25 Years Ago Today, Jean-Michel Basquiat Died

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
On August 12, 1988, one of the most influential and famed artists to emerge from late 20th Century American art, especially downtown NYC art, combining Neo-expressionist, graffiti, music, and poetry,  died from a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Jean-Michel Basquiat, in his life and in his death, was both a symbol of the power of art and creativity, but also a symbol of the power of the art market. He continues to this day to be a favorite amongst our readers, and art collectors around the world. 

Chris Johanson for MOCAtv: "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" Film

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
In conjunction with his exhibition at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, Chris Johanson just released a film through MOCA.tv, "Within the River of Time Is My Mind,"  featuring Johanson's new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation, is on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center and has been extended through October 13, 2013. 

Werner Herzog "Hearsay of the Soul" @ The Getty Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
Hearsay of the Soul is film director Werner Herzog's first video art installation. Projected on three adjacent walls and eighteen minutes in length, the five-channel video combines selected landscape etchings by Hercules Segers (Dutch, about 1589–about 1638) with the contemporary avant-garde music of composer/cellist Ernst Reijseger (Dutch, born 1954). The juxtaposition of Segers's lush prints of enigmatic vistas with Reijseger's expressive and experimental music results in a richly layered work that is both intimate and epic.

The Work of Dave Cooper

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
This morning we thought we would take a look back at the work of Ottawa-based artist Dave Cooper before. Dave enjoyed a successful career in the American underground comic scene of the late 1990s as the author and illustrator of award-winning graphic novels as well as a designer, producer and creator in the field of animation. Dave was part of Juxtapoz' 18th birthday exhibition back in 2012.

New Work by Kyle Kogut

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
We profiled Philadelphia-based artist Kyle Kogut in the July, 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine. This morning we take a look at some of his more recent work and what the wonderful perspetive he gave us back in July!

Rubiks Cube Art by Cube Works Studio

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
We have embarrasingly never actually solved a Rubik's cube. Cube Works Studio has taken the Rubik's cube and turned it into incredible works of art but intricately twisting the colors into the correct pattern and laying hundreds of them out to create portraits!

Heather Hansen's "Emptied Gestures"

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
Heather Hansen uses performance, her body, movement, and charcoal and pastel to create her large-scale drawings. By moving her joints, extending her back, stretching and contracting, Heather creates drawings. Her latest project, 'Emptying Gestures,' "is an experiement in kenitect drawing." She says, "I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and reating something new in the process."

The Mind Melting work of Flakonkishochki

Illustration // Sunday, August 11, 2013
Lets take a trip into the psychedellic brain of Andrey Kasay aka  Flakonkishochki (which literally translates to “BottleOfBowels”). His conceptual illustration is laced with hyper-sexual pups, businessmen, surreal tendencies and of course, meat. New favorite from a reader submission. This is borderline questionable for work... let that be you warning. Thanks Andrey!!

Sand Calligraphy by Andrew Van Der Merwe

Street Art // Sunday, August 11, 2013
Using writing instruments specifically for sand and techniques learned from over 20 years of being a calligrapher, CapeTown, South Africa artist, Andrew Van Der Merwecreates elegant sand drawings. Speaking on his practice, "The work is usually very temporal, often lasting no more than an hour before it is taken by the wind or the tide. I carve the letters in the sand using various instruments and then photograph them with my Nikon D700. I leave no footprints and the tide leaves me with a clean slate.”

New Mural by Freddy Sam in Philadelphia

Street Art // Saturday, August 10, 2013
Working with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and students from Sayre High School, South African artist, Freddy Sam created this mural entitled “Together Moving Mountains” in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. The mural depicts a springbok (a species of antelope) drinking from a river with abstract design and patterns at the bottom. To see the piece in person head to 161 Cecil B. Moore.

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