Ashley Smith by Ellen von Unwerth in 'Ride It'

Erotica // Sunday, March 24, 2013
Legendary photographer Ellen von Unwerth amazes even more with this fun version of "pony play" video, starring Ashly Smith. "I chose Ashley for the role because next to being gorgeous and sexy, she is also powerful. I wanted to show her as a strong woman who has fun with her pony boys". Showcasing more provocative work, Ellen shot the video in conjunction with the Galore magazine spread, Goodbye Horses... 

Light Farming / Heavy Gardening @ Ever Gold Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
Tonight, Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco will host Evan Nesbit’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. A recent graduate of the Yale MFA program, Nesbit’s body of work includes mixed media paintings, perceptual objects, sculpture and interactive “space blankets”. Through exploration of painterly materials, visual process and participation from the public, this new body of work will explore the imbrication of patterns and experience that structures ones vision, suspended in doubt, sometimes cured in paint.

Kenny Scharf's "Squirtz" at The Standard in New York

Street Art // Saturday, March 23, 2013
A blue, smiling extra wide, eight-foot sculpture of a character named “Squirtz” was recently installed in the outdoor plaza of The Standard hotel by New York artist, Kenny Scharf. A street and fine artist whose presence has remained visible on the New York streets for 30 years, describes this particular character, “He’s just one of my classic guys.” This sculpture will be on view until April 1, 2013 so go see it in person.

Crime Scene Coffin by Faustine Gau

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
If you want to be burried exactly how you fall, this Crime Scene Coffin by Ohio-based artist Fautine Gau is perfect.

Monocle Visits the Staedtler Pencil Factory in Nuremberg

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
We enjoyed this video by Monocle magazine in which they visit the factory of pencil making company Staedtler in Nuremberg, Germany. Staedtler has been making pencils in Nuremberg since 1662!  

Rime x Hims x Persue

Graffiti // Saturday, March 23, 2013
A nice lineup up of veteran graffiti writers that includes Rime, Hims, and Persue. This stark wall has some color now! 

Sculptures by Michael Trpák

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
We have shown you the work of Czech artist Michael Trpák before on the site when he created this series of cement figures hanging from umbrellas inside the EBC office center in Prague titled Slight Uncertainty. The artist works in a variety of mediums from sculpture to painting and architecture. See more of his work after the jump!

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: '80s & '90s Los Angeles Graffiti by $Path

Graffiti // Friday, March 22, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight we feature the photographs of Flickr member, $Path, whose work documents early graffiti from the 80's and 90's in Los Angeles.

Music Video: Vampire Weekend "Step"

Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Even if you aren't a huge fan of the music of Vampire Weekend, there is something to admire about their artistic practice when it comes to their image. Consistent, unwavering, and clean are words that come to mind, and the look for their upcoming LP, Modern Vampires of The City, keeps with the solid block logo of the band a timeless, if not iconic even-though-you-haven't-seen-it-yet photo for the album cover. The video for the new single, "Step", uses  beautiful, subdued footage of NYC with type that would make Wes Anderson happy. 

MocaTV's Artist Talks visits David Choe in his LA Batcave

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 22, 2013
The latest episode of MOCAtv's Artist Talk with Alia Shawkat and Lance Bangs visits David Choe's Los Angeles batcave. Inside his studio, Choe speaks frankly about the new freedoms and challenges he faces having reached the 'bonus level' of the art world video game. Watch the video after the jump!