Metropolitan Museum Provides Free Access to 400,000 Images

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum has just announced that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee...

Ana Bagayan "Children of the Sun" @ Thinkspace

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thinkspace will be presenting Children of the Sun, the gallery’s second solo exhibition of new work by Armenian born, Big Bear based, artist Ana Bagayan. Bagayan’s work is inspired by her fascination with the metaphysical, and by a creative preoccupation with the limitless possibilities of the unknown...

Watch: Banksy "Artist in Residence" Video for Webby Awards

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
To accept his 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, Banksy made this video about his Residency in New York City. Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it reminded us of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans. 

The "Art of Nude" by Wayne Quilliam

Erotica // Thursday, May 22, 2014
Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam shows us that not all nudes are created equal. Quilliam explores texture, light and movement in a way that other photographers do not. Beautifully simplistic stills...

A look inside Danny Lyon's "The Seventh Dog" published by Phaidon

Photography // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Most people are introduced to Danny Lyon’s work through his most known series Bikeriders, which is our favorite, but that’s really just the surface of his extensive body of work. Over the past 5 decades this photographer has ventured on the road through a number of cultures, immersing himself in the lives of the subjects he photographed and Phaidon has published The Seventh Dog to serve as a monograph or retrospective photo book of this endeavor.

Update: Conor Harrington Prepares "Eat and Delete" For NYC, Fall 2014

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
You may have seen that 2x Juxtapoz cover aritst, London-based Conor Harrington, has a wonderful piece of art in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery through June 14, 2014. You may also have seen on Conor's Instagram that he is prepping a new body of work, "Eat and Delete," for a special off-site Lazarides showing in NYC this Fall. The Laz team visited Conor in the studio recently, and noted, "will showcase 10-12 distinctive new large-scale canvases in continuation of the themes first explored in his 2012's Dead Meat."

Trenton Doyle Hancock "Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing" @ Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
For nearly two decades since his graduation from Temple University, Trenton Doyle Hancock has brought to life a cast of colorful—and often not so colorful—characters through his work. At the center of Hancock’s storytelling is an imaginative and epic narrative about fictional creatures called the Mounds, who populate a wildly fantastic, inventive landscape. The artist’s use of vivid imagery and mythology has earned him national and international recognition and prompted a fascination with the foundation of his practice.

The Works of Lis Kula

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Lis Kula aka Alek Morawski is a Bay Area native creating fantastically whimsical illustrations. SInce graduating California College of the Arts he now lives in Poland, focusing mostly on illustration and mural paintings he is inspired by Eastern European cartoons he used to watch as a kid. Painting imaginary worlds and translating dreams to painted pictures he entertains with eccentrically quirky figures throughout his portfolio...

Psychopathic Killer Cartoon Characters

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Artist Dan Luvisi has taken all of our favorite loveable cartoon characters and re-imagined them as psychopathic killers. We are a little hurt that he would do such a thing, how could he do that to our beloved Kermit? And the Cookie Monster?? Well, at least that one makes sense. He is an addict and has a problem. We have no words for Donald Duck. 

Stan Bitters: Modern Primitive @ Heath Ceramics Boiler Room

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Heath Ceramics will be hosting a show on Stan Bitters, a maverick modernist ceramicist who helped define Southern California architecture and whose work is widely collected. It's his first show in 35 years, and the first ever in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stan's work is monumental, but it's not just the bigness of his work that draws people to him: it's the bigness of his ideas...

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