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.

A Conversation with Sylvia Ji

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
This past weekend, LA-based artist Sylvia Ji opened a new body of work, La Catrina, at Corey Helford's new CHG Circa space in Culver City. Featuring 23 new works, the exhibition exorcises the contemporary, where the past remains an ongoing force, grounding the present with an unworldly vibrance. We talked to Sylvia about her new work...

Preview: Mike Parillo "Reckless Optimism" @ CES Contemporary, Laguna Beach

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Mike Parillo, a respected commercial artist for the snowboard industry for the past two decades, has spent the last ten years crafting a new language. This November 10, he steps into the contemporary art world with both feet as he presents his first full body of work, Reckless Optimism, composed of sixteen new works, at CES Contemporary in Laguna Beach.

"___________" mural by Escif

Street Art // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Escif’s most recent mural painted in his hometown of Valencia, Spain shows an empty winning podium with a black horizontal line above it. This can be interpreted a few ways in our eyes, however we won’t speculate in case we are incorrect.

Preview: Vanessa Prager "Hours" @ Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Richard Heller Gallery is pleased to present Hours, the first solo exhibition at the Santa Monica gallery for Los Angeles-based artist, Vanessa Prager. She will be exhibiting a series of ballpoint pen drawings on music paper, most of which look like cinematic scenes of modern day noir. The exhibition opens on November 10, 2012.

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