MOMO for Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program

Street Art // Tuesday, September 15, 2015
MOMO has been spending a lot of time in Philadelphia lately, where he is working with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on two bold new murals as part of their Open Source exhibition. MOMO’s first Philly mural is already done, and MOMO starts on the second wall later this month, a 27-story canvas in the heart of the city. You may remember hearing about Open Source when a JR mural went up in Philadelphia earlier this yearas part of the same exhibition.

Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch @ Denver Art Museum, Denver

Photography // Monday, September 14, 2015
Alec Soth’s “Colorado Dispath” is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum through November 29, 2015. Soth studies the habits and rituals of ordinary Americans, finding moments of self-absorption and vulnerability that are specific to the people he photographs, yet somehow common to human experience. 

Hajime Sorayama "Editions" @ AISHONANZUKA, Hong Kong

Erotica // Monday, September 14, 2015
One of our favorite Japanese artists who tends to make work in what you would call the "erotic" world, Hajime Sorayama, just opened a new solo show at Aishonazuka in Hong Kong. We did a feature on Hajime in our December 2014 issue, where he said things like, "I don't know what beauty means yet. I don't think we can understand each other truly." And he also said, "I'm an orthopedic surgeon and mad scientist of sorts." The show runs through October 3, 2015. 

Photographing Abandoned Histories

Photography // Monday, September 14, 2015
Of all the intriguing locations that Abandoned America creator Matthew Christopher has photographed, the New Castle Elks Lodge holds numerous visual elements that make the images truly captivating. Built in 1916, the New Castle Elks Lodge was a luxurious setting for its members who were primarily part of vaudeville and theater groups. 

Opening: "The Gilded Age" @ Thinkspace Gallery

Pop Life // Monday, September 14, 2015
This past weekend in Culver City, Thinkspace Gallery opened the great group/themed exhibition, The Gilded Age, featuring the works of Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas. We did an entire feature on the exhibition in our September 2015 issue, which you can read here, and on Saturday night, we headed to the opening to see the people, see the art, and get gilded. 

Iconic Movie Posters with Their Icons Taken Out

Design // Monday, September 14, 2015
It's amazing how much we know about popular culture, especially as it took us very little time to identify what these movie posters were. French artist Madani Bendjellal has created this fun series where he has taken icons out of some of the most iconic movie posters of all-time, which still makes them super identifiable. Have fun guessing what is what!

Mrzyk & Moriceau "Everything Butt" @ Ratio 3, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
Ratio 3 is pleased to present Everything Butt, an exhibition of new work by Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau. Taking its title from a simple, irreverent play on words, Everything Butt is an immersive exhibition of Mrzyk & Moriceau's unique aesthetic of wit and absurdity.As you have probably seen on our Instagram, we love the work of Mrzyk & Moriceau, who make some of the most clever and funny drawings that fit that medium perfectly.

Alicia McCarthy @ Jack Hanley Gallery, NYC (image updates)

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
Jack Hanley Gallery is very pleased to open the fall season with an exhibition of mixed-media works on panel by Bay Area artist, Alicia McCarthy (featured in our April 2015 issue). For her sixth solo show with the gallery, the artist has imagined a decidedly reductive and focused exhibition, presenting larger works, an extended color palette and new motifs, while pursuing her well-established vocabulary to new ends.

José Parlá's "Surface Body / Action Space" @ Mary Boone Gallery & Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
On September 12, 2015, Mary Boone Gallery, in conjunction with a concurrent exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, opened Surface Body / Action Space, an installation of new paintings and sculpture by former Juxtapoz cover artist,  José Parlá. We got a few opening night photos to show today, with Jux-favorite Marisa Tomei stopping by. 

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.


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