Henry Washer @ Heebee JeeBee Gallery, Petaluma

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Henry Washer loves playing with wood and it all started because his parents never gave him toys or let him watch TV. I’m only half serious about the toy thing, but either way his meandering philosophies about the world and motivation to communicate his experience have resulted in careful destruction as a creative process. When almost everything we come in contact with today can be reduced to pixels or binary code, Henry’s work discourages digital simplification.

Art Fairs Descend Upon San Francisco This Week

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
As last year proved to be a good formula for art success, San Francisco will once again host 3 coinciding art fairs this weekend: artMRKT, ArtPadSF, and the SF Fine Art Fair. We are getting ourselves prepared for a few nights out, a few afternoons out of office, perhaps even a picture or a 100 of all the activity going on throughout the city. A rundown after the jump . . .

The World's Tallest LEGO Tower

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
They even let the Danish Crown Price Frederik place one of the last blocks on the tower, to honor the 80th Anniversary of the famed toy company, LEGO. In Seoul, Korea, in front of the Olympic Stadium, 4,000 children and over 500,000 LEGO blocks came together to create, at least for the time being, the tallest LEGO tower ever constructed at 105 feet. If this were done in America, after about 3-feet the kids would have been bored.

Ink Stories: The Apprentice, Daniel Ronson

Tattoo // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What a good perspective to start a tattoo documentary series. Not with the legend of the game, but with an up-and-coming apprentice. Ink Stories kicked off their tattoo series following Daniel Ronson, an apprentice at The Circle in London, as he talks about following the history of tattooing and making his own way in the industry. And he paints a lot.

The Raid: Claymation w/Cats by Lee Hardcastle

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We don't care if you are tired of cats on the web, because what Lee Hardcastle does is beyond just cats. He recreates films with claymation cats, violence and gore all included. His newest claymation is a remake of the 2011 Indonesian film, The Raid, an extremely violent movie directed by Gareth Evans. But we are here to talk about cats.

Lips, Lips, and more Lips by Kim Sung Jin

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Haruki Murakami has a thing for ears. In each of his novels, you get a girl, pulling her hair back, revealing some an ear that has the lead character on notice. Kim Sung Jin has a thing for lips. How do we know? We just spent nearly an hour looking at hundreds of photorealistic lips painted dramatically by the Korean artist.

Thanks, Maurice: Artists for Maurice Sendak

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
No question, we lost a legend last week with the passing of Maurice Sendak, and the New York Times published a portfolio this past weekend titled "Thanks, Maurice," inviting artists to re-imagine and create tributes to the author of Where The Wild Things Are. Geoff McFetridge, Gary Taxali, Jon Klassen, Marc Rosenthal, and Art Spiegelman were just a few of the artists who contributed tributes.

Parra x Toykyo: 'Jean Pierre Le Douche' porcelain sculpture

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We had a great time with Amsterdam's Parra when he was in San Francisco preparing his mural installation at the SFMOMA, and we just caught wind of a new porcelain sculpture he is releasing with Belgium's Toykyo, the Jean Pierre Le Douche. The white glazed and black dotted porcelain sculpture, with gold color eyes, is made in a limited edition of 25 and sits at nearly 18" tall.

Andy Council's Things made of other Things

Illustration // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Andy Council is a Bristol based artist who has enjoyed international recognition for his work in recent years. His style is a highly individual amalgamation of architecture, structure and character; rendering intricately detailed compositions of imagined creatures composed of iconic objects.

Kidult vs. Marc Jacobs...in Graffiti, Twitter, and Mercandise

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Recently, graffiti writer Kidult tagged the front of the Marc Jacobs shop in downtown Manhattan and made it rather public, not only in the physical manifestation of the tag but also by tweeting it and publicizing it across the internet. Well, Marc Jacobs made a rather clever move in response to what could have been seen as an embarrassing incident.

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