Needles and Pens 10 Year Anniversary show @ Luggage Store Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
One of our favorite institutions and longtime supporters of the local San Francisco art scene, Needles and Pens, have now officially been doing their thing for 10 years aka a decade! Round of applause everyone! In celebration of this awesome accomplishment they are throwing a massive group show with over 70 participating artists, a book release, and live bands at the opening reception. Party! The opening reception goes down tomorrow, May 10, at the Luggage Store in San Francisco and we strongly suggest you come out to this very special event.

Jane Alexander "Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope)" @ The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Juxtapoz will be headed to NYC this week for all the festivities around Frieze and the surrounding art fairs. But one thing we will definitely be checking out is Jane Alexander, cover artist of our Contemporary African Art survey in November 2008, and her installation work with Museum for African Art that is residing at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue.

Thinkspace curates "LAX / PHL" @ Gallery 309, Philadelphia

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Los Angeles based gallery Thinkspace has teamed up with Gallery 309 in Philadelphia, PA to present ‘LAX / PHL’. This special group exhibition has been curated by Thinkspace to further introduce our roster to the City of Brotherly Love. Featuring new works from over 40 artists from around the world and an installation from Philly’s very own NoseGo, the exhibition will run from May 11th through June 21st.

How Historical Figures Would Have Looked Today

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
A history TV channel called Yesterday comissioned this series of famous faces from history with modern makeovers. The project saw digital artists working closely with history experts to ensure that the historical characters were given a real sense of how they would look in the 21st century. We hope that they continue the series...what would Genghis Khan look like?

Watch: Graffiti Artist uses Rotting Fruit to Paint Wall

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Brazilian graffiti artist Narcelio Grud gathers rotting produce from the streets of a local market and paints a wall with the fruit in vegetables in his latest video, Tropical Hungry. 

Beautiful Murals by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
We love these murals by Iranian street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo. They are fun, playful, bright, and the perspective, depth, and imagination are fantastic! Mehdi has painted over 100 murals in the Iranian capital of Tehran. He studied at Tarbiat Modares University and is the owner and designer of his mural painting company Blue Sky Painters Company.

A Steamroller Music Box and Knitting Machine by Dave Cole

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Dave Cole re-appropriates existing "tools "gives them a new purpose. For his The Music Box piece, the artist dismantled a 22,000 lb. steamroller, refabricating more than 80% of it and converting it into a fully functioning music box. Watch a video after the jump of his Knitting Machine piece. Helping two excavators knit an American flag looks like a tedious, long process. And don't miss his jackhammer orchestra…

3D Digital Illustrations by Antoni Tudisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at the digital art of a young graphic designer and illustrator from Germany, Antoni Tudisco. Only 21, Antoni has worked for Nike, Vans, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Reebok and MTV.

The Popular Workshop Presents 'Low Subject'

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The Popular Workshop is proud to present Low Subject opening May 10, 2013, featuring new work by David Bayus, Kate Bonner and Nico Krijno. A work of art being understood as something that embodies itself is perhaps the oldest myth in art..

What's The Time?: Todd "REAS" James for "The Skills to Pay the Bills"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Our Beastie Boys issue is now out in the world, and today we look at the contributions of Todd James, known sometimes as REAS, to the BBoys canon. James created a few animations and graphic works for the Beasties, including the Dusted Elephant. He also created the animated sequence for the 1992 B-side, "The Skills to Pay the Bills." 

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