The Wilson's

Photography // Monday, May 12, 2014
Jane and Louise Wilson are architectural photographers who focus on dilapidation and images devoid of humans. They have travelled throughout the world to document specific places which have a strong connection to the past, often relating to violence or war.

The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 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...

We Dream of Cars That Will Fly and Float

Design // Monday, May 12, 2014
The automobile has evolved from curiosity to daily necessity. Its form has advanced from the horseless carriages of the early twentieth century to the sleek, highly functional objects we know today. The experimental, concept, or “dream car,” as it became known in the early 1950s...

Sculptures by Enrico Ferrarini

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
After five years of study at the Art Institute A. Venturi in Modena, Enrico Ferrarini moved to Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture section. Traveled and work in different countries, France, Spain, Poland, England, Africa, Germany, specializing at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. Ferrarini currently lives and works in Carrara.

The Five Stages of Inebriation

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
These staged studio photographs depicting the five stages of inebriation are thought to be comissioned by a temperance group for educative purposes or to be used by an engraver for illustrations. In 1866, the Premier of New South Wales, James Martin introduced the "Drunkard's Punishment Bill."

Video: The Grifters 2.0 Os Imoral

Graffiti // Monday, May 12, 2014
The Grifters always put out videos that get you hyped on graffiti and vandalism! This new one will light a fire in your spray finger! 

Happy Mothers Day from Jeans

Graffiti // Sunday, May 11, 2014
It's Mothers Day today so make sure you show your Mom some love by sending a card and some flowers, take her out to a nice brunch, or do what Jeans did and go and paint a nice piece and give her a shout out!

Ono’u Tahiti graffiti festival - Part 3

Graffiti // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Another day baking in the hot Tahiti sun and our pale winter skin is beginning to turn into a summer bronze. We once again made our rounds around town to find many of the artists closer to completing their large murals, while many of the competitors found more new walls to paint. The two-day competition for the hefty $10,000 prize starts today and we look forward to seeing what some of the artists have up their sleeve.  

Mid-Century Postwar Italian Photography

Photography // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini. These were the pillars of Italian Neorealism; the auteurs who captured the psyche and desolate conditions of the Italian lower-class from 1944 to 1952, lost in a desperation that poverty begets. Their contemporaries, photographers like Ugo Zovetti, Ferruccio Crovatto, and Bruno Rosso, used their medium in similar fashion. 

Rene Almanza "Landscape" @ FIFTY24MX, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Rene Almanza has really interested us for years. We were lucky to spend extensive time with the Monterrey, Mexico based painter in San Francisco a few years back, and watched him build a series of portraits were both done in a classical stlye as well as contain hidden narratives of futuristic post-humanism. The artist just opened a new body of work, "Landscape," at FIFTY24MX Gallery. 

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