Best of 2013: John Wesley "Objects and Paintings" (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Originally published on July 10th, 2013: Even though this show closed last week at David Kordansky in Los Angeles, John Wesley's work, as always, looked fantastic. "Objects and Paintings includes paintings and sculptures from several periods in Wesley’s career; all of them point to the “eccentric precision,” as Dan Flavin described it in the show's catlogue, that has made him one of the indispensible American artists of the post-war period.

Beavis and Butthead Do Christmas

Illustration // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
What better way to pass the time during this holiday season than team up with one of our favorite illustrated duo's to help spread some holiday cheer. Cuddle up by the fire, break out the hot cocoa and spend some quality time with your family, loved ones and your old friends Beavis and Butthead. From the bottom of our hearts, Juxtapoz Illustration loves you.

Happy Holidays!!!

Graffiti // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Happy Holidays! If you’re close to a beach and some sunshine enjoy it, but we don’t want to know about it! 

Merry Xmas!!!

Street Art // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Disregard those dark visions of strangling your relatives and friends. Just stick to the hugs! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Best of 2013: Ben Jones, July 2013

Vault // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The Best of 2013 print edition takes us this Christmas morning to the works of Ben Jones, an artist who has blended a bit of digital art, comics, fine art, installation and animation into one of our favorite art careers going today. Having shown at Deitch Projects, done officially projects with The Simpsons, shown at Transmission LA at MOCA, and done work with Adult Swim, we were lucky to catch Jones at such a pivotal and busy point in his career. 

Merry Christmas From Creepy Santas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Sitting on an overweight stranger dressed in a big red jump suit with a fake beard's lap in a mall can be a little disconcerting sometimes. We understand why these kids are upset. Merry Christmas!

Mark Ryden's Holiday Spirit

Illustration // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Mark Ryden, a past cover artist, is widely considered the "god-father of pop surrealism," and his ouevre is nothing if not diverse in subject matter. His work is inspired by objects, figures and myths that evoke mystery and nostalgia, therefore it stands to reason that Santa would make an appearance (along with Jesus, every now and then). To get you into the holiday spirit we've assembled Ryden's more wintry works, replete with imagined arctic animals, religious ephemera, and even an underwater St. Nick. 

Best of 2013: Bruce Davidson, June 2013

Vault // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Another look into the archives of our print edition in 2013 brings us to one of our favorite issues of the year, the June 2013 Beastie Boys issue. We covered the history behind the iconic album covers and artwork that help create the visual identity of the band, and one of the most unlikely but profound covers was 1994's Ill Communication shot by Magnum photographer, Bruce Davidson. Shot years before, the ADRock loved Davidson's work, and chose this image of the man speaking into the intercom... the rest is in Davidson's words.

Artist Interview: Raymond Lemstra

Illustration // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Inspired by primitive art, Raymond Lemstra focuses on using the most basic components of drawing to evoke a visceral human response. The world Lemstra continues to build with every drawing is both subdued and wonderfully rich, full of mystery and totemic power. "I would happily embrace any comparison to how a kid starts drawing," says Lemstra in our interview, in which he expands on the primitive technique, being an illustrator, his childhood in the Netherlands and hanging out with Moebius.

Joan Salo's Pen Drawings on Canvas

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
We are enjoying the vibrant pen work of Spanish artist Joan Salo. Joan works out of Barcelona and Berlin, creating rich works on canvas solely using pen and ink.

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