Preview: Shawn Barber Book Release and Exhibition @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tonight, June 28, in NYC, Shawn Barber is opening a new exhibition, Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series, at Joshua Liner Gallery, part of his ongoing series of tattooed portraits of both the culture and its most revered talents, including portraits of Don Ed Hardy, Kim Saigh, Stanley Moskowitz, Grime, Henry Lewis, and Adrian Lee. In conjunction with the opening, Barber is also releasing a book of the same name, the third volume of Barber documenting tattoo culture.

Kasia Domanska "Endless Summer" @ Gallery 532 Thomas Jaeckel, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
When we think of Warsaw, Poland, we don't always think of an endless summer, but Polish painter Kasia Domanska has created a powerfully bright series of oil on canvas works documenting a day at the beach that is currently on display at 532 Thomas Jaeckel in NYC through July 3, 2012. Each painting captures a fleeting moment of youth and light, works that capture a sense of innocent voyeurism.

More Appreciation for Moebius

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Going through a few old folders of inspiration this morning, and we were reminded of the great loss we have earlier this year in French illustrator Jean Giraud, aka Moebius. Famous for his work Blueberry and Silver Surfer, as well as his work with Heavy Metal, he had one of the most vivid and expressive imaginations of any artists of his generations. Here is just a selection of classic works...

Sci-fi and Fantasy Works by Don Ivan Punchatz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
We love that as time has gone on from the era of the great pulp paperback books in science fiction and fantasy, that the artists who created the memorable covers are getting their notice years on. As you can tell on the site the past few days, we have been looking into more fantasy and science fiction works, looking at certain artists in particular, and one that we really have wanted to showcase is the late Don Ivan Punchatz.

Huskmitnavn @ Kos Museum, Denmark

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
We have covered the work of Denmark's Huskmitnavn on the site and in the magazine before, and he is always busy with numerous projects and exhibitions going on at once. Currently, there is a large exhibition of Huskmitnavn's work at the Kos Museum in Denmark, spanning the many styles and mediums that the Copenhagen artist is known for. Nothing makes you smile like a good Husk sculpture. Remember, Huskmitnavn = RememberMyName.

New Conor Harrington in London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
In part of the Whitecross Street Party that begins in a few weeks, Conor Harrington painted this new mural on the busy Whitecross Street in London. This mural contains the artists often combined use of period costumes and contemporary flags.

Breast Portraits by Kara Maria (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Kara Maria’s work fuses abstraction and representation. She hopes the work communicates a sense of humor and playfulness as well as an engagement with the state of the world we live in today. Although many issues are referenced, the work itself remains non-linear, seeking to raise questions rather than to give answers.

Nike x Levi's x Omar Salazar Collaboration

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
From our brothers at Thrasher Magazine: Omar Salazar and videographer Benny Maglinao are two incredibly talented dudes. Levi's and Nike gave them the opportunity to take this video short into their own hands, and the result is something Hollywood production companies with million dollar budgets could only dream of making. Chalk another one up for the skaters.

New David Ellis Mural in Brooklyn

Street Art // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Over the course of two weeks, a popular section known as “the triangle” lying between two streets in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn has been getting a face life by Brooklyn artist, David Ellis.  An internationally exhibited artist, who has shown at the famed Deitch Projects as well as the MOMA, is also the unofficial founder of the collaborative crew “The Barnstormers,” which contains members such as Swoon, Kami, Sasu, and Maya Hayuk.

The Work of Hideaki Kawashima

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We have been fans of Japan's Hideaki Kawashima for years, and his standout exhibition, Turning, at Richard Heller Gallery last year had some stunning works. Of course, when we read that the artist had studied under Nara for a few years and had also spent a two years as a Buddhist monk, the intense and focused serenity and influence in the works made us enjoy Kawashima even more.

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