Cheech Marin: The Passion of a Master Collector

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The colors of Cheech Marin are vibrant and multifaceted. Popularly recognized as half of the legendary comic duo Cheech and Chong, what many people don't know is that Cheech is arguably the most important collector of Chicano art in the United States, if not the world...

Snapshots of Famous Artists at Play

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A new book, Artists Unframed, features more than 100 images from the Smithsonian archives of artists at work and play. The Guardian recently compiled a slection of those that focus on moments in the personal lives of artists, snapshots of famous artists not in the studio, not in a museum, but on their own time. 

Robin Williams Nesting Dolls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
San Francisco-based artist Andy Stattmiller wanted to pay tribute to the late great Robin Williams so he created this 8 piece nesting doll set to capture all of my favorite comedies. "From largest to smallest I painted Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Fisher King, Death to Smoochy, Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, and Aladdin.

Blues Build the Temple by Trevor Naud

Illustration // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
We like this graphic art series called Blues Build the Temple by Washington DC-based artist Trevor Naud. Created with a Xerox machine, ink, paint, Wite-Out, photography and paper diorams, the graphic story includes 21 prints and is modeled after Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Scmidt.

5 Tips For An Effective Online Portfolio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The staff at Juxtapoz looks at a lot of artist's portfolios and we always try to stress the importance of having a clean, straightforward and functional website. It's an essential tool that can play a large part in how successfully your promote and showcase your work. It can mean the difference in attracting clients and having your work shared and written about on blogs and art websites...

Succubus: The Work of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We posted about Alva Bernadine recently on the site, and we forgot that the artist helped us with the Guy Bourdin story we ran a few months back.Today, we show you the series, "Succubus," and the explanation of the series in the artist's own words...

Game Of Thrones... As Explained in a Google Maps print

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I'm a man of simplicity, and for every time someone asks me what I thought about the last episode of "Game of Thrones," and for every reference of Emilia Clarke that I don't understand, some genius who goes by "selvag" on Reddit created this Game of Thrones map in the Google Maps aesthetic that helps give a little context and sense to the uber popular fantasy show. It's only going for $21 on Etsy right now. I'm sure George R.R. Martin has his already. 

Fine Art In The Streets Of Tehran, Iran

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tehran, Iran is a complicated place. Based at the immense Albourz mountain range, it holds about 12 million people in its expanded metropolitan area. And like any large city, it is fast and full of billboards. Billboards of ads or religious statements and not so much any more but phrases like Death To America, but for 10 days starting May 7, more than 1,500 billboards are displaying 700 works of art. Munch, Magritte, Hockney, Matisse and Picasso among traditional Persian miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and world famous Iranian poet and artist Sohrab Sepehri.

New Work by Myriam Dion

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We have seen and adored Myriam Dion delicate and intricate cut newspaper works of art where she would leave behind some elements of an article. In her new work, she has incorporated collage. Exploring the relationship between folk art and popular culture, Dion creates fragile masterpieces. To add to the juxtaposing elements, the titles of each piece is the newspaper’s date and primary subject.

The Japanese Art of Candy Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Candy and animals. This is an excellent combo. And where else can you find this level of cuteness than in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. At Ameshin, the candy shop run by Japanese confectioner Shinri Tezuka, you will find these adorable and delicious treats. Tezuka also offers classes on and demonstrations of Amezaiku, the 1300-year old traditional art where sugar, starch and water is sculpted and colored.

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