Arcade Fire "Here Comes the Night Time" directed by Roman Coppola

Music // Monday, September 30, 2013
I'm not going to pretend that I was in the best headspace at 1AM on Saturday night when I decided to tune into Arcade Fire's 30 min NBC special that was aired after SNL. Part of me thought, "Hey, bands don't do network specials anymore, and Arcade Fire tend to be on the more interesting end of things, why not pour a little whiskey and watch?" What I turned to was a bizarre, experimental, oddball, celebrity-cameo'd, Roman Coppola-directed entree into the Montreal band's upcoming LP, Reflektor. We got to hand it to NBC... getting this on air takes... well, you know what we mean... 

Facial Fallout Series by Reiner Hansen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Recently, I hopped on the subway to sit for a portrait at Reiner Hansen’s Brooklyn studio and I got see the new series she had been telling me about. In these square format paintings (all 16x16 inches), Reiner merges her own likeness with cliche female types depicted in the media. These women sometimes look like desperate housewives, Walmart shoppers, plastic surgery victims, and crazed Alpha females. 

Quiet Mystery by Paul Roberts

Erotica // Monday, September 30, 2013
Paul Roberts was born in 1948 and brought up by artist parents in Wales. He studied at Newport, Cardiff, and Goldsmiths Colleges of Art and gained early recognition for his work before he was forced to put his painting career on hold due to the worldwide success of his band Sniff'n'The Tears in 1978. His commitments to his music meant that until 2000 he wasn't able to fully develop his career as a painter. In 1988 he moved with his family to Somerset, where he has continued to paint and make music. 

Exclusive: King Krule @ ALIFE NYC

Music // Monday, September 30, 2013
The Juxtapoz office is pretty certain that King Krule and his new LP, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, is one of the best of 2013. Our roaming photo editor, Brock Fetch, the author of our almost monthly Brock Life column in the magazine, was lucky enough to document the British musicians set in the backyard of ALIFE's Lower East Side location, and today we have a video of King Krule performing "Rock Bottom." 

Opening: Joram Roukes "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" @ B15 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
We previewed Joram Roukes' newest exhibition, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, with work based on the Smashing Pumpkins seminal double disc LP, at B15 Gallery in Copenhagen last week, but our friend Henrik Haven stopped by the opening with Roukes to take a few shots. As the gallery noted, the artist ""orchestrated the works with respect for the bands original idea, which has been to instill fans with both sadness and hope."

Ray Villafane's Superior Pumpkin Carving Skills

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
We realize that Halloween is still a month away, but we thought we'd inspire you to get started practicing your pumpkin carving skills. You have 31 days to out-do Ray Villafane's superior squash carving carving skills. Go!

Hyper-realistic Sculptural Installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's often controversial work examines on issues of 'perception, death and the human condition.' Previous installations have used human fat tissue and animals. Their most recent exhibition, If I Die, features giant gel and fiberglass manta rays carrying an old woman through the air followed by a swarm of colorful parrots!

Video: The World's Largest Film Camera

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
35-ft long and capable of shooting 6-ft long negatives and 24-ft high portraits, the world's largest film camera is a project led by photographer Dennis Manarchy. With the help of over 30 people, the construction of the incredible machine pays tribute to nearly 200 years of photography and is the beginning of a national artistic documentary project titled Butterflies & Buffalo: Tales of American Culture. Watch a video and support the Indiegogo project after the jump!

Hand-Carved Wood Sculptures by Morgan Herrin

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
These detailed, hand-carved wood sculptures by Morgan Herrin are made from construction grade 2 x 4's, and he transforms them into pieces of fine art mastery. It takes him over a year to complete a single sculpture, and you can tell why with the amazing detail. More looks after the jump...

Illustrations and Prints by Lijie Ong

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
On this fine Monday morning we are enjoying the surreal illustrations of Singaporean illustration Lijie Ong. This particular series features 'narratives brimming with metaphors, weaving morbidly lush landscapes and anatomized bodies' in her journey to 'translate a disoriented reality of vulnerability and self-awareness.'

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