Zadok Ben-David's Field of Painted Metal Flowers

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
London-based artist Zadok Ben-David is and avid sculptor, his installations and pieces appear in locations all over the world. This particular travelling installation, entitled Blackfield, features tiny, detailed and hand painted metal flowers stuck in the sand. The flowers are inspired by 19th century Victorian encyclopedia illustrations and each one contains almost 20,000 3-D flora etchings.

Christopher Coppers' Sculptural Magazine Pieces

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
We are both impressed and slightly bummed we hadn't thought of this before, although we're sure we wouldn't have done such a great job. Artist Christopher Coppers takes regular magazines and often based on both the cover and the content inside, will meticulously cut out, or fray, or fold the pages in some way to turn them into meaningful pieces of art! Even sometimes making art out of Art magazines!

MOCAtv's First "The Art of Punk" Episode Focuses on Black Flag

Music // Friday, June 14, 2013
In this excellent debut episode of their "The Art of Punk" series, MOCAtv dissects the art of the legendary Black Flag, from their iconic four bars symbols, to their coveted and now collectable gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts. The distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text featured on most of these was all by none other than Raymon Pettibon. We've been on a art in music kick lately due to our special Beastie Boys issue and this is a wonderful video on the group's commitment to art, featuring interviews with Raymond Pettibon as well as Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Henry Rollins.

Bjork's "Atmospheric Reentry" Headpiece by Maiko Takeda

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
The person singing underneath that crazy, incredible looking headpiece is Bjork. Surprised? Probably not, if you showed us a picture of a woman singing in a crazy outfit that would probably be our first guess too. The headpiece though, was designed by Maiko Takeda and is one of a series of similar pieces entitled Atmospheric Reentry. Maiko grew up in Tokyo and moved to London to study Jewelry Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is currently working on her Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art.

Gusmano Cesaretti "Fragments of Los Angeles (1969 - 1989)" exhibition + book signing @ Family Bookstore, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
On Sunday, June 16, from 7-9PM, influential street documentarian Gusmano Cesaretti (featured in MOCA's Art In the Streets and our joining issue), will have a special book signing and exhibition at Family Bookstore in Los Angeles. The photographer's Los Angeles work will be on display, and his new monograph, Fragments of Los Angeles (1969 - 1989), will be available for purchase and signing. 

Till Rabus' Surrealist Sensualism

Erotica // Thursday, June 13, 2013
From orgiastic tangles of limbs to anthropomorphic still lives, Till Rabus' hyperrealistic paintings are uncanny yet titillating. Rabus graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds. He lives and works between Neuchâtel and Paris.

Michael Yaikel's Psychedelic Geometries

Illustration // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Chilean artist Michael Yaikel creates vibrant psychedelic vignettes where shrouded mystics navigate polygonal landscapes of creeping vines and cloud grazing desert flowers. Seemingly a- and all-historical, at once futuristic and prehistoric, Yaikel's complex geometrically patterned paintings span time and space. Yaikel's works are found on gallery and city walls alike.

The time that Basquiat's Resume Sold for $50,000

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Who says you can't get good money from a resume? Apparently, when he was just a lad of 20, Jean-Michel Basquiat, perhaps the most famous artist to cone out of the early 1980's Downtown NYC scene, made a resume that was such crap, so devoid of actual work experience, he got to throw a big fuck you at everyone for listing Warhol, Tennessee Williams, Glenn O'Brien, and Johnny Carson as his contacts. This resume just sold at Sotheby's for $50,000. Actually, come to think of it, this is probably the greatest resume ever. We are sold. 

"NOME," a Photography Exhibition by Nick Sethi

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
After years of traveling the world assisting Terry Richardson and Jonathan Mannion, Brooklyn-based photographer Nick Sethi has begun to make the same impact on the emerging photography scene. His first solo exhibition, NOME, is a culmination of two recent trips to India. Between living under a bridge for 3 months with homeless kids, to attending a festival with naked holy men doing yoga painted with ash, Nick exposes an unseen and intimate India that is overlooked by the locals, and rarely seen by any photojournalist...

Nakamura Hiroshi's 1950s Protest Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Born in 1932, Nakamura Hiroshi was trained by the Japan Art Alliance as a reportage painter. The Alliance was 'a postwar art group that advocated politically-themed realist painting.' By the 50s, Hiroshi was very involved in depicting protests against the rise of U.S. military bases. He saw himself as a 'reporter at the frontlines' of confrontations, brandishing sketchbook and pencil as opposed to a camera.

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