Laura Owens' Latest Work

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 2014
We've been fans of Laura Owens' work for a while now, so we popped over to her website to see what she's been up to lately. Found objects, bicycle wheels (a la Duchamp?) and illustrations that look like they could be from 1970's children's books are all elements of her latest pieces, which we're digging.

Esme Shapiro's Curious Characters

Illustration // Monday, December 15, 2014
Esme Shapiro is an artist, illustrator and muralist working out of New York. Her sweet characters are always adventuring, and Esme's personal Tumblr project, "If U Find Yourself," has some sage advice about not inviting toads into your tub.

Best of 2014: The Images of Bunnies Past

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
In photographer Robyn Twomey’s photo series “Playboy,” she photographed at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion in Las Vegas creating head shots of a number of past bunnies. Each image invites the viewer to visually explore each of their faces to find the distinguishing characteristics that made each one worthy of the bunny title. “These headshots . . . are the result of my interest in the women of Playboy and where they are now...

2501 & Francesco Igory Deiana "Involving Doubts @ Gallery D406, Italy

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 2014
  "Involving Doubts," an exhibition at Gallery D406 in Modena, Italy brings together the work of artists 2501 and Francesco Igory Deiana who have shared life experiences and ways of research, presenting an exchange that saw its inception a year ago. 2501 and Francesco's work borders between the abstract dimension, its constraints and its resources...  

Best of 2014: Original Star Wars Concept Illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 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...

Pastel x Jufe in Wynwood, Miami

Street Art // Monday, December 15, 2014
Pastel and Jufe painted this wall during Art Basel as part of Raw Project at Jose de Diego Middle School in Miami. The piece references a funeral crown, an exercise of sorts on the gentrification of memory and local identity...

"Queen Ave. Dead End" by Ricky Rhodes

Photography // Sunday, December 14, 2014
Queen Ave. Dead End is a photographic documentation by Ricky Rhodes of the culture and community of a DIY skatepark located in Ohio. First visiting in January 2013 when there was little to no activity, Rhodes returned the following summer to find a thriving scene and a local cast of characters occupying the skatepark. 

The New Cooper Hewitt Experience

Design // Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York just re-opened with some exciting, futuristic new features, which is a big step for the only US museum dedicated to historical and contemporary design.

Malls Across America

Photography // Saturday, December 13, 2014
In 1980’s, shopping malls served as the cultural centers throughout the United States. Every kid wanted to live there and every teenager wanted to work there. It was the hub of adolescent socialization and served as the cool place to be after school and on weekends. 

Paul Insect "2033" @ Allouche Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Allouche Gallery is pleased to present, PAUL INSECT: 2033, Original Works Created in 2014, on December 13. The former Juxtapoz cover artist is known for his unique and individual sharp-edged images, which draws from the absurdism of Dada and is combined with the sleekness of modernism, yielding surreal renderings that point playfully at the deep dark underbelly of adult life. 

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