In L.A.: Gary Baseman's NIGHTMARES OF HALLOWEEN'S PAST Opening

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
We recently attended the opening of Gary Baseman’s latest exhibition “Nightmares of Halloween's Past” at the newly opened KK Gallery in Los Angeles' historic Chinatown. We interviewed Gary last week about the opening, and we may have had a drink with him in LA this past Thursday. But we think you should just check the photos and more after the jump.

Damien Hirst "Verity" Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Finally, we found our Halloween costume. Recently, Damien Hirst's 66-foot bronze sculpture, Verity, was placed/erected/dropped in the coastal town of Ilfracombe, England. That is 66-feet of naked pregnant bronze woman holding a sword aloft standing upon legal books, with half her innards exposed and half her body just fully bronze and naked. For those into language, "verity" means "truth" in Italian.

Pardee's Picks: The Works of Ricky Watts

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A few months ago, Ricky Watts' art wowed attendees at San Francisco's Outside Lands Music Festival as one of his most iconic illustrations dangled royally from the 40 foot tall main stage, but the northern California-based illustrator has been consistently sharpening his technical art skills for years...

Nuart 2012: SABER Interview and Performance Video

Graffiti // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Juxtapoz had the honor of flying halfway across the world with SABER this past month for Nuart in Stavanger, Norway, and we weren't sure what sort of installation piece he was gonig to create. Fresh off of SABER's skywriting project over Manhattan days earlier, the LA-based graffiti artist and activist remained in a political mood, and decided to not only create a classic SABER piece, but buff it at the opening in front of hundreds of people.

Opening: Jason Jägel "The Castle & Other Works" @ Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
One of our favorite artists, SF-based Jason Jägel, just opened a new exhibition, The Castle and Other Works, at Copenhagen's Christoffer Egelund Gallery. Juxtapoz contributor, Henrik Haven went and checked out both the opening and the installation, and we have a few photos for you to check out. . . 

Pardee's Picks: The Works of John Gourley

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alaska is stereotypically known more for its moose, its weather, and its Vice Presidential candidates than for its music or its art. But if you take one look at John Gourley's art, or hear one song from John Gourley's incredible band Portugal. The Man, you'll most likely want to migrate up north into the ice in hopes of absorbing some of the unbridled inspiration that John has that makes his work so original, unique, and (much like the Alaskan weather), refreshing.

Military Troops Turned Patriotic Symbols

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
These photographs dating back to the 1910s show mass groups of U.S. military troops organized and photographed by Arthur Mole as well as a few other unidentified photographers. The troops were directed to lay down lace edging via megaphone to create the basic structure of the image.

Suspended Birdcages in Sydney, Australia

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
What was once a temporary installation in Sydney's Angel Place from 2009, artist Michael Thomas Hill created Forgotten Songs, an installation of 110 empty birdcages suspended above the ground that also contained an audio element that gave the sound of 50 or so birds that used to exist in the area prior to industrialization. 

Secret Lives of Others: The Works of Emiliano Ponzi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tell us you have never done a little secret spying on your neighbors, even by accident, and we call you a liar. It's just the nature of humans, and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi has taken the concept of voyeurism (or peeping Tom) and created this fantastic appearing installation, The Sunrise Hotel,  in Rome at Wunderkammern Gallery.

The Works of Jaroslava Klepikova

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Jaroslava Klepikova is an artist and illustrator out of Moscow, Russia with the patience and dedication to create intricately rendered, fluid and futuristic erotica out of graphite pencils. Apart from occasionally coloring them in Photoshop, they are usually left in gray scale, adding to their mysterious, dreamlike quality.

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