The Cat Show @ White Columns, New York

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Cat Show curated by Rhonda Lieberman at White Columns in New York opened on June 14th and since then has gathered some attention. Critics like Jerry Saltz have been singing praise and the cats have been finding homes. The exhibition essentially functions as a play space filled with stray cats that are up for adoption (or to use the playful puns on White Column's website  a "pussy playground" with "purr-formers").  If you happen to be looking for a cat, or are open to being charmed to the point of adoption, the adoption events have been extended to every Friday and Saturday during gallery hours (12-6 pm) with exception to 4th of July weekend.

The Environmental art of Christo and Jeanne claude

Street Art // Saturday, June 29, 2013
Coincidentally born on the same date, Christo and Jeanne Claude were prolific environmental artists whose projects took extensive time to complete and were always very large in scale. Often using fabric and rope to create their work, the two re-visualized the landscape making for a new esthetic impact. One of their last major works was the “The Gates” in New York City’s Central Park, which consisted of 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles. The two insisted that the purpose of their art was simply to bring joy and beauty and create new ways at looking at familiar landscapes.

Video: D30 x LAFS - NO PEACE AMERICA

Graffiti // Saturday, June 29, 2013
As America heads recklessly into a pervasive surveillance state, where hyper-paranoia of “terrorism” threatens civil liberties, a select few are still risking their freedom to paint the clean train system in style. D30 and LAFS crew can be seen in this video infiltrating, evading, and conquering. 

In L.A.: Tonight We Fight @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening reception of “Tonight We Fight,” a group show curated by Luke Pelletier.  The show featured the works of  Ben Jensen, Dillon Froelich, Eric McHenry, John Malta, Luke Pelletier, Michael Hsiung, Mildred, Miles Jackson, Nathan Brown, Pacolli, Sean Morria, Teddy Kelly and Yarrow Slaps, exploring the conflicts, compromises, shared opportunities, collaborations, and joint efforts, or lack there of, involved in working, alongside others, towards a common goal. Photos and more after the jump…

Kilian Eng, June 2012

Vault // Friday, June 28, 2013
One of our favorite artists of the past three years, Sweden-based Kilian Eng, just released his new book, Object 10, through Floating World Comics. Because we like any good time to check in with Eng and see what new works and projects he has going on, we look back on his interview in the print pages of Juxtapoz in June 2012, where we discuss science-fiction, other universes, and Ligne Claire. 

Installation by Anya Sirota + AKOAKI in Amilly, France

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Michigan-based design studio, Anya Sirota + AKOAKI created this great installation of two 30-feet large star sculptures in a defunct tannery in Amilly, France. As UR Design notes, "The project, titled Pop It Up, comes at a critical moment for the tannery complex. Come fall 2013, the site will be converted into a cultural art center. In its current state of coming-undone-ness, however, with its bared concrete structure and second-story wood flooring and windows removed, the surviving architecture offers exceptional opportunities for experimentation and interim engagement." Its Friday, we like sharing quotes. 

EINE for Louis Vuitton

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
In a long line of artist collaborations with fashion giant Louis Vuitton, UK-based EINE has recently created a scarf with the brand. Or as we just learned, a "'Giant Square' scarf, which measures an impressive 136cm x 136cm." EINE's alphabet style is emblazoned all over the scarf, spelling out things like "Louis Vuitton," and "Great Adventures." This past week, a pop-up shop opened at Selfridges on Oxford Street in the heart of London, featuring both EINE's art and the scarf collaborations. 

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: 70s Los Angeles Chicano gang graffiti photography by Howard Gribble

Graffiti // Friday, June 28, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week highlights the photography of Howard Gribble, particularly his work from the 1970's of Chicano gang graffiti in the Los Angeles area.

"Purity of Heart" in Denmark by El Mac

Street Art // Friday, June 28, 2013
Three striking portraits grace the side of this orphanage in Denmark courtesy of the Los Angeles-based artist, El Mac. The new piece entitled “Purity of Heart” was influenced after Seren Kierkegaard’s book “Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing.” The artist is in Denmark for his exhibition at Galerie Wolfsen and had already completed another large mural previous to this one.

Illustrations by Iain Macaruthur

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Born in Swindon, England in 1986, Iain Macarthur became a fanatic of art at the age of eight when he was first introduced to art through the medium of cartoon television shows and comic books. As he grew older, he diverted from Anime drawings to more realistic figures and faces, always striving to make them more detailed and photorealistic. Iain describes his work as surreal and unique in its own way.

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