Guy Bourdin "Image Maker" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

The Nude Drawings of Carmel Jenkin

Erotica // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We can't believe in all the years we have run the Erotica blog on, we have not posted these beautiful paintings and drawings of Carmel Jenkin. We came across these this morning, and like another great artist that paints and draws the human form, Rene Almanza, this series by Jenkin has a classic sense to them, and somewhere we think Egon Schiele is happy. 

Best of 2014: The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This unique archive documents Russian criminals' tattoos and their coded meanings. Included in the collection are more than three thousand tattoo drawings made by Danzig Baldaev during his time as a prison guard between 1948 and 1986. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society...

Mihály Zichy: 19th Century Erotic Art

Erotica // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Born in 1827 in Hungary, Mihály Zichy takes us back in time to an entirely different world of erotic art. For the most part Mihaly was a painter, but these lesser known ink drawings are romantic and honest...

Sp.One adds even more sun to Miami

Graffiti // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
SP.One’s track record consists of flawlessly awesome graffiti pieces, throw-ups and tags, with this new one being so hilariously fun to look at. You know there was a lot of laughing while that smiley face sun was getting painted. 

Nudes and Portraits by Ed Ross

Erotica // Monday, December 15, 2014
Ed Ross is brilliant portrait photographer, and we were taking a look at his nude portraits this morning and realized that we had not posted about his work in a few years. All his portraits are Tintypes, and he talks a lot about "wet plates,"  aka collodion, a photographic process dates from 1851, when talking about his work. Enjoy.

Video: William Eggleston - Imagine Documentary

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
For anyone interested in understanding the history and acceptance of photography as an art form, the work of William Egglestonis a pre-requisite at some point. This Imagine Series did a an insightful documentary on the photographer years ago and it’s worth some time out of your day.

Music Video: Panda Bear "Boys Latin"

Music // Monday, December 15, 2014
Panda Bear has definitely been focusing on some great music video work. We loved the "Mr Noah" video we posted a few weeks ago, but this new animated, psychedelic adventure for the track "Boys Latin" directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura is our favorite to date. 

Jockum Nordström "For the insects and the hounds" @ David Zwirner, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 2014
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Swedish artist Jockum Nordström, which marks his first solo show at the gallery in London. This presentation follows the artist’s recent major European survey, All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again, that was on view in 2013 at Lille Métropole, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, before it traveled to the Camden Arts Centre in London, making it the first solo exhibition of his work in the city. The show is up through January 24, 2015. 

Help ESCIF self-publish his new book, "Elsewhere"

Street Art // Monday, December 15, 2014
Valencia, Spain-based artist Escif has always been one of our favorite artists who works mostly in street art. His gallery show at POW in London a few years back led us to a great cover story with the artist in February 2011. Now, we want to help Escif publish his new book, Elsewhere, which he is trying to put out himself with the help of crowdsource funding. The book will be printed a a first edition of 1000 copies, hard cover, 300 PAGES, with different textures and stocks throughout. Let's make this happen.


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