The Art of Mickey Avalon

Music // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
There's a few trends that keep on keepin' on, but the one that continues to defy any foreseeable prediction is that of: white rappers. Chalk it up to Mickey Avalon for glamorizing the latter. He's cleverly marred what's kitschy and indecent in life mixed in among smooth hooks and memorable rhythms. From a guy that signs his name with hearts.

Collage Art by John Stezaker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
London-based artist John Stezaker catalogues images from a variety of books, magazines, and postcards, using these printed photographic images as appropriating ready-made content in a new context, allowing its original and new context as a means to create associations and new meanings.

When Obama Flew Into an Explosion On A Corgi, and other Disasterpieces by Conrad Ruiz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We love it when we find kindered spirits of pop-culture debauchery and current affairs humor. Riding sharks, Obama on corgis, Olympic crashes, old WWF matches with Hulk Hogan, Conrad Ruiz jumps around cultural icons with watercolors on large format paper. He even created a San Francisco-themed "disasterpiece" that could be the world's biggest watercolor painting. Great works all around.

Portraits by Glenn Brown

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
You don't need us to tell you that Northumberland, England-born portrait artist Glenn Brown is extremely talented, and that his portraits look to the neo-classical, Renaissance masters as inspiration and that is broad paint strokes are incredibly intricate and compose an amazing picture. You have eyes for that.

Monkey Business: Aryz in Saint-Denis, Réunion

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Constantly jet setting all over the world to paint murals, Aryz is now in Saint-Denis, Réunion, a small island off the mainland of Madagascar. He has been keeping himself busy painting this massive pipe smoking monkey for the Big Up 974 Festival.

The Horrors "Changing The Rain" Video by Peter Fowler

Music // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Prepare for some pure psychedelic pop with British band The Horrors and their animated video single, "Changing The Rain." This totally trippy kaleidoscopic animation was directed by Pete Fowler, best known for his hallucinatory motifs and merry band of monstrous creatures.

Erotic and Commercial Works by Sam Weber (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sam Weber was born in Alaska, and grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, he moved to New York to pursue illustration and attend graduate school at The School of Visual Arts. "Pearl Fisher" is part of an ongoing series painted on acrylic and watercolor and finished digitally.

Tim Biskup "Walk With Bob" Print Release

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
In 2010, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebration of David Lynch's cult-followed "Twin Peaks," Tim Biskup created a re-worked portrait of the character Laura Palmer for a corresponding art show, "In the Trees." Today, Biskup released a print edition of "Walk With Bob," available both framed and unframed. You can buy it now in his webstore.

Agostino Iacurci Mural in Switzerland

Street Art // Monday, April 23, 2012
Rome-based multidisciplinary artist, Agostino Lacurci, recently finished this vibrantly colored cigarette-smoking bicyclist on the exterior of a large building in Lugano, Switzerland.

Back Talk: A Conversation with Stephanie Buer

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Stephanie Buer began pursing a career in art at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where she fell in love with the city and urban exploration. She spent the next ten years living in Detroit and developing as an artist. Her newest exhibition, Nothing Lasts Forerver, opens at Thinkspace Gallery on Saturday, April 28. We sat down and had a discussion with the artist on this occasion . . .

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