Creepy Photos of Monkeys Wearing Doll Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Finnish photographer and visual artist Perttu Saksa's series "A Kind of You" features a chained up monkey wearing scummy dirty clothes and creepy doll masks. Taken in Indonesia, Perttu found trained performance monkeys to be his subjects and photographed them in a way we feel questions the cruelty and immorality involved with the tradition.

Paintings by Christopher Murphy

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Christopher Murphy sees his paintings and drawings as opportunities to "explore the conceptual contrasts of reality versus illusory and permanence versus ephemeral as applied to memory." Using old family photographs, Christopher obscures the reality that existed at the moment of the photo by drawing upon the blank stares, static poses, and skewed colors that often exist in dated photos. 

Sculptures Emerging From The Walls

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Tiles, cement, glue and metal plates: These are the tools of Graziano Locatelli. Familiar to most people, these elements are so often in places of comfort, such as the restroom or the kitchen, and his images of breakage and emergency evoke unsettled and surreal feelings. Locatelli says, “the subject of the breakage that bewitches me.”

Remembering Oz Magazine

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Oz was a popular underground magazine in London during the late 1960's. It was about sex, drugs, rock&roll, fantasy, love, freedom & waking up, and it was one of the most visually exciting publications of its time. Several editions included psychedelic wrap-around or pull-out posters and the cover of Oz #11 included a collection of multi-color stickers. 


Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Printed Matter presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 18 to 20, 2015, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 17. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.


Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
BANG! is a new erotica zine published by Paper Work NYC from photographer Jonathan Leder, which depicts firsthand the day-to-day routine of a female stripper. Littered with personal anecdotes, the publication offers a unique insight into the world of stripping and is accompanied by tons of sultry photography.

Music Video: Deerhunter "Breaker"

Music // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Remember a few weeks ago when we told you we were excited about the new Deerhunter album, Fading Frontier, out on 4AD on October 16, 2015? Well, we are still really excited about the Atlanta bands new LP, and now even more so because the track "Breaker" has a video, a video that is simple and nice, for a track that is a nice return to a more experimental pop sound that made us love the band in the first place.

Alyce Tzue's 3D Animated Film "Soar" Wins a Student Academy Award

In Session // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Alyce Tzue, a 2014 MFA graduate of the School of Animation & Visual Effects at Academy of Art University and currently studio director at San Francisco-based Smule, San Francisco-based developer of music apps. Her 3D animated film SOAR has been awarded a Student Academy Award and numerous additional awards.

Matthew Brandt "Pictures from Wai'anae" @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
In our August 2015 issue, we dedicated our Picture Book section in the magazine to the works of Matthew Brandt, as his unique landscape and nature work fit well with our "Environmental Issue" theme. Brandt will be showing a new body of work, Pictures from Wai'anae, at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles from September 19—October 31, 2015, a collection that "Hawaiian landscape that furthers Brandt's formal and material consideration of the natural world." Today, we have one of those photos to show you, as well as text from the August issue and images from that specific feature.

Spider Monkeys Volume 1 by Aneta Bartos

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 17, 2015
There is something so creepy but really alluring about the series Spider Monkeys by photographer Aneta Bartos. Part of me feels like we are looking into something we really aren't supposed to be seeing, like its either too personally intimate or the couples too in the midst of intimacy that Bartos was hiding to get the right shot. And then I feel a little like I'm watching ghosts in the darkest of rooms. Either way, these are gorgeous works. 


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