Ryan McGinley's Fireworks

Erotica // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Another 4th of July is upon us and what better way to celebrate than light up some fireworks and... run through them naked. On second thought, best not to try this one at home. We'll leave the antics up to Ryan McGinley and his fearless models. Happy 4th everyone!

Raymond Pettibon on Baseball

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Because we are celebrating the 4th of July here in the United States, we are looking at some time-honored Amercan traditions to show you, and of course, baseball is about as summer pastime as its going to get. Luckily, Raymond Pettibon, one of the truly great artists of our generation and former Jux cover, has an affinity for baseball as well, and has made a career out of creating brilliant works on the game. 

Jasper John's Flags

Illustration // Thursday, July 04, 2013
“One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag, and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it.” Happy 4th from all of us at the Jux team. Check out these iconic flag pieces by Jasper Johns, and psst-- try staring at the circle at the center of the green flag before focusing on the grey flag beneath it.

How to celebrate George Orwell's 110th Birthday

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Timed with what would have been author George Orwell's 110th birthday on June 25, Dutch collective Front404 decided that they would give out party hats to various surveillance cameras around the city of Utrecht.The collective said of the project, "George Orwell is best known for his book ‘1984’, in which he describes a dystopian future society where the populace is constantly watched by the surveillance state of Big Brother. By putting these happy party hats on the surveillance cameras we don’t just celebrate Orwell’s birthday."

"APPARATUS" Curated by Tim Barber @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
M+B is pleased to announce APPARATUS, a group exhibition curated by Tim Barber. The exhibition will be on view from July 11 through August 31, 2013, with an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 pm. Barber's curation will feature a bunch of artists who have been in the magazine before, including Asger Carlsen, Ryan McGinley, Jerry Hsu, Deanna and Ed Templeton and Santiago Mostyn.

Karla Wozniak "THIS WEATHER IS COSMIC" @ Gregory Lind, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Every time we see Karla Wozniak's work, it is always a pleasure, and we are always excited to see each new body of work she produces. This current show at Gregory Lind Gallery, The Weather is Cosmic (running until July 20th), features oil paintings and works on paper inspired by her new surroundings in east Tennessee where she has now lived since 2011 depicting careful observation of the landscape and a Wozniak's emotional response.

Escif & Pøbel @ PUBLIC ART HORSENS, DENMARK

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Yesterday, we showed you the works of Brad Downey and Sam3 for the street festival Public Art Horsens in Denmark. Today, our friend Henrik Haven sent us shots of Escif and Pøbel and what they have done around town. Escif kept it simple with this horseman, but Pøbel had a bunch of fun with murals and a few conceptual pieces. He created a lot noise in a few of the pieces, but as you get these, there is no sound. Hence the sign pieces being called "Mute."

Niels "Shoe" Meulman "Unism" @ White Walls, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
White Walls is pleased to present Unism, the latest solo show by internationally acclaimed Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulmam, opening July 6, 2013 from 7-11pm. The exhibition will be on view through August 10, 2013 and is free and open to the public. After he coined the term Calligraffiti to describe his work in 2007, artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman (Amsterdam, 1967) returns to San Francisco with a new phrase and eponymous exhibition: Unism (pronounced un-ism, not u-nism).

Ari Marcopoulos for Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"

Music // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We aren't even sure what a Magna Carta Holy Grail is supposed to be, but it sounds like its competing with whatever a Yeezus is. If you have a Samsung Galaxy, maybe you are preparing for your July 4, 12:01am listening session with Jay Z's new LP of both religious and democratic implication (and for the record, we got thrones, yeezuses, Magna Cartas, and Indiana Jones over the past 18 months from Jay and West), but for the rest of us, we have to wait for the 9th of July. In the meantime, we can verify that indeed, street, skate and fashion photpgrapher Ari Marcopoulos has shot some of the imagery for Jay's album. 

The Illustrations of Sam Taylor

Illustration // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Sam Taylor's artwork is not for the polite of heart. Drawing from the lumpy, brash aesthetic of cartoons like The Simpsons and Ren and Stimpy, Taylor presents critical and often tongue-in-cheek subject matter in a deceptively childish style. Fittingly, Taylor often illustrates for Vice and mastheads art collectives like Simpsons Drawing Club. Taylor was born in Leicester, studied in Camberwell and lives in London currently. 

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