Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" goes for a minor $142.4m at Christie's

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Remember, it was a set of 3. A record was set Tuesday night, when late British painter Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" was sold for a whopping $142.4 million at Christie's in NYC, breaking the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned. Bacon's previous record was $86m, but a work this intimate, painted 25 years after the two artists met, seems to have garnered a little bit more attention from the billionaire set.

Nuart 2013: The Final Video

Street Art // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the past 3 years, we have been invited to Stavanger, Norway to participate in the NuArt Festival, where an international roster of street and public artists convene on the west coast of the country to create a yearly project that combines art, city planning, and good old-fashioned street intervention. This year, the roster included David Choe, Vhils, Faith47, ROA, Martha Cooper, M-City, Aiko, Hush, DALeast, and many more, and today, the good people behind NuArt released a video recap of this year's festival... 

In LA: Eric White "All Of This Has Not Occurred" @ Martha Otero, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
If you have received your copy of the December 2013 issue (and if you subscribe now you can get that issue for free), then you know we had a grand feature on NYC-based Eric White, written by Carlo McCormick. And if you saw that piece, you know that we were printing it in conjunction with White's solo show, "All of This Has Not Occurred," that opened at Martha Otero Gallery in LA this past weekend. We plan these things. 

"Mr. Dictator Head" and Other Sculptures by Stephen Ives

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The all-popular Mr. Potato Head gets a fantastic makeover with Melbourne-based artist Stephen Ives series of sculptures, "Mr. Dictator Head." The artist's other plastic toy figures are often humorous, sometimes disturbing (as re-assembled toys often are) and always imaginative and inspired.

New Work From Winnie Truong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Winnie Truong is back with another fantastic series of illustrations of hair covering faces, mouths, and noses! 'Reimagining hair as a living extension of the self and personality, elaborate coifs adorn and protectively envelop Truong's subjects. Through masked visages, mirror images and endless knots, Truong's new series playful examines the ambiguous line where the veil end and the subject begins.'

Typewriter Portraits by Keira Rathbone

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
You write famous novels on typewriters, not make portraits. Oh wait, you make portraits now, too? Like some sort of analog ASCII art, London-based Keira Rathbone has figured out a way to manipulate a typewriter to create these very well-constructed portaits and "drawings." Super Impressive.

Video: The WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil looks to give the residents of the city access to public and free art through an exchange between Brazilian artists and others around the world. Every two months a different artist will be invited exposing his form of art on a wall in downtown Sao Paul! The first artist to utilize the wall is Alexandre "Sesper" Cruz. Watch videos of the WallRide collaboration with Sesper after the jump!

The Work of Balint Zsako

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
We are thoroughly enjoying the diverse work of Brooklyn-based Hungarian artist Balint Zsako this morning. Skilled in painting, photography, collage, and sculpture, Zsako's watercolor and ink drawings are some of our favorite!

Vans Classic Tales, Season 2: Anthony Van Engelen and Jason Dill

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A message from our friends at Vans in conjunction with their Vans Classic Tales animation series: Vans is excited to launch Season 2 of Classic Tales, an animated series brought to life by Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig creators, Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger. Pro skateboarder Jason Dill and Anthony Van Engelen kick off another hilarious season of Classic Tales in this week's featured episode....

The Works of Jesús Devia

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sometimes, simple is just what you want. A great set of paintings and drawings from Jesús Devia, a Venezuelan artist who has a great use of color and space in these works we saw today. Born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela, in 1993, Devia is a graphic design student at Universidad de los Andes of Mérida, Venezuela.