Kenji Hirata, December 2009

Vault // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
As we announced on the site this week, we have been curating a series of prints on the Art.com website, featuring works from Mario Wagner, Ferris Plock, Kelly Tunstall, and Trystan Bates. Also, our collection features one of our favorite abstract painters, and Barnstormer, Kenji Hirata. The NYC-based artist has been featured in the print magazine in the past, but in recent years, has expanded his work into multi-colored, playful abstractions. Here is our interview with Kenji from our special Barnstormers issue in December 2009...

UNIV x Hosoi Hammerhead Surfboard

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A project from our friends at Univ Surf Shop. Christian Hosoi headed to the the UNIV Work Shop in Encinitas, California to work on The Hammerhead, a scaled-up replica of his famous skateboard design from the 1980s. Skate meets surf meets art. Here is a quick trailer before a full-length documentary comes out soon...

Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" goes for a minor $142.4m at Christie's

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Remember, it was a set of 3. A record was set Tuesday night, when late British painter Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" was sold for a whopping $142.4 million at Christie's in NYC, breaking the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned. Bacon's previous record was $86m, but a work this intimate, painted 25 years after the two artists met, seems to have garnered a little bit more attention from the billionaire set.

Nuart 2013: The Final Video

Street Art // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the past 3 years, we have been invited to Stavanger, Norway to participate in the NuArt Festival, where an international roster of street and public artists convene on the west coast of the country to create a yearly project that combines art, city planning, and good old-fashioned street intervention. This year, the roster included David Choe, Vhils, Faith47, ROA, Martha Cooper, M-City, Aiko, Hush, DALeast, and many more, and today, the good people behind NuArt released a video recap of this year's festival... 

In LA: Eric White "All Of This Has Not Occurred" @ Martha Otero, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
If you have received your copy of the December 2013 issue (and if you subscribe now you can get that issue for free), then you know we had a grand feature on NYC-based Eric White, written by Carlo McCormick. And if you saw that piece, you know that we were printing it in conjunction with White's solo show, "All of This Has Not Occurred," that opened at Martha Otero Gallery in LA this past weekend. We plan these things. 

"Mr. Dictator Head" and Other Sculptures by Stephen Ives

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The all-popular Mr. Potato Head gets a fantastic makeover with Melbourne-based artist Stephen Ives series of sculptures, "Mr. Dictator Head." The artist's other plastic toy figures are often humorous, sometimes disturbing (as re-assembled toys often are) and always imaginative and inspired.

New Work From Winnie Truong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Winnie Truong is back with another fantastic series of illustrations of hair covering faces, mouths, and noses! 'Reimagining hair as a living extension of the self and personality, elaborate coifs adorn and protectively envelop Truong's subjects. Through masked visages, mirror images and endless knots, Truong's new series playful examines the ambiguous line where the veil end and the subject begins.'

Typewriter Portraits by Keira Rathbone

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
You write famous novels on typewriters, not make portraits. Oh wait, you make portraits now, too? Like some sort of analog ASCII art, London-based Keira Rathbone has figured out a way to manipulate a typewriter to create these very well-constructed portaits and "drawings." Super Impressive.

Video: The WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil looks to give the residents of the city access to public and free art through an exchange between Brazilian artists and others around the world. Every two months a different artist will be invited exposing his form of art on a wall in downtown Sao Paul! The first artist to utilize the wall is Alexandre "Sesper" Cruz. Watch videos of the WallRide collaboration with Sesper after the jump!

Aldo Tolino's "Crumbled Faces"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
An interesting combination of sculpture and photography, to create one of these "crumbled faces," Austrian artist Aldo Tolino begins by shooting a portrait and then proceeds to print it on paper, crease it, tuck it and fold it before shooting that for the final photograph. 

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