Michael Dotson: Future Forward

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Michael Dotson (born 1982, Cleveland, OH) lives in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from American University in Washington, D.C. and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. His work has been included in exhibitions at DCKT, New York, NY; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY; and throughout the United States. He has received press coverage in Dwell Magazine and New American Paintings.

Music Video: Metronomy "I'm Aquarius" Directed by Edouard Sailer

Music // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Directed by French filmmaker Edouard Sailer, "I'm Aquarius" is the most recent video from Metronomy ahead of the release of their new album Love Letters. The sci-fi video features an astronaut leaving on an adventure through the universe and landing on a strange planet.

Best of 2013: Meticulously Constructed Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Originally published on February 26th, 2013: From delicately carving rolls of tape into detailed landscapes to building towers out of loose towel threads and constructing intricate structures out of toothbrush bristles, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki takes everyday objects and transforms them into amazing sculptures.

Where you can find Juxtapoz

Vault // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
We've created a map with all the brick and motor locations that carry Juxtapoz. Stop by your local shop today and pick up a copy. 

Best of 2013: James Jean, February 2013

Vault // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
For the rest of the month, we are looking back on some of our favorite features from our print edition. Today, we look at the February 2013 cover story with James Jean. At the time, James Jean retired, then didn’t really retire at all. In a similar vein of Michael Jordan, who retired from one phase of his career only to return stronger and more well-equipped to dominate once again, Jean left the illustration world behind in 2008, redefining himself as one of the most talented and intriguing fine artists of his generation...

Estevan Oriol "LA Portraits" Book Signing + Exhibition @ Known Gallery, LA

Photography // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This Saturday, Juxtapoz' contributing photo editor, and one of Los Angeles' iconic documentarians, Estevan Oriol, will open an exhibition and hold a book signing at Known Gallery on Fairfax Avenue. His new book, LA Portraits, is a follow-up to his now famous LA Woman book: Portraiture of Los Angeles Volume 1. Go get a book for your budding photographer in your life, get it signed, and go check out the show before it comes down on January 4, 2014.

Kati Heck @ CAC Malaga, Spain

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
One of our favorite contemporary painters, Antwerp-based Kati Heck, just opened her first expansive museum show in Spain at the CAC Malaga, featuring 41 works: small- and large-format paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and video. So, if you have family in Spain, live in Spain, live close to Spain, maybe make this show a holiday season must... 

IN L.A.: S.I.D (SUPERMAN IS DEAD) @ Subliminal Projects

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Subliminal Projects for the opening of S.I.D (Superman Is Dead), a collaboration between Dennis Morris and Shepard Fairey. The show will feature collaborative paintings, photographs and prints of, and inspired by, Sid Vicious’ tenure as the Sex Pistols’ bassist. Photos and more after the jump…

The Vision of Faust

Erotica // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Vision of Faust is a painting by Luis Ricardo Falero (1851–1896) who was the Duke of Labranzano, and an acclaimed Spanish painter in his time. He specialized in female nudes and mythological and fantasy settings. Most of his paintings contained at least one female nude or topless nude. His most common medium was oil on canvas. Duke of Labranzano, was a Spanish painter. He specialized in female nudes and mythological and fantasy settings. Most of his paintings contained at least one female nude or topless nude. His most common medium was oil on canvas.  

Best of 2013: The Sketchbook of Anton Vill

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 4th, 2013: The great website Empty Kingdom found a good one in the sketchbook art of Estonian artist, Anton Vill. A great mix of both a lowbrow style and incredible craft, Vill's work reminds us of the sketchbook of one of the great animated movies you would find from European production company. Come to think of it, maybe its been Vill the whole time...

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