Photorealistic Yet Surreal Sculptures by Mu Boyan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We aren't even quite sure if what we should call these rotund (okay, fat) realistic sculptures by Mu Boyan because they are only realistic in a sense. They are like fat cartoon characters come to life in fine art sculpture form. And they are naked. In fact, back in 2012, when we first learned of the work, we called them "naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air." And still they are... 

Favorite Music Videos of 2014: Caribou "Our Love"

Music // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
There was a lot to like about music videos in 2014, and though there is a ton of good stuff out there at the moment, the combination of Caribou's standout "Our Love" track and some creepy short film about aging and young was one of our favorites. Enjoy.  

Guy Bourdin "Image Maker" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

The Nude Drawings of Carmel Jenkin

Erotica // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We can't believe in all the years we have run the Erotica blog on Juxtapoz.com, we have not posted these beautiful paintings and drawings of Carmel Jenkin. We came across these this morning, and like another great artist that paints and draws the human form, Rene Almanza, this series by Jenkin has a classic sense to them, and somewhere we think Egon Schiele is happy. 

Best of 2014: The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This unique archive documents Russian criminals' tattoos and their coded meanings. Included in the collection are more than three thousand tattoo drawings made by Danzig Baldaev during his time as a prison guard between 1948 and 1986. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society...

Mihály Zichy: 19th Century Erotic Art

Erotica // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Born in 1827 in Hungary, Mihály Zichy takes us back in time to an entirely different world of erotic art. For the most part Mihaly was a painter, but these lesser known ink drawings are romantic and honest...

Sp.One adds even more sun to Miami

Graffiti // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
SP.One’s track record consists of flawlessly awesome graffiti pieces, throw-ups and tags, with this new one being so hilariously fun to look at. You know there was a lot of laughing while that smiley face sun was getting painted. 

Nudes and Portraits by Ed Ross

Erotica // Monday, December 15, 2014
Ed Ross is brilliant portrait photographer, and we were taking a look at his nude portraits this morning and realized that we had not posted about his work in a few years. All his portraits are Tintypes, and he talks a lot about "wet plates,"  aka collodion, a photographic process dates from 1851, when talking about his work. Enjoy.

Video: William Eggleston - Imagine Documentary

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
For anyone interested in understanding the history and acceptance of photography as an art form, the work of William Egglestonis a pre-requisite at some point. This Imagine Series did a an insightful documentary on the photographer years ago and it’s worth some time out of your day.

Music Video: Panda Bear "Boys Latin"

Music // Monday, December 15, 2014
Panda Bear has definitely been focusing on some great music video work. We loved the "Mr Noah" video we posted a few weeks ago, but this new animated, psychedelic adventure for the track "Boys Latin" directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura is our favorite to date. 

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