Arnold Newman: Masterclass @ Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF

Photography // Monday, January 12, 2015
We've been meaning to go check out Arnold Newman: Masterclass at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco for a while now and are so glad we did. It is truly an impressive exhibition of one of the most productive, creative, influencial and successful portrait photographers of the twentieth century. Newman, who passed away in 2006 photographed famous artists, creatives, scientists, intellectuals, authors, and statesman with great sensitivity and care, incorporating each subjects personal environment, work, and intellectual background in his photographs.

Update: Grotesquely Yours, Don Pablo Pedro

Erotica // Monday, January 12, 2015
Don Pablo Pedro's bio reads something like this: There once was a beautiful nymph, an amazing creature with five heads and three pussies. The nymph was seduced by a magnificent satyr. The satyr was revered as the greatest house painter in the small port town in which both hid. The nymph bore two sons from this union, although both were extremely unusual...

Spend the Night in Sweden's Ice Hotel

Design // Monday, January 12, 2015
Bring your parka, this ice hotel is not for the faint of heart. The temperature never drops below 23 degrees Fahrenheit and guests sport thermal underwear and hats and slip into a sleeping bag atop blocks of ice, a thick mattress, and reindeer skins. Now in its 25th year, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden welcoes 50,000 visitors each year under a new artistic scheme. Each year, thousands of artists and creatives take part in influencing the design of the hotel. 1,000 tons of frozen water and 30,000 m3 of 'snice' (snow and ice particles mixed with air) make up this year's edition.

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Joel Rea

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
I'm sort of a hybrid, like most contemporary painters. I'd say the closest description I could give of myself is that I'm a Photo-Surrealist painter. I'm a huge fan of Surrealism, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Mythological Art, and that attraction creates my own thirst to indulge. Photorealism has been the backbone of my painting technique but instead of making paintings that can be mistaken for a photograph, I'm attempting to create images with a sense of newness, featuring personal narratives and symbolism. 

Sawe in Barcelona

Graffiti // Sunday, January 11, 2015
Sawe’s fill-in on this piece reminds us of Matisse’s color palette and compositions during his Cut-Outs series. 

"Division of the Vision" @ Yossi Milo Gallery, NY

Photography // Sunday, January 11, 2015
On January 15, 2015, Yossi Milo Gallery will present Division of the Vision, an exhibition of sculpture, video and photo-based work by Israeli artist Assaf Shaham. This is Shaham’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Assaf Shaham draws attention to the divide between perception and reality in still and moving images. Recognizing that obeying prescribed roles of artist, camera and subject, limits the possibility of representing reality, his work attempts to break down and reconfigure these roles.

"Taxi" by Mike Harvey

Photography // Saturday, January 10, 2015
During his four year career as a taxi cab driver in the Neath community of Wales, Mike Harvey photographed around 120 of his passengers. After having some friendly banter and an exchange of stories, Harvey would request permission to take their photograph and those that participated would have their fare waived as a thank you. 

Zephyr catching a pose

Graffiti // Saturday, January 10, 2015
Classic throwback photo of graffiti legend Zephyr posing next to a flatcar panel he painted.

Juxtapoz x Squarespace: Beyond the Cover

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 09, 2015
To officially kick off the year, we are proud to announce the February 2015 issue with cover artist, Sage Vaughn. The Los Angeles-based Vaughn has long been a friend of the magazine, and with his upcoming exhibition at Judith Charles in NYC coming up this Spring, it was time to sit down and talk to the artist about new transformations in his work. That's right, we are taking a walk into the Garden. 

PJ Harvey "Recording in Progress" @ Somerset House, London

Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
PJ Harvey has long been a bit of a chameleon in the music world. Her last album, Let England Shake, showed that not only could an artist hit an artistic peak 8 albums in, but also transform their sound and songwriting approach. It was one of our favorite albums of 2011. When news broke that Harvey was gonig to recording her next album live, in front of more or less a museum-going audience at the Somerset House in London from Janaury 16, 2015 on, we thought it was a genius statement about the time, energy and artistic craft that goes into making an album...  

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