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...

Behind the Scenes Photos From Silence of the Lambs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Did you know that Anthony Hopkins is only in Silence of the Lambs for 16 minutes? It is the second-shortest screen time ever to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Here are some behind the scenes pics from Jonathan Demme's classic.

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. MrxClownxFace delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Miaz Brothers "Dematerialized: A New Contemporary Vision" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Lazarides Rathbone welcomes Valencia-based siblings, Miaz Brothers, to the gallery this May with their long-awaited solo exhibition, Dematerialized: A New Contemporary Vision. The duo will be launching their London debut through June 15, 2014, with a comprehensive body of new and recent large-scale works in their distinctive air-brushed style created through the meticulous layering of spraypaint on canvas.

Ed Ruscha "Prints and Photographs" @ Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue is spending the month of May 2014 (and beyond) with three separate exhibitions and projects with Ed Ruscha in New York, including his participation in Frieze New York two weeks ago, along with an exhibition of a series of recent paintings, "Prints and Photographs." And on May 6, Gagosian and Ruscha unveielve a mural adjacent to the High Line on West 22nd Street and 10th Avenue.

Daniel "SAN" Muñoz: "11 Figures" in Blanca, Murcia, Spain

Street Art // Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Daniel Muñoz, known to many as "SAN", has always had a talent for fine art and illustration, creating imaginary worlds that have made him one of the most fascinating and talented artists to emerge from Spain in recent years. He is also a very talented muralist and street artist. Recently, the Madrid-based artist completed a piece, roughly translated to "11 Figures Working In a Corner" on the small abandoned building in the town of Blanca, Murcia, Spain.

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