"Edge Effect" SFAI's MFA Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Whether on the cutting edge or even double–edged, the word literally cuts through to the point, and Edge Effect, the San Francisco Art Institute’s MFA Exhibition at the May 14 through 17, 2015, showcases incisive new talent at the Herbst Pavillion. More than 100 graduating students will present work, the largest collection of its kind, at the signature waterfront location. The following four students offer slices of art that go over the edge to incite and surprise.

Portraits by Music's Most Important Design Collective

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hipgnosis: Portraits is a new book that features a unique body of work spanning a particularly creative time in the world of music and theatre. Hipgnosis, along with it's founder Storm Thorgerson who tragically passed away in 2013, designed some the most iconic rock album covers of all time including Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," T. Rex's "Electric Warrior," and Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." At the zenith of the rock era, Hipgnosis established themselves as the most important design collective in music history.

Cheech Marin: The Passion of a Master Collector

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The colors of Cheech Marin are vibrant and multifaceted. Popularly recognized as half of the legendary comic duo Cheech and Chong, what many people don't know is that Cheech is arguably the most important collector of Chicano art in the United States, if not the world...

Snapshots of Famous Artists at Play

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A new book, Artists Unframed, features more than 100 images from the Smithsonian archives of artists at work and play. The Guardian recently compiled a slection of those that focus on moments in the personal lives of artists, snapshots of famous artists not in the studio, not in a museum, but on their own time. 

Robin Williams Nesting Dolls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
San Francisco-based artist Andy Stattmiller wanted to pay tribute to the late great Robin Williams so he created this 8 piece nesting doll set to capture all of my favorite comedies. "From largest to smallest I painted Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Fisher King, Death to Smoochy, Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, and Aladdin.

Blues Build the Temple by Trevor Naud

Illustration // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
We like this graphic art series called Blues Build the Temple by Washington DC-based artist Trevor Naud. Created with a Xerox machine, ink, paint, Wite-Out, photography and paper diorams, the graphic story includes 21 prints and is modeled after Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Scmidt.

5 Tips For An Effective Online Portfolio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The staff at Juxtapoz looks at a lot of artist's portfolios and we always try to stress the importance of having a clean, straightforward and functional website. It's an essential tool that can play a large part in how successfully your promote and showcase your work. It can mean the difference in attracting clients and having your work shared and written about on blogs and art websites...

Succubus: The Work of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We posted about Alva Bernadine recently on the site, and we forgot that the artist helped us with the Guy Bourdin story we ran a few months back.Today, we show you the series, "Succubus," and the explanation of the series in the artist's own words...

Game Of Thrones... As Explained in a Google Maps print

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I'm a man of simplicity, and for every time someone asks me what I thought about the last episode of "Game of Thrones," and for every reference of Emilia Clarke that I don't understand, some genius who goes by "selvag" on Reddit created this Game of Thrones map in the Google Maps aesthetic that helps give a little context and sense to the uber popular fantasy show. It's only going for $21 on Etsy right now. I'm sure George R.R. Martin has his already. 

Fine Art In The Streets Of Tehran, Iran

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tehran, Iran is a complicated place. Based at the immense Albourz mountain range, it holds about 12 million people in its expanded metropolitan area. And like any large city, it is fast and full of billboards. Billboards of ads or religious statements and not so much any more but phrases like Death To America, but for 10 days starting May 7, more than 1,500 billboards are displaying 700 works of art. Munch, Magritte, Hockney, Matisse and Picasso among traditional Persian miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and world famous Iranian poet and artist Sohrab Sepehri.


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