MCA Day: Adrock Remembers Adam Yauch at Park Dedication in Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 04, 2013
Yesterday, Adrock and friends, family, and officials dedicated a small playground and park on the edge of Brooklyn Heights to honor the beloved Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, known around the world as MCA. The musician, filmmaker, activist, and rapper passed away on May 4th, 2012 after a three-year-long battle with cancer. Today is also MCA Day, a daylong event featuring music, conversation, and a gallery of art created by Yauch fans...

New mural by Andrew Schoultz in San Francisco

Street Art // Saturday, May 04, 2013
The side of the local dive bar, Pops in the Mission District of San Francisco just got hooked up with this impressive mural by Andrew Schoultz. Over the last week Schoultz has been spending everyday painting this building... sounds more appealing than sitting at a computer all day when the weather has been as freakishly nice as it has been in San Francisco. If you want to see it in person, head down to 24th and York St. The piece was made in conjunction with Converse and Juxtapoz.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: MAST

Graffiti // Friday, May 03, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Mast.

What's The Time?: Antiques Roadshow Appraisal of World B Omes' 1986 "Licensed To Ill" Beastie Boys Cover Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
We continue our month of Beastie Boys with a fantastic behind the scenes story. Yes, you the reader will get to know the mystery of World B Omes in the coming days and the tale of Licensed To Ill's now iconic album cover. Antiques Roadshow, being one of the best programs of TV, did this fantastic little bit on someone getting their Licensed To Ill artwork appraised. In conclusion, PBS is going to show up a lot when it comes to the Beastie Boys this month. 

"ThreeD" @ Boxbird Gallery, Brighton

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Opening today in Brighton, UK at Boxbird Gallery as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival: ThreeD' will bring together three of the most exciting and prolific illustrators currently working in the UK, Tom Frost, Helen Musselwhite & Graham Carter. These much-revered artists will be bringing 2D illustration into the third dimension with a new and exclusive collection of sculptures, papercuts and boxed art.

San Francisco Street Photography by Travis Jensen @ Gensler, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Our friend and wonderful San Francisco-based photographer Travis Jensen is opening a solo exhibition entitled Barbary Coast Now on Thursday, May 9th at Gensler Art in San Francisco. Scouring the streets of San Francisco on a daily basis, Jensen doesn’t just photograph the unique, eclectic characters and environment of the city, he brings his subjects kicking and screaming to life for his legion of fans — exploring the real street life and personalities that few tourists get to see...

MKUE ROOF BLOcks

Graffiti // Friday, May 03, 2013
While Aryz was painting a roof wall in San Francisco, Mkue dropped by and caught a little daytime block letter spot in the back.

Preview Photos of "A FERTILE MENACE" @ Ever Gold Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Tomorrow, May 4, 2013, Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco presents a third solo exhibition from New York-based artist, Mark Mulroney. Strangely, the press release for “A Fertile Menace” accurately describes the tone of much of Mulroney’s work. "Mark Mulroney has never stabbed anyone. Once he tried to punch someone in the face but he missed, then he ran. Fortunately for Mulroney he is very fast and has managed to stay safe for nearly 35 years....

B Thom Stevenson & Kelsey Bennett "Boregasm" @ Fig 19, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Kelsey Bennett and our friend/conceptual artist, B. Thom Stevenson (who we saw his opening at Marc Jacobs in Miami during Art Basel) have a collaborative body of work, BOREGASM opening at New York City’s Fig.19 Gallery tonight, May 3. From the artists, “BOREGASM is a celebration of restless minds and serves as a refreshing reminder that a mere blank stare can produce something that is by far, anything but blank.”

Random International's "Rain Room" @ MoMA, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Random International, known for it's distinctive digital-based contemporary art, has installed a 'Rain Room' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The installation invites visitors to experience the control of rain and explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our technology. The room is basically a choreographed downpour and encourages visitors to move in and out of it.

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