Music Video: JJ DOOM “Bookhead” directed by Steve “ESPO” Powers

Music // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Two of our favorite things, all in one visual. Steve "ESPO" Powers directing MF DOOM's new project, JJ DOOM. The 2x Juxtapoz cover artist teamed up with the now London-residing DOOM and his newest collaboration with Jneiro Jarel to give a video of the track "Bookhead." The video depicts our Saturday nights: corner liquor store, then reading a bit of Chaucer at the local library. Listening to DOOM. They read our mind... 

Last Day: 3D "Fire Sale" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Well, shit, its the last day to see Massive Attack's 3D and his solo show Fire Sale at Lazarides Rathbone in London, but hey, better late than ever. The show represents a u"nique retrospective of painting and design that have helped define Massive Attack over the past 20 years, covering the pages of sketchbooks to 12 million record sleeves.Previously unseen pieces created for Massive Attack's latest album Heligoland (2010) will be exhibited alongside archival works painted and screen printed for the first time from 1991's Blue Lines and 1994's Protection.

Paul McCarthy "WS" @ Park Avenue Armory, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
The “ribald, pop-culture-obsessed provocateur” (The New York Times) Paul McCarthy (cover of Juxtapoz in Nov/Dec 1999) applies his signature, irreverent wit to take aim at American myths and icons in WS, his largest work to date and the pinnacle of his creative output. Adding a touch of malice to subjects that have been traditionally revered for their innocence or purity, McCarthy weaves together a massive, fantastical forest of towering trees with grotesque video projections of iconic characters playing out their own fairy tale drama in a replica of his childhood home.

Leah Gordon's Photographs of Kanaval in Haiti

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
This morning we take a look back at Leah Gordon's extraordinary collection of photographs charting Haitain hisstory through its street carnival, "Kanaval." Leah Gordon is an artist and curator whose work has been exhibited internationally. And, among other honors, she is also the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince.

Yasuaki Oishi's Negative Space "Reverse of Volume RG" Installations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Using translucent plastic sheets and hot black glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki Oishi shapes amazing floating sculptures. His process begins by draping the plastic over some sort of mold, whether it be cardboard boxes, or in the most recent case, a car. He then ties lines of string above the plastic and proceeds to drip the hot black glue down over the string to the plastic. When "mold" is removed, voila! Watch a video after the jump...

The National Pyrotechnic Festival Photographed by Thomas Prior

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
We are pretty sure, from these photos, that the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico does not have any safety standards. The nine day festival features rides, food, music, and of course fireworks. New York-based photographer Thomas Prior travelled down to the festival to document the chaos, excitement, explosions, and fun?

Paintings by Hyon Gyon Park

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
We are really enjoying the work of South Korean artist Hyon Gyon Park this morning. Park had her first solo exhibition in the US at Shin Gallery in NYC this spring. We were lucky enough to catch some of her large-scale work in person at ArtMRKT in San Francisco this year and it is truly spectacular. 

Photographs of Paint and Objects Exploding out of Light Bulbs

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Jon Smith takes your standard incadescent light bulb and fills and covers them with various objects, paint, and other mysterious substances. He then photographs them exploading into colorful and visually exciting in front of his camera. 

Spencer Tunick, May 2013

Vault // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This past May, we were very excited to print an exclusive interview with famed photographer and public artist, Spencer Tunick. As you probably know, Tunick is the photographer with the knack of getting a large group of people to strip naked, go somewhere very public, and be photographed as a collective and spirit of bare emotion. His works are powerful, unifying, provocative, and at times, just really damn fun and full of life. We loved the piece, and wanted to share it with our online readers. 

Art by Simon Prades

Illustration // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Simon Prades is a freelancing illustrator living and working in Saarbrucken Germany. He teaches illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. Over the last years he has been working for companies such as the New York Times, The New Statesmen, The New Republic and NIKE. His work is sensitive and gritty, illustrations that make serious use of the artist's hand. They exhibit a sense for exquisite linework in a variety of different mediums.

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