Kenny Scharf's "Squirtz" at The Standard in New York

Street Art // Saturday, March 23, 2013
A blue, smiling extra wide, eight-foot sculpture of a character named “Squirtz” was recently installed in the outdoor plaza of The Standard hotel by New York artist, Kenny Scharf. A street and fine artist whose presence has remained visible on the New York streets for 30 years, describes this particular character, “He’s just one of my classic guys.” This sculpture will be on view until April 1, 2013 so go see it in person.

Crime Scene Coffin by Faustine Gau

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
If you want to be burried exactly how you fall, this Crime Scene Coffin by Ohio-based artist Fautine Gau is perfect.

Monocle Visits the Staedtler Pencil Factory in Nuremberg

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
We enjoyed this video by Monocle magazine in which they visit the factory of pencil making company Staedtler in Nuremberg, Germany. Staedtler has been making pencils in Nuremberg since 1662!  

Rime x Hims x Persue

Graffiti // Saturday, March 23, 2013
A nice lineup up of veteran graffiti writers that includes Rime, Hims, and Persue. This stark wall has some color now! 

Sculptures by Michael Trpák

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
We have shown you the work of Czech artist Michael Trpák before on the site when he created this series of cement figures hanging from umbrellas inside the EBC office center in Prague titled Slight Uncertainty. The artist works in a variety of mediums from sculpture to painting and architecture. See more of his work after the jump!

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: '80s & '90s Los Angeles Graffiti by $Path

Graffiti // Friday, March 22, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight we feature the photographs of Flickr member, $Path, whose work documents early graffiti from the 80's and 90's in Los Angeles.

Music Video: Vampire Weekend "Step"

Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Even if you aren't a huge fan of the music of Vampire Weekend, there is something to admire about their artistic practice when it comes to their image. Consistent, unwavering, and clean are words that come to mind, and the look for their upcoming LP, Modern Vampires of The City, keeps with the solid block logo of the band a timeless, if not iconic even-though-you-haven't-seen-it-yet photo for the album cover. The video for the new single, "Step", uses  beautiful, subdued footage of NYC with type that would make Wes Anderson happy. 

MocaTV's Artist Talks visits David Choe in his LA Batcave

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 22, 2013
The latest episode of MOCAtv's Artist Talk with Alia Shawkat and Lance Bangs visits David Choe's Los Angeles batcave. Inside his studio, Choe speaks frankly about the new freedoms and challenges he faces having reached the 'bonus level' of the art world video game. Watch the video after the jump!

Music Video: Sigur Rós “Brennisteinn”

Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Only a few hours left to enter the Juxtapoz x Sigur Rós concert ticket giveaway to see their show at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Monday, March 25. Chances are, the Icelandic band will play some new tunes, including this one, "Brennisteinn," that was just given a music video and will be part of a new album, Kveikur, due out June 17, 2013. Watch, and if you want to enter, post a photo of your favorite place to listen to Sigur Rós on Twitter or Instagram, mention @juxtapozmag and include #SigurRosNYC for a chance to win.

Photo Collage Portraits by Maurizio Galimberti

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 22, 2013
Maybe its cheating with celebrities, but these photo collage portraits by Maurizio Galimberti are quite stunning on a big monitor screen. The photographer is famous for his Polaroid collage portraits, and currently has work on view at the Palazzo Franchetti in Venice that are more Italian landscape works. But this series is something to get lost in today... never-ending wormhole of views here.

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