"Wait," a New Music Video for Diiv by Sandy Kim

Music // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sandy Kim, who we have featured on the site before, recently released this video for Brooklyn-based indie rock band Diiv.

"Sharpened" Pencils by Dalton Ghetti

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Connecticut-based carpenter Dalton M. Ghetti "sharpens" pencils as a hobby and meditation. To create the tiny sculptures he carves the graphite points using a sewing needle and a small metal blade. It can take months and sometimes years to create a sculpture by very slowly removing specks of graphite one at a time. Peep more of the incredibly intricate sculptures  

Banksy Stencil Chiselled off the Wall for Auction

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Last year, we showed you a Banksy mural from the time around teh Queen's Jubilee, ridiculing child labor under the her reign. Well, the piece has been chiseled from its original location in London and is now up for Auction in Miami. Valued between $500,000 and $700,000, the extraction of the piece has angered the local community who were proud to have it on their streets.

Nima Fatima @ Pancakes And Booze

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Long time artist and friend of Juxtapoz, Nima Fatima is set to show at a group exhibition opening this Friday and Saturday at Gallery 4N5 in San Francisco. A New England native Fatima recently relocated to San Francisco to peruse her career in art and this will be her first West Coast outing right here in our own backyard. In additional to Fatima's work the show boasts over 75 emerging Bay Area artists and all you can eat pancakes!

“Exercises in Style”: Aiko, RETNA, and Os Gemeos for Louis Vuitton

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
As we have reported on the site in recent months, fashion giant Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Juxtapoz stalwarts Retna, Aiko, and Os Gemeos for a collection of scarves. The collabs, given the title as a "Tribute to Street Art," follow in the tradition of Louis Vuitton working with contemporary artists such as Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, and recently, a great collaboration with Yayoi Kusama.

How Nosm: Giant Mural in San Francisco's Tenderloin

Street Art // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We have been lucky over the past few years to catch NYC-based How Nosm painting murals around the world, most recently in Norway for Nuart this past Fall. The duo was just in our hometown this past week, San Francisco, to paint a fantastic multi-portioned mural in the Tenderloin district of the city. The wall was made possible in conjunction with Rogue Projects and White Walls, with paint by Montana.

Juxtapoz @ POW WOW Hawaii, Part 2

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
POW WOW Hawai'i wrapped up with a block party at Lana Lane studios and live painting by featured artists, who ritualistically bombed a white wall for a huge audience of visitors, locals, and flashing cameras. After a week of painting enormous murals non-stop, the crew was in full party mode.

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For those lucky enough to be in London, a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective opens today at the Tate Modern. On display are 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures, including his well known comic-book inspired works, nudes, reimagined Picassos and Monets, studio scenes, landscapes, still-lifes and monochrome paintings. The retrospective runs through May 27th.

IN L.A.: Paul Wackers @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art to check out Paul Wackers latest solo exhibition, Early Romantics. Wackers is exhibiting a new body of paintings that depict geometric still life assemblages interacting with natural settings. Photos and more after the jump….

Opening: Richard Jackson "Ain't Painting A Pain" @ OCMA, Newport Beach

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Richard Jackson surveys the scene at his February 16th opening at the Orange County Museum of Art, comfortable in immaculate Vans and impeccably unpressed khakis, looking typically bemused. And why not? Museum goers enter the building, which is graced and disgraced by his 28-foot Bad Dog puppy who mistakes it for a fire hydrant and ushers the tone of this irreverent and important show.

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