Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 05, 2013
All month, we will be enjoying videos, interviews, artist perspectives, and outtakes from our June 2013 Beastie Boys issue and tribute to MCA. Today, we look back at one of mainstream culture's first interaction with the Beasties, and the classic 1986 single, "Hold It Now, Hit It."
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 05, 2013
From German design agency, Jung von Matt: "We designed special bowling balls together with famous spraygun artist Oliver Paass that look like cut-off heads. For more than three weeks he made detailed 360° layouts that were sprayed on standard bowling balls. In several German bowling alleys we swapped the standard balls for these special ones."
Street Art // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Using various sized chunks of concrete found from an old pool In Coledale, Australia, artist Lizzie Buckmaster Dove creates earthworks that investigate "identity, connection and 'genius loci' or sense of place." Her project, “Pool, the Alchemy of Blue” began from daily walks and now involves people from the surrounding community. The piece reflects the various phases of the moon, time and change, and when speaking on the work the artists said, "Pool, the Alchemy of Blue isn’t about ruin but about transformation… Australia has a unique history of sea pools. Pool, the Alchemy of Blue will operate as a love song to this history."
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 04, 2013
Yesterday, Adrock and friends, family, and officials dedicated a small playground and park on the edge of Brooklyn Heights to honor the beloved Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, known around the world as MCA. The musician, filmmaker, activist, and rapper passed away on May 4th, 2012 after a three-year-long battle with cancer. Today is also MCA Day, a daylong event featuring music, conversation, and a gallery of art created by Yauch fans...
Street Art // Saturday, May 04, 2013
The side of the local dive bar, Pops in the Mission District of San Francisco just got hooked up with this impressive mural by Andrew Schoultz. Over the last week Schoultz has been spending everyday painting this building... sounds more appealing than sitting at a computer all day when the weather has been as freakishly nice as it has been in San Francisco. If you want to see it in person, head down to 24th and York St. The piece was made in conjunction with Converse and Juxtapoz.
What's The Time?: Antiques Roadshow Appraisal of World B Omes' 1986 "Licensed To Ill" Beastie Boys Cover ArtJuxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
We continue our month of Beastie Boys with a fantastic behind the scenes story. Yes, you the reader will get to know the mystery of World B Omes in the coming days and the tale of Licensed To Ill's now iconic album cover. Antiques Roadshow, being one of the best programs of TV, did this fantastic little bit on someone getting their Licensed To Ill artwork appraised. In conclusion, PBS is going to show up a lot when it comes to the Beastie Boys this month.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Opening today in Brighton, UK at Boxbird Gallery as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival: ThreeD' will bring together three of the most exciting and prolific illustrators currently working in the UK, Tom Frost, Helen Musselwhite & Graham Carter. These much-revered artists will be bringing 2D illustration into the third dimension with a new and exclusive collection of sculptures, papercuts and boxed art.