“Purity” by David Magnusson

Photography // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In his series “Purity”, Swedish photographer David Magnusson photographs the young girls and their fathers who participate in Purity Balls throughout Louisiana, Colorado, and Arizona. At the Purity Balls, these young women pledge to remain virgins until marriage while their fathers sign a commitment to guard their daughters’ chastity.

Art Auction to Benefit Artists #2 @ Incline Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
This is not a rant about artists hounded by high rents leaving San Francisco. It’s a feel-good piece about thanking and honoring artists who, despite the challenges, continue to donate to a worthy, but never-ending, list of needy causes, all the while creating the flavor and character that defines the Bay Area. Please drop by the second annual Art Auction to Benefit the Artists, where the entire proceeds go directly to these artists who heighten and brighten our lives. You’ll like what you see and like how you feel. 

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Converse Blank Canvas: Marco Zamora in Los Angeles

Street Art // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Los Angeles-based artist Marco Zamora, whose work examines beautiful and complex tension between humankind and the urban landscape, graced the back cover of our January, 2015 issue as part of Converse's Blank Canvas project. Watch a video after the jump...

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic @ Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Brooklyn Museum presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, the first museum survey of the artist's rich and prolific career. Comprised of sixty works, the exhibition includes Wiley's early portrait paintings, inspired by the artist's observation of street life in Harlem and set to the visual language of classical European portraiture, as well as his recent explorations in sculpture and stained glass. 

Joyce Pensato "Castaway" @ Petzel Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Joyce Pensato, who was featured in our October 2014 issue, will be opening a new exhibition "Castaway" at Petzel Gallery in NY this Thursday, February 19th. For this exhibition, Pensato will present a new series of paintings and drawings, as well as premiere digital c-prints of her studio taken by the artist and predominantly comprised of collages on her studio walls.

Serena Mitnik-Miller "S W I R L" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
This Thursday, February 19th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be presenting S W I R L, an exhibition of new watercolor works on paper by San Francisco-based artist Serena Mitnik-Miller. With not much more than a faint pencil guide by the artist’s own hand, Mitnik-Miller’s use of pattern and repetition is a core element explored in the artist’s latest series. 

India's largest Mural: Dadasaheb Phalke

Street Art // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In December 2014, as part of the st+art Mumbai festival, Bombay based artist Ranjit Dahiya (Bollywood Art Project) painted a tribute to the father of Indian cinema - Dadasaheb Phalke along with artists Yantr, Munir Bukhari and Nilesh Kharade. At 120 x 150 foot, it is the largest mural in the country.

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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. MrxClownxFace delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Erin M Riley "Something Precious" @ SOZE Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 17, 2015
We are excited to see a Juxtapoz-favorite, Erin M.Riley, open her first Los Angeles solo show at SOZE Gallery in West Hollywood this Saturday, February 21, 2015. The show will feature all new tapestry works from Riley. 

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