An Absurd Swiss Army-Type Knife from 1880

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
We recently visited the Swiss Army Knife factory and saw their collection of vintage knives. We have also seen the ridiculousness that is the Wenger 16999. This "multi-tool' though tops them all. Created by John S. Holler in Germany around 1880, the knife has 100 functions including shears, an auger, saws, a lancet, cigar cutter, pens, straight razor and piano tuner. And yes, that is a fully functioning .22 caliber five-shot pinfire revolver you see there.

Sculptures by AJ Fosik

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Using locally sourced lumber grown in Oregon, AJ Fosik creates his signature and ever evolving sculptural work. The wonderful figures and anthropomorphized fantastical creatures are built using a complex process involving arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished woods which are then painted vibrant colors and patterns.

Night: New Work by Jose Di Gregorio and Jared Tharp

Illustration // Thursday, October 03, 2013
 “Night”, new work by Jose Di Gregorio and Jared Tharp opens Friday, October 4th with reception from 6-10pm at Bows Collective in Sacramento, CA. 'I don’t actually fully understand my relationship with art to be honest and I don’t know that I ever will. It sometimes seems like I just have a compulsion to make stuff. I just try to paint what I want to see.' Admits Jared... a good, honest man. 

Chris Burden "Extreme Measures" @ New Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The talk of the town in and on one of the most interesting buildings in town. Chris Burden's much-anticipated Extreme Measures just opened at the New Museum in NYC, and outside of the museum. "Spanning a forty-year career and moving across mediums, 'Extreme Measures' presents a selection of Burden’s work focused on weights and measures, boundaries and constraints, where physical and moral limits are called into question."

JR "Actions" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Look who is back in London. French artist JR, past Juxtapoz cover artist. TED Award winner, and international superstar of positive and stimulating Public Art projects, will show once again with Lazarides Gallery with Actions.  JR will partner with Lazarides for a large-scale exhibition filling two floors of their flagship gallery on Rathbone Place as well as an outdoor public installation on multiple sites across the nationʼs capital. And by nation's capital we mean the one that is not shut down. Across the pond.

IN L.A.: NEW IMAGE POP-UP GALLERY @ SPACE 1520

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
We recently stopped by Space 1520 for the opening of New Image’s Pop-Up Gallery, featuring works from a ton of Juxtapoz featured aritsts and friends including Date Farmers, Richard Colman, Cleon Peterson, Misha Hollenbach, David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, and more. The show closed and was open a week, but we captured a few looks of the space. Photos from the opening and more after the jump… 

Todd 'REAS' James @ Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A few weeks back, we mentioned that NYC's Todd "REAS" James was going to open a new exhibition, Business As Usual, at Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid, Spain. Well, that show opened. And then we didn't show you the art. And then we saw the art. And then we saw the art in context of the space. And then we thought, wow, that is beautiful. And now we share with you... 

Paintings by Robin F. Williams

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
We love these paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Robin F. Williams. She has a fantastic sense of color, light, texture and composition.

Interview: Don Pendleton @ Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Former Juxtapoz cover artist (June 2012) Don Pendleton will be opening a solo show at Artists republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach on October 3rd, 2013. Thw how features new, iconic works from Pendleton, portraying what A Heart As Heavy As Night means to him. 

Installations Created From Beads by Liza Lou

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Liza Lou's exhibition, Kitchen, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art consisted of 30 million beads and took five years to create. While her more recent work is more minimal, it is just as impressive, delicate, and beautiful.