What Artists Do When They Are Not Being Artists

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
"Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen snapshots of some of the twentieth century's most celebrated artists. Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture creative giants with their guard down, in the moment, living life." Sounds romnatic, doesn't it? Well, this is the summary that Princeton Architectural Press has put together for their new book, "Artists Unframed," featuring Warhol, Picasso, Hockney and others relaxing and doing things that artists do when they aren't painting.

The Body and Soul of Choi Xooang

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
South Korean artist Choi Xooang shows us the realism of the human emotion frozen in an instant. The flow of life through polymer clay figures breathes the difficult reality we face today if Man does not confront the outer world. Choi personifies what he feels inside canalized by every emotion in a multidimensional way. He works through the whole body or a part, focusing on the intensity of sensation as he crystallizes life filled with so much severity and darkness....

City Maps Made From 1000s of Photos

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
To create one of his Diorama Maps, Japanese artist and cartographer Sohei Nishino spends an intense month exploring a city on foot; shooting, developing thousands of photographs followed by several more months cutting, pasting and arranging the re-imagined city. His first 're-experience' of a city was his home town of Osaka.

Harry Peccinotti's Erotic Photography

Erotica // Monday, September 14, 2015
Harry Peccinotti (also known as Harri Peccinotti) is a photographer, known for his erotic work, most famously the Pirelli Calendar in 1968 and 1969. He was born in the 1930s and continues to be an influential figure in art and fashion photography. His work typically features close up shots of the female form and the face in particular and is sensual.

video: Pemex in Paris

Graffiti // Sunday, September 13, 2015
California-based writer Pemex took a little spraycation to Paris and dropped this video of him painting the streets and rooftops.


Photography // Sunday, September 13, 2015
In part of the ongoing Pratt Photography Lectures series, Ron Jude will be speaking on her work at the Brooklyn Campus, which is open free to the public and will be held on September 16, 2015. 

The Photography of the legendary Leroy Grannis

Photography // Sunday, September 13, 2015
Dubbed as the “The godfather of surf photography” by The New York Times, Leroy Grannis made a profound impact on surfing culture with his classic photographs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Having worked several odd jobs and even serving in the U.S Army Air Corps as a pilot flying lines of troops to combat, Grannis eventually found himself shooting surfing more than anything after a doctor’s suggestion to find a more serious hobby after being diagnosed with an ulcer. 

Animals in the wild by Kevin Russ

Photography // Saturday, September 12, 2015
A photograph of a damp fox curled up on some pine needles is initially what led us to the photography of Kevin Russ. The photo is endearing and touching, making us wondering how Russ was able to creep up on the animal without startling it. After looking through the photographer’s extensive collection of travel photographs around the U.S. and beyond, we were most taken by his candid images of various animals in the wild, so we chose a selection to share with you. 

Heavy Metal Stadium

Graffiti // Saturday, September 12, 2015
This abandoned stadium got a nice little paint upgrade courtesy of the Heavy Metal crew.

Jean Labourdette (Turf One), Mike Davis, and Shawn Barber "Troika"

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
On the occasion of the Art Tattoo Show convention, as Montreal becomes the international destination for tattoo artists and enthusiasts, three artists with prominent presence in the tattoo world will highlight the fine art side of the subculture. From Montreal, Los Angeles, and San Francisco respectively, Jean Labourdette, Shawn Barber, and Mike Davis have joined forces to present TROÏKA at Yves LaRoche Gallery, an exhibit of paintings and mixed-media sculptures that explores how tattoo imagery has influenced fine art and vice versa.


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