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.

Classic: Nudes by Lev Tchistovsky

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
Born in 1902 in Pskov, Russia, Lev Tchistovsky was a Russian figurative painter heavily focused on feminine, adult nudes. His classical realism carried on throughout his body of work, usually depicting sensual eroticism in the females of that era. He died in Cenevieres, France in 1969.

Juergen Teller "Woo!" @ ICA, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
One of the most influential photographers of the last 30 years (see all the good Marc Jacobs ads), whose style of the over-exaggerated flash has seen countless followers, Juergen Teller just opened Woo! at the ICA in London this week. The exhibition features a "seamless journey through his landmark fashion and commercial photography from the 90s." A great look into the world of a photographer who has some of the most personal photos of influential celebrity-types ever shot.

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

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
NYC-based Dan Witz, who has been a pillar of street art over the past 30 years and extremely talented fine artists, has a new show, Prisoners 2012-13 at Lazarides in London opening on Friday, January 25. Witz' debut solo show at Lazarides will feature his paintings from both his Prisoner and now signature Mosh Pit series. The gallery notes that Witz will dispersing his unique stamp on the streets of London by painting one of his prisoners' image onto phone boxes.

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall Toronto featuring Troy Lovegates

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in Toronto, Canada by artist Troy Lovegates. Lovegates, who you may know as OTHER, went with his signature multi-colored figurative style, adding a dreamlike, colorful addition to the Wall to Wall project.

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