Dennis McNett: Legend of the Wolfbat @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
As always our good friend Dennis McNett is busy as ever. After finishing his residency at Shreveport Regional Art Council, he brought his Wolfbat tribe to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. His installation there, entitled "Tale of the Rainbow Crow," is inspired by the native story of how the crow was once the most colorful bird of all the birds and had in his feathers all of the colors of the rainbow...

Phil Ferguson's Crocheted Food Hats

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Self-taught Melbourne-based artist Phil Ferguson has been spending his free time creating these really fun crocheted hats based on different types of food. Our favorites so far are the mustard and ketchup, avocado, and of course the pizza. Which one do you want?

Watch: Virgin Shirley Temple by Salvador Herrera

Music // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
  In this video for Conny Franko's "Virgin Shirley Temple," Mexican animator and artist Salvador Herrera attempts to materialize a glimpse of the experience of taking salvia. Within Shirley's mind, as a constant and persistent idea, appear beings who represent concepts of her education, indicating the child to become an object of desire as war goes on around them like a children game, throwing atomic bombs to demonstrate power.

Laura Callaghan's Moody Girls

Illustration // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Laura Callaghan is a freelance illustrator based in South East London. Her work is hand drawn using a mixture of watercolor, indian ink and minute pens with a focus on painted pattern, fashion and moody girls. She has produced work for clients such as Zizzi, Motel Rocks and The Sunday Telegraph and is the former Illustration Editor for Oh Comely Magazine.

The Kinky Ink of Apollonia Saintclair

Erotica // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Apollonia Saintclair is back at it again with some more killer black and white drawings. Saintclair knows her way around some pen and ink, using beautifully fine linework to render her explicit works. The enigmatic erotic illustrator is entirely self-taught and self-cultivated, creating her work out of a sense of pure pleasure.In her own words - 'Ink is my blood. I draw for my own sake and for your pleasure. A long-time resident of the Old World, I split my time between the kitchen and my studio.' 

Cope2 "Natural INstinct" @ Azart Gallery, NY

Street Art // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
For the first time, Azart Gallery in Chelsea will be presenting a solo exhibition by Cope2. This world renowned legend of street art will be showing his latest new works, striking in color and originality. An American artist of Puerto Rican descent, Cope2 is a self-taught visionary who has been a celebrated figure for over 30 years in the graffiti art culture. Known for his trademark bubble letters and tags, he started developing his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx and later became a universally respected street...

Issue Preview: July 2015 with Takashi Murakami

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
We think every issue we do at Juxtapoz is a special one, but the July 2015 has an extra bit of excitement behind it. We are proud to announce world-renowned fine artist and icon, Takashi Murakami, is the cover artist this month, with a special interview conducted with Murakami at this studios outside of Tokyo. We discuss his last show at Gagosian, his relationship with contemporary Japanese culture, and the era he has help change as a multi-dimensional artist.

Tracey Emin covers Henry MIller for Penguin Classics

Design // Monday, June 01, 2015
As we have learned multiple times from the great people at Its Nice That, Penguin Classics in the UK is doing some great things in terms of their book cover designs. We interviewed designer Richard Bravery recently in our print edition on the topic, and today we see that YBA cornerstone Tracey Emin has lent some slightly naughty illustrations to Henry MIller's classic novels, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Read naughty things, cover it naughty. 

The Stunning Hyperrealistic Sculptures of the Late Duane Hanson @ Serpentine, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
Definitely something to check out if you are one of our London readers or about to take a trip there: The Serpentine presents the work of late American sculptor Duane Hanson (1925-1996) in his first survey show in London since 1997. Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life into iconographic material. The exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre. 

Basquiat's Notebooks Now on Show at Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
Basquat's notebooks, filled with his observations, sketches, and other raw material are on exhibition in the Brooklyn museum now through August 23rd. 


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