"Mr Bitchin'": Robert Williams Documentary @ Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
This past weekend at Comic-Con, our founder, Robert Williams, saw his long-overdue, and long in process documentary, Mr. Bitchin';, take home the honor of "Best Documentary at Comic-Con Int’l Independent Film Fest." A pretty great feat consider all the competition. Now, for all our friends in Southern California and beyond, you can see a special presentation of Mr Bitchin' at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on July 30, at 7:30pm. And for all our readers, we have a special offer for you... 

Wall Therapy 2013

Street Art // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tomorrow, Juxtapoz will be heading over to Rochester, New York to bring you exclusive coverage of what’s happening at the week long mural and arts festival known as Wall Therapy. Now in its third year, the South Wedge neighborhood is the primary focus for local and international artists to provide inspiration in the form of murals. With over 30 artists participating, we expect to see a diverse amount of work from artists such as Connor Harrington (Juxtapoz December 2012 cover artist), Lady Pink, Faith47, Daleast, Labrona, Freddy Sam, and many more. Stay posted on our exclusive coverage.

Unreal/Hyperreal Paintings by Damian Loeb

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We are still trying to figure this artist out, because I have spent a good bit of time staring at this image above and can't wrap my head around the fact that this is a painting. Not in that, oh, it should be a photograph way, but just the immense skill at color and shade that Damian Loeb must have. All of these paintings, depicting intimate moments in bedrooms, either nude or minimally clothed, are just breathtaking to take in. 

Time Of War: Photography by Olivier Valsecchi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We are loving this beautiful series of nude photographs by French photographer, Olivier Valsecchi. Capturing both motion, skin, and the surreal nature of the materials that the bodies are brushing off, the works almost appear to be traveling through time, bringing with them materials from outer space. 

Rene Almanza: "Gloves"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Our friends at Juxtapoz Latin America just posted this fantastic video of Monterrey, Mexico-based Rene Almanza working on some experimental painting techniques, mainly with the use of gloves. As you can see in the video, the gloves allow for an extremely fluid motion in Almanza's paintings, taking his already motion technique and allowing him to move the characters body and expressions without having to actually imply their movement. The end results are stunning... 

New works by Aakash Nihalani

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Friend of the magazine Aakash Nihalani has a few new installations in New York that just opened featuring his signature works and transformations with tape. At the Parrish Art Museum, he created tape installations on the exterior of the museum, while he went on inside to Tripoli Gallery and opened a solo show, Aaranged, featuring triangular and geometric tape pieces. Check out some of the works after the jump . . . 

Let's Interact with the work of ALESSANDRO DIDDI

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
There has been a great group of artists creating these cool little universes that morph both the physical and illustrative and create optical illusions of horseplay between artist and character. Italian artist Alessandro Diddi has some of the best pieces we have seen, especially this gem with his hand and pencil drawing. 

Trailer: "Everybody Street" directed by Cheryl Dunn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We have spent nearly 20 years spotlighting various NYC street photographers, from Bruce Davidson, Ricky Powell to Martha Cooper, and now there is something comprehensive to link it all together. Cheryl Dunn herself has directed the documentary and sure fire must-view, Everybody Street, a compelling look at NYC's most famed street photoographers. The city has practically invented the term, so let's watch a trailer to catch up on the subject... this is a great example of Kickstarter done well. 

"30 Zines" by Austin McManus

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Need a good recommendation for some quality printed material to fill that vacant space on your coffee table, bookshelf or even that coveted spot on top of the toilet? The Flop Box has just released a new 84-page zine by Austin McManus entitled “30 Zines.” The New York-based artist has produced a number of diverse themed zines over the years, this one having covers inspired by the early designs of Ed Ruscha small edition books. Each cover is a completely different color, revealing the edition number in bold text and making them one of a kind art objects. he contents inside are a collection of photographs compiled by McManus, friends, and as the website states “classified and unclassified sources.”

Jeffrey Deitch Leaving MOCA... Announcement Tomorrow?

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
When Jeffrey Deitch decided to close his namesake Deitch Projects gallery in NYC in 2010 to take over as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, there were grumblings, mixed with general excitement, and perhaps some sort of anticipation that a blueprint would be established for struggling institutions in the coming years. The idea seemed innocent enoug: hire a high-powered, independent galleriest/curator to help create a program and direction for museum's to exist in an increasingly difficult era for major museums to hold the public's interest, and money, for more than one show a year. Well, this experiment may officially be over, as the LA Times is reporting Deitch will be leaving the MOCA for NYC ... 

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