Bodyscapes: Photography by Jean-Paul Bourdier

Erotica // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Professor of design, drawing, and photography in UC Berkeley's architecture department, Jean-Paul Bourdier concentrates on the beauty and geometry of the human body in his collection of photographs entitled "Bodyscapes," combining landscape and flesh as canvas without the use of digital manipulation.

Juxtapoz Exclusive: U2 - The Troubles by Todd James for Films of Innocence

Music // Monday, December 08, 2014
Todd "REAS" James is a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, with the NYC artist most recently on the cover in December 2013. From his Pirate series, to MASH-style pin-ups, and his career in graffiti and tv shows like Crank Yankers, James is one of the true representatives of what this magazine stands for. So it's pretty cool to us that we get to be the exclusive premiere of James's music video work for U2's new track, "The Troubles." Big band, big artist. 

J Dilla figure by Pay Jay

Design // Monday, December 08, 2014
We are so excited to have the J Dilla vinyl figure by Pay Jay sitting in our office today, especially because the first edition has completely sold out! But have no fear, the second edition is in the making. Here is the lowdown The J Dilla Figure is an official Pay Jay Productions release, produced under the oversight of the Estate of James Yancey. The Figure was conceived and rendered by Detroit artist Sintex, designed and sculpted by Seoul-based toy artist P2PL. It was manufactured by Blitzway on behalf of Pay Jay. It is a collaborative release with Stussy, whose logo is officially licensed.

Horfee "Traditional Occupation" @ Ruttkowski 68, Cologne

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
Horfee is not only one of the most innovative graffiti artists we know, he is fast becoming one of the most prolific and interesting fine artists showing around the world today. His style is just that; his. We love what we saw of his show at New Image Art this year, and his new work at Ruttkowski 68 in Cologne, Germany, "Traditional Occupation," is again, outstanding. Up through January 18, 2015.

Augustine Kofie "Taking Shape" @ Open Space, Paris

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
In our Art Basel week hysteria and preparation, we forgot to mention on the site that one of our favorite artists, Augustine Kofie, has a new show of work at Openspace in Paris through Deccember 13, 2014. "Taking Shape" expands on Kofie's architectural fine art work, a mixture of collage, found objects, and other media. 

Update: The Gold Leaf Works of Alessandra Maria

Illustration // Monday, December 08, 2014
Alessandra Maria is an artist currently working and living in Brooklyn New York. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design and Illustration...

In the Magazine: Dan Witz

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
The first time I actually met Dan Witz was on a ferry boat ride touring the magnificent fjords of western Norway. At the time, like most people interested in the broader emerging art world, I knew of Witz as the Brooklyn-based painter who created an indelible series of mosh pit paintings...

Terry Gilliam's Do It Yourself Animation Show

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
In this 1974 video, legendary movie director, screenwriter, animator, and Monty Python member, Terry Gilliam shows us how to create stop-motion animations. 

The BMW Art Car

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
Introduced by the French racecar driver Herve Poulain, the BMW Art Car Project invites an artist to create a canvas on, well, a BMW... It began with Poulain commissioning his friend Alexander Calder. Since Calder's first car, other renowned artists including David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol have created a total of 17 BMW Art cars.

The Wonderfully Surreal Universe of Aya Uekawa

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
We have always been huge fans of the works of Aya Uekawa, an artist we have featured in the magazine in the past because of her incredibly surreal but classic portrait styles and methods. We haven't checked in with the artist in a bit, but we compiled a collection of some of her recent works as well as a few classics from past shows in NYC and Europe. 

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