Ofra Lapid's Broken Houses

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Process in art has always been a discussion, whether or not its an interesting discussion is a different story. Ofra Lapid has a fascinating process behind her series Broken Houses. The series focuses on structures that have been neglected by their human counterparts and have fallen victim to weather and decay. See more after the jump...

Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, RIP

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We lost another legend this week, with the passing of Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak early this morning. He was 83. Sendak illustrated over 100 books and authored over 20 more, but it was his 1963 landmark illustrated book, Where the Wild Things Are, and his character Max, that made Sendak one of the most famed authors of children's literature ever.

Portraits of Size: Paintings by Lilli Hill (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We are really trying our best to describe these paintings without being crass or offensive, because no matter what we write, somehow it will seem both crass and offensive. So we will go with the description from a website that describes the work of German artist Lilli Hill as featuring "lush females, zero gravity." That said, we are really enjoying the realistic portraits of lush females from Hill, a bit of a fresh take on the classic portrait. 

All City Canvas, Mexico City: Day 3—4

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We were spread out this past weekend, part of us in Los Angeles, part in New York City for Frieze, and part in Mexico City, where Juxtapoz was a sponsor and lecturer at the All City Canvas Festival. We have gone over the roster, even posted about Escif's memorable mural, but a line-up of Roa, Aryz, Saner, El Mac, Herakut, Sego, Escif, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, and others is not to be missed. Here are some things we saw over the weekend...

Opening: Kehinde Wiley "An Economy of Grace" @ Sean Kelly Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
A busy weekend in NYC during the Frieze Art Fair celebration saw the opening of Kehinde Wiley's newest body of work, An Economy of Grace, at Sean Kelly Gallery. The exhibition marked a new departure from Wiley’s previous work and subject matter by depicting African-American women, his first-ever series dedicated to female subjects.

Wood Chip Sculptures by Sergey Bobkov

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We don't think we are going out on a limb here to suggest that the work of Sergey Bobkov is just a tad creepy. His wood-chip sculptures, and yes they are very well done, seem to have a bit of a sinister look to them, perhaps because they are life-sized with intense eyes. Bobkov spent half a year to produce one eagle, working 10 to 12 hours a day, with little time off. Okay, maybe that is what is creepy...

The Work of Santiago Salvador

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Chilean artist Santiago Salvador paints images of tiny, anonymous people often arranged in patterns reminiscent of traditional South American weaving. “I think of my paintings and drawings as constructions. I include recognizable elements in them and others that are not, creating a composition in a way loses a narrative logic, but maintains in itself a friendly and mysterious stability."

Sever: Captain America & RIP Street Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
While a significant amount of graffiti writers currently take to the streets of Detroit with bombing and traditional productions, Sever stopped by dropping two different stand out pieces. The first mural is a jab at street art; Sever painting suited character icons of street art Kaws, Twist, Bansky, Futura, Shepard Fairey, and Os Gemeos carrying a coffin labeled street art.

In L.A.: RIME & KC, DABS MYLA @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception for RIME & KC's SKETCHY M%#THERFUCKERS and DABS MYLA's Break Night Lovers at Los Angeles' Known Gallery this past weekend. Bright, colorful works dominated the gallery, and stop by to see the exhibition before it comes down on May 19. Photos after the jump…

Art Exhibition for “Snow White and the Huntsman” Now Accepting Submissions

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
Universal Pictures, the studio behind the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, announced a call for artists to submit work inspired by the film. The artwork submitted for the exhibition can be in any medium, and the winner will have his or her piece displayed in a pop-up gallery alongside the work of a prominent LA artist, as well as pieces by three-time Oscar-winner Colleen Atwood (costume designer on the film). Entrants must be 18 years of age, and the work submitted must not include any recognizable likenesses of the film’s stars.

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