Big Bad Wolf: Make Your Kid Look Cooler

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
Amy Luu Wong, member of the POW! WOW! royal family, just launched a new line of limited edition artist-designed T-Shirts for the little homies.

Wolfbat and The Resurrection of Big Mary

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
Dennis McNett (aka Wolfbat) has been on the move this year. We caught up with him last Spring in Austin, TX during SXSW where he spent the week building a massive ship in the parking lot of the Yellow Jacket Social Club for Juxtapoz Projects. More recently, we saw him in August when he stopped through the bay area to build a giant Bison for us at Outside Lands Music Festival. Since then he has made his way to Tennesse, Indiana, and Mexico City! While in San Francisco, Dennis told us the story of Big Mary, a circus Elephant who was executed by hanging in Johnson City, TN in 1916. Well, let Dennis tell you the story:

Foundation: When the Beginning is the End @ Marcas Contemporary

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
In art, an under painting is an initial layer of paint applied to a ground, which serves as a base for subsequent layers of paint. Renaissance painters Vermeer, Da Vinci, Titian and others were masters of under painting. Under painting is rarely practiced today as for the last century, artists usually paint directly on commercially pre-prepared white canvases...

"New York" by Neil Winokur

Photography // Sunday, October 05, 2014
American photographer Neil Winokur’s work proposes that it is possible to depict a culture through its most ordinary objects. As a native New Yorker, he applied these thoughts to his hometown for his series New York in 1999. He brought in the viewer with a variation of color that gave each object a great deal of importance. 

Hit it out of the park

Photography // Saturday, October 04, 2014
For about seven years now, Don Hamerman has been collecting lost and abandoned baseballs that he finds on playing fields. Hamerman has recently begun photographing them after years of decay. To the artist they speak of youth, childhood, and memories. 

"Atomic Overlook" series by Clay Lipsky

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2014
"I was raised during the height of the cold war, when the threat of nuclear war loomed between two superpowers. The dramatized depictions in tv and film of such an apocalyptic demise both intrigued and scared me as a child, yet the actual historical record of the atomic age was full of antiquated, black and white images that seemed dated and a world away. This series re-contextualizes a legacy of atomic bomb tests in order to keep the ongoing nuclear threat fresh and omnipresent. . . "

Judging America

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
In his photographic series “Judging America”, Joel Parés explores the common stereotypes put upon the many races and sexes that form the makeup of America. In the series, Parés finds subjects who fit into the chosen prejudiced categories and applies the most severe of those prejudices to portraits that he then takes of each subject.

Music Video: Flying Lotus "Never Catch Me" ft. Kendrick Lamar

Music // Friday, October 03, 2014
We have been anticipating Flying Lotus' new album, "You're Dead," all summer long, and the album is set to hit... er, shops(?) on October 6/7 via Warp Records. Hiro Mural just directed the video for the track "Never Catch Me" featuring a well-played vocal by Kendrick Lamar. Beautiful video, great track... can't wait to hear the whole thing. 

New Nudes by Omar Ortiz (NSFW)

Erotica // Friday, October 03, 2014
Omar Ortiz is a fantastic painter from Mexico who does these stunningly real (well, if you get nude women around you like this all the time, this is real for you) oil on canvas pieces. He will be a part of our upcoming "Hyperreal" book, but in the meantime, here is an update of some of his works for you to see today... 

Invasive Species

Photography // Friday, October 03, 2014
In his photographic series “Invasive Species”, artist Dillon Marsh explores the phenomena of disguised cell phone towers in South Africa. The cell phone towers he photographs are the imitation tree towers that are erected and designed to meld into the surrounding landscape. 

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