Retna for Juxtapoz x Chandran Gallery x Univ Benefit Auction for Waves for Water

Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 23, 2014
As we have mentioned over the past few weeks, RETNA has contributed a surfboard to the Chandran Gallery x Juxtapoz x Univ benefit auction for Waves for Water, an organization on the ground in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Through March 31st, a special curated selection of hand-painted surfboards will be available at auction on Paddle8.

video: Flo Fox

Photography // Sunday, March 23, 2014
Despite blindness, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, photographer Flo Fox continues to shoot the streets of New York City. No longer able to hold a camera, she instructs her aides to take photos for her. Back in 1980, Tom Snyder interviewed Fox about her photography work right as she begun using a cane to walk and was loosing some of her eyesight. 

video: Jukebox Cowboys paint a train

Graffiti // Sunday, March 23, 2014
Watch this highly entertaining video as members of the Jukebox Cowboys use stealthy moves to sneak around the city, bust into a gallery and paint a train.

“The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater”

Photography // Saturday, March 22, 2014
Throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, and early 70’s, Ralph Eugene Meatyard created a series of photographs titled “The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater” in which he photographed his wife wearing an old hag’s mask in the role of Lucybelle Crater, along with other Meatyard family members and friends who are also wearing masks. 

Video: Anemal X Fresh Paint #3

Graffiti // Saturday, March 22, 2014
Watch as Anemal and friends use Fresh Paint as they tear up the streets of Oakland, California painting some crazy highway spots and then travel to Hawaii where they paint some scenic water run offs.

Recap: Vans Village @ SXSW

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
While we were down in Austin during SXSW for Juxtapoz Projects, we were able to spend some time with our friends at Vans and check out what they had going on over at Vans Village, a pop-up store featuring exclusive merchandise and collaborations, competitive BMX Ramp and daily Open Mic sessions. We were most excited to learn that Vans brought out our mutual friends and artists Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, and Smithe to paint shipping containers and the actual store itself! Enjoy a photo recap...

In L.A.: POP-EYECONIC GROUP SHOW AT CHG

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by Corey Helford Gallery for the opening reception of their latest group exhibit “Pop-Eyeconic.” Looking to explore the iconic characters who define popular artistic symbolism, we have asked an ambitious and diverse group of artists - from street to surreal to New Classicist - to provide one new work each, featuring their choice of POP ICONS that have special meaning to them, but rendering the icons in each artist’s own particular style and placing them in situations relevant to that artist’s usual subject matter. 

“The Oldest Living Things in the World”

Photography // Friday, March 21, 2014
“Since 2004 I’ve been researching, working with biologists, and traveling the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older,” explains photographer Rachel Sussman. The series titled The Oldest Living Things in the World is being released in April 2014 in a photobook form by the University Of Chicago Press. The book is comprised of 124 photographs and four info graphics.

Drawing on Book Covers with Gideon Kiefer

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
We stumbled across the great works of Ghent, Belgium-based Gideon Kiefer today, who draws fantastic scenes inside book cover jackets. Each work is constructed with pencil, gouache and ballpoint pen. His work will be on display at Drawing Now Paris, which you can visit March 25—30, 2014 at Espace Commines in Paris.

B&W Works by Jeff McMillan

Illustration // Friday, March 21, 2014
The work of Jeff McMillan is characterized by his impressively fine linework and varied subject matter- from expressive portraits to lush landscapes to vignettes of suburbia. Born in October of 1977 in San Jose, CA, McMillan attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004. He now lives and works in Long Beach with his wife Liv, daughter Elsa and two disobedient Siamese cats. 

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