The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
So the story goes, in 1879, during one of his rounds, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman, stumbles upon an odd stone and is immediately struck with a dream to build a palace. He then devotes the next 33 years of his life building a dream palace. During his daily country rounds of about 18 miles and with the help of a faithful wheelbarrow he would pick up stones.

Joe Roberts "LSD World Peace" @ Needles & Pens, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
Needles and Pens is hosting a release party for Joe Roberts's new book of paintings, "LSD Worldpeace" published by Unpiano books. The book features 142 full-color reproductions of Roberts's funny paintings, which are influenced by comics. "Through the use of crayons, paper and found objects, his work creates a world of cartoon imagery laced with personal symbology and humor."

Jeremy Fish x Daylight Curfew

Fashion // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Our friends, Daylight Curfew have just launched their limited edition / embroidery numbered streetwear line, The Daylight Curfew Black Label. First up in the collection is a collab with Jeremy Fish. The limited (edition of 100) Hoodie ($89) and Pocket Crew (edition of 100) ($79) will be available on Today, Wednesday, March 18 at 1pm PST.

The Design Genius of Alan Fletcher

Design // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
You may know the work of Richard Bravery, the fantastically clever designer from the UK who is creating these fantastic book covers using contemporary artists and street artists work. Well, Richard will soon be in an issue of Juxtapoz, and in his interview, he mentioned being influenced by Alan Fletcher, a staple of British design who created, amongst other things, the V&A logo, Rueters, was a creative director at Phaidon, and founding partner of Pentagram in the 1970s.

Artsy Nudes @ School of Visual Arts, NYC

In Session // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Only a couple of more days to see this cool looking pop-up exhibition at SVA  that VICE just featured called "Artsy Nudes." The concept of the show was that students in the Photography Department at SVA were "assigned to make knockoffs of famous nudes from the history of art." Here are some of the results next to their inspirations. 

The Cinematic Still Lifes of Amy Bennett

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Amy Bennett's name came up recently in a yet-to-published interview with a very famous comic book artist, and the artist mentioned just how great Bennett was/is. We agree. It must be something in the water up there in Portland, Maine. Bennett's work is like still-life studies for films, with multiple angles and sets constructed in oils. The result is stunning and follows an imaginary narrative, making each show a time-capsule.

In Need of a Little Summer Dreaming with Ryan McGinley

Photography // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We have a nice history with Ryan McGinley, pairing him up with Ricky Powell back in 2007 for an interview as the NYC photographer was ascending into major superstar status. And now McGinley is quite famous, but damn, his work from the last few years is his strongest to date. Mixing experimental uses of color, nudes, nature, light, and movement, Ryan's series of works he shoots each summer are beautiful and ethereal. He makes us miss summer... so here is a reminder. 

Animation for Sebastien Tellier's "Look" by Mrzyk & Moriceau

Erotica // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We are fans of France-based artists Mrzyk & Moriceu and this isn't the first time we've featured some of their work in our "Erotica" section. Known for their detailed black-and-white ink drawings, their work often teeters on the absurd, humorous, and perverse. Their classic hypnotic video for Sébastien Tellier's "Look" is dedicated to our favorite part of the female anatomy...

Miguel Chevalier's Interactive Installation "Digital Arabesque"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taking inspiration from the aesthetics of Moroccan culture, Miguel Chevalier's “Digital Arabesques” is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation. The piece features evolving multicolored digital scenes composed of ornamental patterns in reference to the art of zelliges, arabesques and mosaics, as well as the world of “Mashrabiya” (latticework)...

Evan Penny's Stretched and Skewed Hyperreal Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Evan Penny creates altered renderings of the human figure from silicone, pigment, hair, fabric and aluminum. Pushing the limits of figural representation through distortions of stretching skewing, and exaggerated scale, Penny further "blurs the boundaries between the real and the unreal, truth and imagination, and photography and sculpture."

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