Thomas Campbell Book Release & Exhibition @ Mollusk Surf Shop, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
This Friday, November 9, Thomas Campbell will be having both a signing/release and exhibition surrounding his new surf photography book, Slide Your Brains Out, at Mollusk Surf Shop in San Francisco. Tommy Guerrero and Ray Barbee will be playing live, the book looks amazing as it features Campbell's surf shots from 1997—2012, and Mollusk is an SF staple. Go. 

Exclusive Preview: Kris Lewis @ David B Smith Gallery, Denver

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
We have been looking forward to a new body of work from Kris Lewis, and we are excited this morning to show you new paintings from his upcoming exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, opening Friday, November 9. Lewis' new work again shows a rare talent in both surreal and photoreal portrait art, with each portrait shown here an oil on canvas or panel work.

Steven Harrington x Case Studyo: The Thinker

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Fresh off a late summer show at Known Gallery and various projects throughout the year, LA-based artist Steven Harrington is set to release a new porcelain sculpture with Belgium's Case Studyo this Friday, November 9. The special piece is made in an edition of 25.

Wood Sculptures by Dan Webb

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Gessato always posts amazing things on their site (contributor Allison Parker seems to find the good stuff), and they got us onto the amazing wood sculpture work of Dan Webb this morning. A mixture of every objects (a slept on pillow) and the surreal (sneakers attached to bones attached to a slab of wood), the incredible detail that Webb carves and sculpts shows how masterly he can be with everyday wood.

A Car Crash Painted Body Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
At first we didn't have a clue of what we were looking at, but then the piece begins to take shape. You are looking at a depiction of a car crash, as composed by painitng humans and organizing them in the shape of the crash. Australian aritst Emma Hack created the piece with 17 people, and over 18 hours of work. Watch the video...  

The Infinite Staircase by Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Completed in 2004, Umschreibung (or rewriting) is a surreal spiral steel staircase built by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. The staircase resides permanently in the courtyard of the global accounting firm KPMG in Munich. You may remember Eliasson’s name from his New York City Waterfalls project back in 2008, where the artist created four man-made waterfalls in the New York Harbor, one being directly under the Brooklyn Bridge that was around 100 feet tall.

Ancient Roman Erotic Art Found

Erotica // Thursday, November 08, 2012
A copper knife handle depicting a couple having sex and an animal bone carved into the shape of a penis with wings are among thousands of artifacts unearthed by Britain amateur treasure hunters with a metal detector. While the treasure hunter who unearthed the lewd copper knife handle in North Yorkshire may have had something of a shock, an expert said it was 'not uncommon' to find sexually explicit iconography in a Roman household.

René Garcia, Jr. "Badass" @ Project One, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
René Garcia, Jr. returns to Project One with a new collection of sensational glitter works that celebrate the iconography of awesomeness. Badass is an unmistakable state of being defined by attitude, audacity, and authenticity. It is a title hard- earned, reserved for the strong. Don’t be fooled by poseurs. The exhibition opens on November 14 in San Francisco.

Casey Bryan Doherty's Erotic Quail

Erotica // Thursday, November 08, 2012
A dream-like surrealist piece of a scantily clad, provocative quail-lady with laser tits, a Native American leather knife harness and a tall can of Olympia from Casey Bryan Doherty. Casey is a painter and designer in Seattle, WA with a BFA in Visual Communication Design from Winthrop University. His favorite color is green and he prides himself on the fact that he has survived earthquakes and a house fire.

Issue Preview: December 2012 w/ Conor Harrington, Futura, Nicola Verlato

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The end of year brings us to our closing issue of 2012, and who better than London-based Conor Harrington to grace the cover for a second time (scoring at home, October 2008 was his first cover). We lean heavily on painters and fine artists this issue with pieces on Nicola Verlato, Futura, Julie Heffernan, Marco Mazzoni, Grady Gordon, and Gregory Euclide, plus conversations with Jen Stark, Bob Dob, and a photo essay from the heart of Johannesburg.

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