28 Chinese @ The Asian Art Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 05, 2015
“You have to go to the art. It has more meaning when you see it in context.” Mera Rubell, the former Head Start schoolteacher speaks from experience, and unabashedly, from the heart, as does her husband Don. When asked what he remembers most of his visit to China, “the humanity” is his answer. The couple was in San Francisco for the June 5 opening of 28 Chinese which ushers a summer series at the Asian Art Museum. The couple started collecting years ago on a $25 per month art budget and reminisced about the Mud Bar where their friend Keith Haring curated a show by Tseng Kwong back in the day.

The Surreal Photographs of Hugh Kretschmer

Photography // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Hugh Kretschmer’s photographs are highly conceptual as well as imaginative. According to Kretschmer, “ My ideas are conjured-up by my dreams and desires of what life could be, if only… They are commentaries on the human condition and seek to embrace the strengths and weaknesses we all share; illustrated through quirk and irony.” 

Vans Announces Limited Edition Vault by Vans Collection with Takashi Murakami

Fashion // Thursday, June 04, 2015
We knew this was coming, seeing it as we have Takashi Murakami on the cover of the July 2015 issue, and we knew that Takashi wore Classic Slip-Ons in egg shell white almost everyday. Vans has just announced that late in June 2015, they will be releasing a special limited-edition Vault by Vans collection with Takashi Murakami, featuring "deluxe, limited edition range of footwear, apparel and skate decks." Stay tuned to Juxtapoz.com for an exclusive interview with Vans Footwear Designer, Taka Hayashi, on the scale of the collaboration, skull and flowers, and bringing Murakami into the Vans family.

Treehouse & Skate Bowl Living in the Woods by Foster Huntington

Design // Thursday, June 04, 2015
I want to live in the woods, too. I'm not sure I can design a treehouse fort type situation with skate bowl and hot tub beneath, but this feels very West Marin and pretty on point to living in the woods creatively. (If you live in the Bay, or have taken mushrooms and listened to the Dead, you know the West Marin reference). Foster Huntington created this treehouse with friends, and the making of is now part of a Kickstarter instructional book project, as well as a great documentation video of the process. 

I Shaved For Nothing

Photography // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Photographer and installation artist, Olivia Alonso Gough explores female sexuality during adolescence in her latest project I Shaved For Nothing. The series celebrates and furthers the contemporary discussion of the “sad girl culture” which seeks to liberate shame from emotionality and sexuality. 

Notorious Criminals: A Snapshot of Sinister Sydney

Photography // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Sydney’s first European settlers were criminals – not an auspicious start – and the city has maintained its reputation for breeding some of the world’s hardest, most malevolent and cunning crooks. From surreptitious poisoners, smoothing their victim’s brow while holding a poisoned cup to their mouth, through to low-lifes who would kill you for the coat on your back, this city has seen them all....

A Rare Super-8 Silent Film by Guy Bourdin

Fashion // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Guy Bourdin was a painter and legendary fashion photographer whose style has been pervasively appropriated in pop culture. Mentored by Man Ray, he avoided the limelight, focusing strictly on the creation of arresting pictures. Despite staging surreal mise en scènes for high-end brands like Vogue, fashion was the last thing on his mind. Sometimes, on the set of his shoots, Bourdin would bring out a super-8 cine camera, an example of which you can watch above.

8-Bit Version of Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Cinefix's latest addtion to their "8-bit Cinema" series is a version of one of our favorite directors and films, Hayao Miyazaki...

Fred W. McDarrah: The Artist’s World @ Steven Kasher, NY

Photography // Thursday, June 04, 2015
It's the last week to see Fred W. McDarrah's "The Artist's World" at Steven Kasher Gallery in NYC. The exhibition features over 150 vintage prints, including the original book prints for the 1961 publication The Artist’s World in Pictures. Beginning in the early 1950s Littlefield and sculptor Philip Pavia hosted informal gatherings of artists at the Waldorf Cafeteria on 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village.

"LAX/DTW" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Opening Saturday, June 6th at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery “LAX/DTW” will feature over 80 local and international artists curated by Thinkspace Gallery. The massive group exhibition serves as introduction to the burgeoning New Contemporary art movement for art lovers in the Midwest, handpicked by one of the scene’s most prolific galleries.


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