Yes, Yes, Yes!: The LEGO Hotel.

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
There is a higher power. Somebody was smart enough to create the LEGO Hotel, placed at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California. First off, having theme rooms of our favorite LEGO sets would be enough, but you have major portions of the hotel built completely out of LEGOs. The 250-room hotel will open on April 5, 2013, and we might just have to report straight from location.

Classic: Nudes by Lev Tchistovsky

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
Born in 1902 in Pskov, Russia, Lev Tchistovsky was a Russian figurative painter heavily focused on feminine, adult nudes. His classical realism carried on throughout his body of work, usually depicting sensual eroticism in the females of that era. He died in Cenevieres, France in 1969.

Juergen Teller "Woo!" @ ICA, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
One of the most influential photographers of the last 30 years (see all the good Marc Jacobs ads), whose style of the over-exaggerated flash has seen countless followers, Juergen Teller just opened Woo! at the ICA in London this week. The exhibition features a "seamless journey through his landmark fashion and commercial photography from the 90s." A great look into the world of a photographer who has some of the most personal photos of influential celebrity-types ever shot.

Preview: Dan Witz "Prisoners 2012-13" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
NYC-based Dan Witz, who has been a pillar of street art over the past 30 years and extremely talented fine artists, has a new show, Prisoners 2012-13 at Lazarides in London opening on Friday, January 25. Witz' debut solo show at Lazarides will feature his paintings from both his Prisoner and now signature Mosh Pit series. The gallery notes that Witz will dispersing his unique stamp on the streets of London by painting one of his prisoners' image onto phone boxes.

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall Toronto featuring Troy Lovegates

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in Toronto, Canada by artist Troy Lovegates. Lovegates, who you may know as OTHER, went with his signature multi-colored figurative style, adding a dreamlike, colorful addition to the Wall to Wall project.

The Works of Alberto Ybarra

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
My art is about life experiences, difficult moments, powerful emotions and thought provoking taboo ideas. Most of my paintings are figurative narratives, which explore sexuality, spirituality and human interaction. Art is a language. Painting is my primary language and it’s the best way I am able to communicate a story. It matters little if what is portrayed is true, only that the final piece is an extension of myself, my experience and unique outlook.

The 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Only a few days remain to check out the 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational at Spoke Art in San Francisco. What is a 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational you may ask? Curator Zach Tutor has compiled a group of 32 contemporary artists, including Audrey Kawasaki, Erik Jones, Joao Ruas, Soey Milk, Conrad Roset who blur "the lines between multitudes of genres into a single, pluralistic whole."

Ai Weiwei @ Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei's first major survey of his work in the United States? Need we say more? Go to the Hishhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and see the work of one of the most important contemporary artists today. It is on view until February 24th.

Air Drive by Renaud Marion

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
French photographer Renaud Marion has taken the wheels of a classic automobiles in his new series, Air Drive. Although we find this series maddening because of the absence of floating cars in the world today, with most futurists getting this all wrong (we will probably have to wait until 2030 or something), Marion's series gives these cars a new look, a fresh vantage point, and an appreciation for how well-designed some of the silhouettes really are.

Marc Quinn: "Planet" @ Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Recently, we did a walk down memory lane at Marc Quinn's incredible Planet bronze and steel sculpture,  displayed at the Beyond Limits exhibition in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the UK in 2008. Last week, we did a walk down 90 degrees near the equator in Singapore's Gardens By The Bay complex and saw the installation process of ... guess what... Marc Quinn's Planet sculpture. The sculpture was donated for permanent display at the Gardens by the Bay.

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