Best of 2013: Kohei Yoshiyuki's "The Park"

Photography // Saturday, December 21, 2013
Originally published on April 25th 2013: This morning we take a look at Japanese photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki's series of black-and-white photographs from the 1970s. Using a 35mm camera, infrared film, and flash, Kohei documented people who gathered in several of Tokyo's parks at night for romantic rendezvous and the many spectators that lurked in the bushes to watch and sometimes participate. The photos are raw, voyeuristic and uncomfortable...

Pardee's Picks: Retroband Holiday Workshop Visit

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 21, 2013
The North Pole may indeed house the most famous hand-made toy factory in history. However, with the ever-growing popularity of vinyl toys, customized blanks, resin casts and collectable high end japanese bootlegs, hundreds of one-man toy factories are hiding all around the world. One of these passionate little workshops in particular, RETROBAND is snuggled in a location that no North Pole elf would even survive in: San Antonio, Texas.

Best of 2013: Erik Parker, April 2013

Vault // Friday, December 20, 2013
For the past few days, we have been looking back at our print archives to see some of our favorite features from 2013, and today we show you the piece we did on NYC-based Erik Parker in April 2013. At the time the piece came out, Parker just opened a show at Pace Prints in NYC, and one of our favorite shows of 2012, "Bye, Bye Babylon" at Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC. We caught Parker at a creative, prolific moment...

New Work From Killer Acid

Illustration // Friday, December 20, 2013
Rob Corradetti (Killer Acid) is an artist born in Delaware. He has called New York City his home for 13 years.  His drawings swarm with otherworldly characters, satanic monsters, perverted aliens, and rock and roll burn-outs. His Screen Prints are a marriage of intricate pen and ink drawings, cut and paste collage, and intense pop psychedelic colors...

LUSH "Original Illustrations" @ Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Our good friend LUSH is bringing his hilarious series of Instagram illustrations to Backwoods Gallery for a proper gallery showing. Aka, you can go buy one now. The show opens tonight, December 20th, and this could be a good time for you to get a Christmas gift for your very graffiti friendly family member.

Steven Harrington x colette Holiday Collection

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Keeping with some last minute, "I'm in Paris," looking for holiday ideas, Steven Harrington has created a capsule collection with colette that features some clever postcard designs, a candle, and a few lighters. We need a few lighters actually... how else do you light your scented candles to get in the holiday mood?

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: FUCT

Graffiti // Friday, December 20, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Fuct.

Luna Rienne Curates Permanent Collection for the Grand Hyatt SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Luna Rienne Gallery has curated seven-large scale paintings at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco in Union Square by local Bay Area artists David Choong Lee, Damon Soule, Mario Martinez, Reuben Rude, Erik Otto, and Ursula Xanthe Young.

Before I Die...

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Candy Chang, New Orleans artist, urban planner, and TED Senior Fellow, believes that, “Our public spaces are as profound as we allow them to be.” Passionate about personal well-being and shared life, Chang creates public art that prompts neighbors to think about and discuss their hopes and dreams.

Best of 2013: Miniature Models of Famous Artists in Their Studios

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Originally published on March 8th, 2013: We are really enjoying New York-based painter and sculptor Joe Fig's miniature dioramas of famous artists in their studios. He has painstakingly sculpted the studios of everyone from Jackson Pollock to Ryan Mcginness!

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