Great American Pinup @ LOUIS K. MEISEL GALLERY, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
So, they were kind of dirty back in the late 1940s and 1950s, huh? Louis K Meisel Gallery in NYC is set to host the "Great American Pin-Up,"  an exhibition that features "an outstanding selection of oils by Gil Elvgren, watercolors by Alberto Vargas, and pastels by Rolf Armstrong. The 47-piece collection contains many rare oversized pin-ups that include compositions of the ‘girl next door’ to scenes that verge on fantasy." We aren't sure why the Mel Ramos painting from 2013 is up on the site, so maybe this show collects a half-century of pin-ups?

Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage

Photography // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
With less than three days in her Kickstarter campaign, photographer Larisa Manewal and her father are working to publish their collaborative photo book of images taken in Southeast Alaska. As an Alaskan native from Sitka, Manewal provides an intimate view into the rich cultural diversity found in her home state.

Angels in Europe by Russell James @ CAMERA WORK, Berlin (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In June 2009, Russell James joined the prestigious ranks of Irving Penn and Helmut Newton as a resident artist of the worlds leading fine-art fashion photography gallery, CAMERA WORK in Berlin. James' works have since been featured in two solo exhibitions at CAMERA WORK, as well as being inducted into the 'Fashion Through Time' collection that is a group show of the worlds most preeminent fashion photographers spanning nine decades. From April 25—June 6, 2015, James will return to CAMERA WORK with a solo show of his world renowned 'Angels' collection. This will be the first time the Angels collection has been shown in Europe.

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

Design // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.

New book of "Naughty" drawings by Marion Fayolle

Erotica // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
It's probably no secret that we really love the work of Marion Fayolle. The illustrator just released a new book titled "Naughty," that features a small collection of her pornographic and surrealist drawings. 

Printing Technique Allows Blind People to "See" Paintings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Esutdio Durero, a Spanish printing studio, has developed a special printing technique called Didú to create 3D printed versions of famous artworks for blind people to experience. An exhibit at Madrid's Parado Museum invites both blind and sighted visitors to touch the artworks on display.

Paintings by Hermann Albert

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When Hermann Albert moved to Berlin in 1964, there was a strong feeling among intellectuals, that figurative painitng was defined by the hateful Stalin doctrine that determined how and what artists were supposed to paint: they were to worship the working class and its achievements and they were to do so in portraits, stillives and landscapes in a heroic style.

Kehinde Wiley on his new Exhibit at the Brooklyn Muesum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist (January, 2010) Kehinde Wiley opened an exhibit of new paintings at The Brooklyn Museum this Feburary. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture.

Bettina von Arnim's Pop Robots

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In general, we have mixed feelings about robots. Are they our friends? We're skeptical but can say without question that we like German artist (b. 1940) Bettina von Arnim's robots.

Chloe Wise "Pissing, Schmoozing, and Looking Away" @ Division Gallery

Fashion // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Working in an array of media, from video, to sculpture, to painting, Chloe Wise explores the interwoven paths that consumption and desire take towards identity formation. Wise conflates so-called “guilty” commercial, gastronomical, and sexual pleasures—it bags, carb-rich breakfast foods, and fetish gear— creating imagined hybrids of frivolity and excess.

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