Limited Edition May 2013 Cover by Camille Rose Garcia Now Available in Web Store

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Our very special, limited edition May 2013 cover by Camille Rose Garcia is now available in our web store. Make sure to grab one before they sell out! The May issue features Kenny Scharf, Spencer Tunick, ROA, Charlie Roberts, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Kazuki Takamatsu, Fulvio di Piazza, Odd Nerdrum, Thomas Campbell, Mark Ryden, and Bill Daniel!

Ragnar Kjartansson x The National "A Lot of Sorrow" @ MoMA PS1, Long Island City

Music // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Phish probably pulled off the six-hour show, and perhaps for some, it all sounded like the same song. Well, Brooklyn's The National is going to take this concept up a notch. In collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, the band will play their track "Sorrow" from the 2010 LP High Violet, for six straight, continuous hours. That's right, 360 minutes, and because the song is around 3:25, that is just a lot of "Sorrow" in a row. The artist's idea? "By stretching a single pop song into a day-long tour de force the artist continues his explorations into the potential of repetitive performance to produce sculptural presence within sound."

Roger Ballen "I Fink U Freeky" @ Mouche Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
From the Gallery: Keiko Noah Maestro at Mouche Gallery along with Michael Florian, creative director of Mouche Gallery, invite you to get sucked into the vortex of the award winning viral video sensation “I Fink U Freeky” world of Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord at Mouche Gallery. Installation opens on April 26, 2013 during the Paris Photo LA 2013. The primitive, provocative paintings and drawings at the core of the composition of these exquisite photographs pose center stage and take on a life of their own at this installation at Mouche Gallery.

Paintings by Tomokazu Matsuyama

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
New York-based, Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama spent his childhood between Japan and America, bring up questions about his national and individual identity. This is reflected in both the style and subject of many of his paintings as he draws influences from both modern art and Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras.

20-Foot Balloon Dinosaur by Alrigami @ VA Museum of Nat. History

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Clowns who can make balloon dogs are cool and all, but why not step up your game and make a 20-foot long balloon dinosaur for your kid's next birthday? Alrigami (headed by Larry Moss) worked to create this balloon acrocanthosaurus for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Educational Centre in El Chaparral by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
This educational center in El Chaparral, Spain by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda consists of walls and a ceiling with variable section, elements that create a sequence of compressed and decompressed spaces determined by their use.

Francesca Pasquali's 3D Straw Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Italian artist Francesca Pasquali cuts plastic draws at varying lengths and arranges them in patterns to create her sculptures. The seemingly simple concept results in a visually captivating and textured landscape. Francesca relates her work with plastic to ideas in the natural world saying, "Observing nature itself, I transfer the essential being of it. The interlacing forms transform the industrial material into soft and sensual shapes."

Oskar Korsár's Ink Drawings

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
We are enjoying the drawings of Stockholm-based artist Oskar Korsár this morning. Oskar's female figures occupy commonplace settings awkwardly. His style and imagery reference his own experiences between the ages of 8 and 16 living in a Mongolian yurt in the forests of Northern Sweden.

Gary Baseman, Jan/Feb 2001

Vault // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As we showed you earlier on the site today, Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman will be opening his first solo musuem survey this week at Skirball Cultural Center. In conjunction with the opening and our 10+ years  of covering Gary's work in the magazine, we look back on a classic article we had in the Jan/Feb 2001issue, #30, where Cleatus Broadus (yep, things were silly in 2001) catches up the "Dumb Luck" of Baseman. Congrats Gary on the museum show.... 

Lost and Found and Inspirational Flyer Series by Nathaniel Russel

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Last month, or better known as the April 2013 issue, we featured one of our favorite artists, Indianapolis-based Nathaniel Russell. One of our favorite parts of the robust body of work from Russell are his flyers and "Lost and Found" pieces, where both humor and a WTF that was amazing moment combine into something far more witty than an average flyer. Needles and Pens in SF has compiled many of these pieces in a 'zine, Public Notice. 

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