museum

Design // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rebranding an iconic and historical institution is perhaps a dream job for any creative, especially after seeing Sagmeister & Walsh's brand new execution for the New York Jewish Museum. Based on the Star of David, the entire system is drawn on a grid, from the word and logo mark, to dozens of patterns, icons, typography, and illustrations.

Andy Rementer "Meet Me Later" @ Mondo Cane

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
April 2014 cover artist Andy Rementer will be returning to Mondo Cane in NYC with his third solo show of new and previously un-shown paintings and drawings on Thursday, May 1st. The "Meet Me Later" series transports us to seemingly familiar street corners, interiors and subway platforms populated by characters caught in frozen moments of furtive activity. The work has a timeless quality which seems to draw from influences as diverse as Léger, The Italian Renaissance and even the narrative economy of Raymond Carver. Ambigiuous narratives connect the work, while Rementer's use of bold colour, street signage, and textile pattern create further layers and stories of their own.

Day to Night

Photography // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Photographer Stephen Wilkes has created a unique body of work that captures the bustle and vivaciousness of cities across the globe. In his images, Wilkes photographs each scene over the course of an entire day from early morning to night and then compiles these images to create photographs that capture each city’s full cycle of activity. The scenes usually include a section of full daytime exposure that seamlessly fades into a nighttime portion that includes longer exposures showing blurs of colored motion.

In L.A.: Chad Muska @ Werkartz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by artist and professional skater Chad Muska’s private studio for a very special one night solo exhibition of his latest work, "Alignment." The show was at Muska's private studio in Los Angeles, open to the public for the first time with work spanning textural painting, sculpture, and more. Photos and more after the jump...

Ai Weiwei: According to What? @ Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists. Featuring over thirty works spanning more than twenty years, Ai Weiwei: According to What? explores universal topics of culture, history, politics, and tradition, showcasing the artist’s remarkably interdisciplinary career as a photographer, sculptor, architect, and activist...  

Hyper Realistic Paintings by Roberto Bernardi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Italian artist Roberto Bernardi will be opening an exhibition of new hyper realistic paintings at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in NYC on May 1st. Bernardi spends up to a month creating each painting, using traditional painting techniques of oil on canvas. 'I normally focus on subjects considered banal, like the inside of a fridge, a washing-up machine, the inside of a sweet machine or simply sweets themselves. I like to portray them from an interesting point of view that reveals how interesting they actually are.'

Oil Paintings from Gustavo Peńa

Erotica // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
There is a lack of online information on Dominican oil painter Gustavo Peńa but his work really speaks for itself. This series incorporates masked subjects, ray guns and topless babes...

Original Star Wars Concept Illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This morning we take a look at some of the Star Wars concept illustrations of Ralph McQuarrie who designed the original trilogy as well as Battlestar Galactica, E.T. and Cocoon. "Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy...

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