Best of 2014: Cleon Peterson, October Cover Artist

Vault // Tuesday, December 30, 2014
These paintings are violent, rampant with murder, rape and brutality, all the things envisioned when thinking of a Gestapo past or some distant Orwellian vision. Upon looking at these paintings or anything that physically disturbs us, there is always a hesitancy to acknowledge the present. The “right now” is rarely considered, yet we all know violence and intimidation aren’t just the products of secret war missions and totalitarian aspirations...

Best of 2014: Pink, A series by Prue Stent

Erotica // Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Let's take a moment to celebrate the color pink, in all its glory, in all its rare use in the natural world or art in general. For some reason, seeing this great series of Pink by Melbourne's Prue Stent made us realize just how rare pjnk is used, or better yet, how rare it is that pink is used well. From Staged Photography, "The themes of her photography center around femininity and the struggle of identity in women. The color pink is used to represent femininity either physically or emotionally throughout her work."

In the Magazine: Rachell Sumpter & Jacob Magraw

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Escaping to the beautiful landscape of Puget Sound, the collaborative efforts of Sumpter and Magraw have turned nature into technicolor explosions.

Drawings by Langley Fox

Illustration // Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Langley Fox is a Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator working with high-profile fashion clients like Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. With powerful pencil skills, she renders figures beautifully in a style that is both classic and contemporary. Side note: she is Hemingway’s great grand-daughter and clearly shares the family talent. 

Cahill Wessel in Color

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 30, 2014
We posted some of Cahill Wessel’s black-and-white drawings this fall, and his work that uses a full color spectrum is even trippier and more mesmerizing. You could get lost in these images...

Tippi Hedren's 400 Pound House Cat

Photography // Monday, December 29, 2014
In 1971, TIME photographer Michael Rougier spent time photographing actress Tippi Hedren, her daughter Melanie Griffiths, and their 400 pound pet lion, Neil at their California home. Though known as a gifted actress, Hedren was also a predominant animal-rights activist and conservationist with the Roar Foundation, which advocated for big cats. 

Nature Illusions

Photography // Monday, December 29, 2014
In her series “Nature Illusions”, German photographer Beatrice Jansen explores the different instances where we falsify nature to create a fictitious environment. Jansen takes us through created scenes at zoos for its wildlife from desert vistas to arctic landscapes. 

Baermageddon

Graffiti // Monday, December 29, 2014
Baer is obviously super talented at illustration and using a spray can. There is a whole lot going on here and you could get lost in it for quite a while. Also, psychedelics are probably encouraged and will enhance viewing.

The Work of Amy Adler

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 29, 2014
Amy Adler just had a show at Acme Gallery in LA and we’ve been admiring her stunning, large scale pastel-on canvas drawings and photographic prints. From her massive Locations images of empty playgrounds to her cibachrome prints of Leonardo DiCaprio, to her monochrome series The Rainbow Hour, Adler explores a range of representational subjects through experimentations with photography and drawing.

Paul Wackers and More: The Posters

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 29, 2014
The Posters is a website that offers excellent art posters for an affordable price, with a portion of the proceeds going to art education programs for youth, such as Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles. Each poster is available for a limited time, and you can currently get your hands on works by Paul Wackers, Owen Schmit, Nate Lowman and Wyatt Kahn for a few more weeks. Get art and support art programs for kids. It’s a win-win. 

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