The controversial and provocative photographic work of Andres Serrano

Photography // Friday, February 28, 2014
Andres Serrano is extremely well known yet underappreciated. The majority of people who are aware of his work are only familiar with his publicity stunt "Piss Christ," where he soaked a crucifix of Jesus in urine. While this may seem vile, Serrano is interested in what contemporary religion and sexuality look like. Many may claim this statement, but none have explored it in such an arduous and disturbing manner as Serrano. 

Chuck Close: Nudes 1967-2014 @ Pace Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
Chuck Close: Nudes 1967-2014 opens at Pace Gallery in New York today, February 28th. While renowned worldwide for more than five decades of portraiture, Close has in the same course of time investigated, experimented and explored another subject with equal virtuosity: the body...

Sacha Goldberger’s Superhero Grandma

Photography // Friday, February 28, 2014
When photographer Sacha Goldberger saw that his 91-year-old grandmother, Frederika, was stuck in a sorrowful state of apathy and unhappiness, he made it his goal to correct this through a new photographic project. The result was a collection of images where he created a superhero persona played by his grandmother in full costumes including face paint and props. 

Herra Kuulapaa's High Speed Photos of Bullets

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
Finnish photographer's Herra Kuulapaa's high speed photographs capture bullets traveling at more than 800 mph! In the series, High Speed Ballistics, Kuulapaa shows ammunition from various guns paused in mid-flight, flame, gun powder sprays and all. 

Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
Jointly organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa is a fantastic new exhibit on display at YBCA through June 29th. Bringing together 25 artists and collectives who disrupt expected images of a country known through its apartheid history...

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, February 28, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Examining the Mind of a Killer Through Food

Photography // Thursday, February 27, 2014
In Henry Hargreaves’s body of work “No Seconds,” he photographs the final meals requested by death row inmates which are paired with text describing the requested meal, the name of the criminal, and the crime he/she committed. Photographed in the style of a visual survey, each image appeals to a person’s desire to understand the inner workings of their criminal minds. 

Trailer: "Teenage" Documentary by Matt Wolf

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 27, 2014
This is a film we have been looking forward to all year, and with the extra addition of Bradford Cox's musical score (the man behind Deerhunter and Atlas Sound), we are even more intrigued. "Teenage" is a new documentary by Matt Wolf that researches and examines the birth and prominence of youth and teenager culture in post-20th Century wartime eras. The film will be out on March 14 in select theaters, but we have the trailer today... 

Ornamental Conifer’s Custom Painted Awards For The One Motorcycle Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 27, 2014
Australian based artist Ornamental Conifer (Nico Sclater) was recently asked to custom paint 10 motorcycle tanks to be given away as awards at the fifth annual One Motorcycle Show. Known for his stunning, perfectly crafted, hand painted jackets, helmets, signs, motorcycles, murals and more, these lucky winners didn’t just get an award… they got a beautiful work of art.

Dustin Yellin "$50,000, Two Parachutes and a Crab's Suit" @ Richard Heller Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 27, 2014
Red Hook, Brooklyn based fine artist Dustin Yellin just opened a new body of work, "$50,000, Two Parachutes and a Crab's Suit" at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica this past weekend. For the show, Yellin is showing six-life sized "psychogeographies," a term he's adapted from French situationists of the 1950's, as well as other works encased in glass in a similar vein. The work is inspired by the Terracotta Warriors and Horses... 

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