Reflection by Cai Guo-Qiang

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 26, 2013
Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, explores how past and present artistic expression is driven by contact between cultures and peoples lack of social identity and cultural expression. The site-specific installation entitled Reflection consists of a 50-foot-long skeleton of a sunken Japanese fishing boat resting upon an imaginary beach of gleaming broken white blanc de chine porcelain fragments of deities from Dehua, China.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: BEGR

Graffiti // Friday, January 25, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Begr.

Opening: Dan Witz "Prisoners 2012-13" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
As we reported yesterday on the site, NYC-based Dan Witz, who has been a pillar of street art over the past 30 years, just opened a brand new exhibtion, Prisoners 2012-13 at Lazarides in London. Witz' debut at Lazarides features his paintings from both his Prisoner and now signature Mosh Pit series. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, took photos at the opening last night in London. The gallery noted that Witz has been dispersing his unique stamp on the streets of London by painting one of his prisoners' image onto phone boxes.

Stussy & Heel Bruise Present "Under The Radar" @ Atlas Skate

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
On Saturday, January 26 at Atlas Skate Shop in San Mateo, Stussy and Heel Bruise will present the photography exhibit, Under The Radar. The photo exhibit features photography from our very own Joe Brook, and Patrick Beaudouin, Tony Manfre, Isaac McKay-Randozzi, Remio, Travis Jensen, Keith Hufnagel and Robbie Jeffers. The Under the Radar exhibit was created in 2011 as a way to showcase photographic talents from the worlds of skateboarding and street culture.

New Book Release: "The Golden Age of DC Comics" by Taschen

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
We have been excited for this book since we got word that Taschen and author/comic authority Paul Levitz were working on it (and thank you to ItsNiceThat for the reminder). Soon in bookstores, Taschen will release The Golden Age of DC Comics, tracing the company's first decades, from its "pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy ’50s in more than 400 pages with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics."

Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" Trailer

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
Yep, that is James Franco, holding a gun to the head of Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson's head. And yes, this is a movie starring said actors plus Selena Gomez of Bieber fame. And yes this could be a Disney lineup circa 2004. And no, Disney would not approve. This is Harmony Korine's newest feature, Spring Breakers, and it puts the bugged out back in... bugged out. Watch the trailer...

Jean-Michel Basquiat @ Gagosian, New York

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
Opening on February 7th will be a collection of works by the late and great Jean-Michel Basquiat on view at Gagosian's 555 West 24th Street location in New York. In case you wanted to purchase a mass produced reproduction of one his works and stare down at it while you eat day in and day out in anticipation for the show, Gagosian has you covered with this Basquiat plate.

Grotesk x Case Studyo "6ft-6in" Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
We have been anticipating this release for over a month now. June 2009 cover artist, Grotesk, has teamed up with the limited-editioned sculpture studio, Case Studyo, to release 6ft-6in, a lamp made in ode to the legend that was #23. The piece releases today, January 25, and will be made in an edition of, you guessed it, 23. To promote 6ft-6in, Grotesk and design agency, Doubleday & Cartwright, made an animated story about the lamp that lost its way.

The Works of Michael DeNicola

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
Michael DeNicola is an artist born and raised in NYC. Michael has been involved with the Centre-fuge Public Art Project, and has shown his work in art galleries in New York and LA. His portfolio contains a wide array of inked work, including a study of animals and humans, merged together and some zombie, yearbook style portraits. Get Black.

Yes, Yes, Yes!: The LEGO Hotel.

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
There is a higher power. Somebody was smart enough to create the LEGO Hotel, placed at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California. First off, having theme rooms of our favorite LEGO sets would be enough, but you have major portions of the hotel built completely out of LEGOs. The 250-room hotel will open on April 5, 2013, and we might just have to report straight from location.

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