Blu in Ordes, Spain

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
We can only assume that Italian muralist, Blu, is a healthy man with a good juicer. For the DesordesCreativas festival in Ordes, Spain, Blu painted this odd to healthy eating and vegetarian lifestyle. Thousands of veggies and fruits, all getting ready, excited, to jump into the blender of life. A good smoothie is born. 

The Works of REMED

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Featured in our August 2012 issue is French-born, Spain based fine artist and muralist REMED. What first attracted us to REMED? Simple; his use of color to create simple, flowing characters reminded us of the great abstract artist that came before him. But this application to the street works have brought international attention to REMED, and we think this is as good as time as any to showcase a range of the artist's work.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: SABER

Graffiti // Friday, July 27, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Saber. (Make sure to check out Saber's Beautification exhibition, opening at Known Gallery on Saturday, July 28).

The Ring by Arnaud Lapierre

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Versailles has their Hall of Mirrors, and Arnaud Lapierre and the Place Vendôme in Paris, France has their Ring of Mirrors. The various reflections, the viewers placement with in the sculpture, and the construction of The Ring make for a breathtaking experience. This dynamic installation changes the relationships between individuals and the space they are going through.

Charming Baker x Paul Smith: Triumph in the Face of Absurdity

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Charming Baker, the UK artist that was featured in our January 2012 issue, collaborated with famed British fashion designer (he makes a fantastic sunglass, FYI) Paul Smith on Triumph in the Face of Absurdity, a polished cast aluminium bicycle now on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The work was part of Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, where leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Top 20 Alex Pardee Works

Top List // Friday, July 27, 2012
Alex Pardee went to my high school's rival school. In saying that, I really wish I had some sort of Varsity Blues like story to tell you, but I really don't; I just wanted to make anecdote to lead this list of our Top 20 Alex Pardee paintings...

Early Works by Raymond Pettibon @ Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
We are devout Raymond Pettibon fans. His combined use of mark making, text, and a signature comic-book style is the best of its kind. On view at Georg Kargl's BOX exhibition space in Vienna are some of Pettibon's earlier works from the 1980s. If we were in Vienna right now, we would be drooling over some of these drawings. For all you non Viennese readers, go on a vacation and check them out while they're still up.

Umbrella Installation in Águeda, Portugal

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Perhaps the filter on these photos by Patrícia Almeida make these even more eye-catching, but we are showing you this because we think its a great idea for a public art project. In the town of Águeda, Portugal, colorful umbrellas are hung over promenades, giving your walk an interesting hue and something quite lovely to gaze up at.

The Work of Edward Kinsella

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
We have posted about St. Louis-born artist Edward Kinsella III on the site before, but we just saw that he posted a series of new works that we think are quite good. Kinsella graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2006 and attended two summers of the Illustration Academy to achieve the level of cohesiveness that his craft displays today. Some of these works are on display at Ghostprint Gallery in Richmond, Virginia through Saturday, July 28.

Alternate Mickeys by Ward Kimball

Illustration // Friday, July 27, 2012
  'Ward’s the one man who works for me I call a genius,' Walt Disney once noted. Ward Kimball was a core animator at the Walt Disney Company between the 1930s and 1970s and was especially noted for his wilder animation style. That eccentricity is visible here in one of Ward's model sheets, where Mickey is drawn in a variety of guises ranging from a flasher to Spielberg's E.T.

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