Nipplegate for the New Yorker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.

Preview: Tim Biskup "Excavation" @ Antonio Colombo, Milan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tim Biskup's exhibition of new paintings opens this Thursday at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The new body of work began with a series of abstract drawings created in a burst of creative energy. The urge to loosen up came after a visit to MoMA NYC for the William de Kooning retrospective as well as in reaction to the rigid complexity of the work for his Former State exhibition at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles nearly a year ago.

The Works of YDK Morimoe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
YDK Morimoe is a Japan-based visual artist who combines photography, painting, and digital special effects to create stunning surrealist works. Armed with a vivid imagination and enigmatic personality, the mysterious Morimoe has been able to create images that look at the fragility of traumatized and abused youth.

Madrid's Gabriel Moreno

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator, engraver, and painter based in Madrid, Spain. In 2007 he began promoting his phenomenal portfolio and was selected by London-based magazine Computer Arts as one of the year's 20 new talents of illustration, quickly establishing himself as a successful and respected professional illustrator. He has since gained national and international exposure, working for an impressive array of agencies and publications.

The Dissecting Works of Michael Mapes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New York artist Michael Mapes is a collector. Well, maybe not your typical one. His art is inspired by scientific specimen collections. His photographs themselves question the logic behind the organization of each piece. By dissecting and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, and on insect pins, he has created a "biographical DNA"...

What People Do On Their Day Off

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The weekend is over, and now we're into another week. What did you do on your days off? Apparently, most Americans split it between sleeping, leisure, cooking and cleaning with all other smaller categories trailing behind. Here are two graphics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that explain what most Americans do on their down time. It's not exactly how we spend our time, but it's interesting to see what most people supposedly do.

Around Us And Between Us: A video profile of Geoff McFetridge

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
In this short video profile, Los Angeles-based graphic designer and art director Geoff McFetridge discusses his current show, "Around Us & Between Us," at Ivory & Black gallery in London. A continuation of his evolving exploration of basic shapes in everyday life, McFetridge's simple and dynamic work will be on view until October 26, 2012.

Tattoo Works by Thomas Hooper

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
If you're a fan of incredibly intricate and precisely composed black and white tattoos, then prepare to be mesmerized by the work of NYC-based Thomas Hooper. Born in Hastings East Sussex, Hooper studied drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design, later relocating to New York to pursue his career as a tattooist and artist. His career continues to skyrocket at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn where he is recognized for his unique style and impeccable technique.

Prints in Politics

Illustration // Monday, September 17, 2012
With the US presidential election around the corner and civic debates heating up across the country, the role of art in today's political arena is as pertinent as ever, in great part thanks to the craft of printmaking. In two recent releases, "Occuprint Portfolio 2012" and "Artists for Obama 2012," the expressive importance and mobilizing power of the print is given its due, highlighting the latest efforts of artists to impact the political system.

The Art of Lora Zombie

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Lora Zombie is a young self-taught painter from Russia who has amassed a massive following of fans online over the past few years. Now she is breaking into the gallery scene and is branching far outside her native Russia with her unique blend of street art and grunge influence.

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