KAWS X OriginalFake 2013 Astro Boy Companion

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 16, 2013
  Following KAWS' release of his color interpretation of the iconic manga robot last year, he has collaborated with OriginalFake in the release of this Astro Boy Companion in Grey. The figure honors the Osamu Tezuka-created character's original appearance. The Companion will be released at KAWSONE on March 16th.    

"Pulsate," an Installation by Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 16, 2013
  Commissioned by Capitol Designer Studio to create a pop-up installation in Primrose Hill showing people what's possible using porcelain tile, Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent built this incredible piece.

Pierre Dal Corso Photography

Erotica // Saturday, March 16, 2013
Pierre Dal Corso is well known for photographing nude, beautiful women, so Pierre's latest shoot with Marianna Romanelli was a perfect match. "I’m not an artist or feminist or psychologist but, as much as I can, I try to give a positive image of my model. I love them proud and sexy. There are so many degrading pictures in general and especially women imagery in fashion. I can’t do that...

Mike Brodie "A Period of Juvenile Prosperity" Book Launch + Signing @ Family Bookstore,LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Coinciding with his exhibition opening at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 16 (a show that also is in conjunction with Brodie's show at Yossi Milo Gallery in NYC), Mike Brodie will have a book launch and signing of his new monograph, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, at Family Bookstore on Fairfax Avenue in West Los Angeles this Sunday, March 17. 

Opening: Christopher Taggart "Cuts and Splits" @ Eli Ridgway Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Eli Ridgway Gallery is pleased to present Cuts and Splits, the gallery's second solo exhibition of Bay Area artist Christopher Taggart. Presenting hyper intricate composites of dissected and recombined imagery - (originally personal photographs, playing cards, and government compiled archival data) - Cuts and Splits functions as an investigation into the intensive process of ordering and reordering traditional systems of visual organization.

Melissa Haslam "Floating Garden" @ LeBasse Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
LeBasse Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of all new paintings and works on paper from Australian artist Melissa Haslam. Known for her meticulous painting methods and refined images of pop culture, Haslam once again draws attention to constructed societal roles and an obsession with youth and perfection in a series of haunting new paintings and drawings entitled “Floating Garden.”

Sean Metelerkamp for DIESEL x EDUN: Studio Africa

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Award winning director, Sean Metelerkamp presents his new film for the Studio Africa initiative, a marriage of lively fashion and dance set to an exclusive track by The Very Best & Morokacalled 'Ndekha' and featuring South African dance group, REAL ACTIONS.

Openings: Joram Roukes @ Stolenspace, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Netherlands-based artist Joram Roukes opened his solo show at Stolenspace Gallery in London last night. Our London corresponant, Butterfly, took some photos. Joram was featured in our April 2013 issue (on newsstands now)!  

Lucy McLauchlan: New Prints and Solo Exhibition in Moscow, Russia

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Juxtapoz friend and Birmingham, UK-based fine artist Lucy McLauchlan will be opening a new exhibition, Holding onto Fragments of Past Memories, at Triumph Gallery in Moscow, Russia on March 22, 2013. And if you can't make it to Russia, Lucy just released 4 new prints via The Outsiders in the UK. Which, depending on your location, could be a lot farther and/or closer. You get that Google Map program out and get yourself sorted. 

Francis Alys' "Tornado"

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Here is a glimpse into Francis Alÿs' video "Tornado" where the video artist travels a region in the Mexican countryside where tornados frequently occur and attempts to run into the eye of the storm. Alÿs is Belgian-born and currently lives and works in Mexico City.

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