SFMoMA on the Go: "Gorgeous" @ Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
The doors of the SFMOMA are shuttered during the current expansion, but the artwork refuses to be confined and is “On the Go,” with dynamic partnerships at local venues. Say Gorgeous aloud, think about what the word elicits, and experience the works grouped with collections from the Asian Art Museum. The exhibition opens on June 20, 2014, and runs through September 14, 2014.

Hi-Art mobile Application

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Launching today, Hi-Art is a free mobile digital sticker app that allows friends to browse, save and share emotions, messages, and thoughts in fun detailed images. Most importantly, the digital stickers were illustrated and designed by many of the artists we consistently feature like Vizie, Todd James, Ron English, Dan Santoro, Grotesk and more.

The Zerofriends Book

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Years ago, a group of 14 different artists started out as strangers living in all different parts of the world. Through various incidents, these strangers became friends. And after these friends fed off of each other's creativity, imagination and passion for years, these friends became...ZEROFRIENDS.

"One to Nothing" by Irina Rozovsky

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Irina Rozovsky traveled to Israel for the first time with the arguably impossible goal of photographing from a neutral perspective. Her intention was to produce pictures that would subvert viewer’s preconceived ideas about the country, while honoring the natural aesthetic of the region. Rozovsky’s photographs succeed in their ability to artistically function as neither an anxious tourist, nor politically driven journalist. The series resulted in her book, One to Nothing.

José Luis López Galván: Erotic Surrealism

Erotica // Thursday, June 19, 2014
The artist José Luis López Galván was born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico in 1985. He was seduced by oil painting early on, and now it is the medium in which he works almost completely. He uses visual media to communicate concepts like death, fear or hypocrisy, without limitations of content in his work...

Layzell Bros Visualize Tiny Tim's Whimsical Vocals

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Here's a little something to turn any frown upside down! Working as directors, animators, illustrators, and music makers the Layzell Bros create parodies of animated wonders. Here is Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" spruced up in a Yellow Submarine-esque ride of watercolor skies, baloon shaped figures, and trippy fluid transitions.

"New York Close Up" Art21: Louise Despont Drawing Deep

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
"Artist Louise Despont uses architectural stencils to create intricate pencil-on-paper drawings in her home and studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Working between a small desk and her bedroom floor, Despont’s daily practice, with a limited set of tools, yields surprising discoveries...

One No One and One Hundred Thousand

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
What was supposed to be a cross-country photographic journey across North America turned into a 10 month stay in the Salton Sea on Southern California. What Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht found there was a unique mixture of lifestyle and landscape that he felt had yet to be photographed. 

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay @ De Young Museum, SF

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
“Photography is a very social code for intimacy,” observed Anthony Friedkin at the press preview for his current show. And I discovered that he’s easy to talk with, so approachable. One conversation, and it’s immediately understandable how he was able, at age 19, to gain the trust of the members of the Gay Community Services Center in Los Angeles and hang backstage with the cast of the Cockettes in San Francisco.

Video: TRAP and the True Art of Graffiti

Graffiti // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Since 1979, Trap has been decorating the walls of New York in his legible and simple style. He’s got the high spots on lock and it’s hard not to see his work from any of the freeways of the Five Boroughs. Animal New York caught up with elusive writer, following him around and gaining some insight on what motivates him to continue on.

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