IN L.A.: Dietrich Wegner @ Robert Berman Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception of Skin Deep Dietrich Wegner's latest solo exhibition at Robert Berman Gallery. Every society accumulates contradictions amidst their ideals. Dietrich Wegner employs those contradictions, situating opposites together in sculpture and photography that feed on the friction between two conflicting ideas. When an image stands in limbo, between associations, it occupies a flexible place in our mind. Photos and more after the jump.

Last Week: "Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the last week for you to go check a show that we consider a must-see if you are in London: Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III at the Somerset House. One of the world's most influential tattoo artist turned fine artist with a respect for Japanese traditional arts and culture, Horiyoshi III includes a complete collection of his fine art and tattoo endeavors in the exhibition. The show is up through July 1, 2012.

Shawn Barber "Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Los Angeles-based fine artist and tattooist Shawn Barber is set to open a new body of work, Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on Thursday, June 28. The exhibition comes in conjunction with Barber's new book of the same name, a documentation behind the scenes and into the personalities of contemporary tattoo. 

Works by Melanie Bonajo

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Photo montage and collage have the inherent power to juxtapose and arrange strange and foreign subjects creating new associations from unlikely pairings, a re-occuring motivation and end goal for artist's working in this medium. The result from this process is usually a variety of relationships that are telling of particular aspects of the given subjects.

New Shepard Fairey x Obey Mural in Paris

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Juxtapoz collaborator Butterfly was recently involved in organizing Shepard Fairey and the Obey team's new mural on a 14-story building in Paris, working with Galerie Itinerrance, Mairie of 13th district, and the local community on a project called Street Art 13, where they are taking world renowned artists to help regenerate the neighborhood.

Taizo Yamamoto's Shopping Cart Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Talented architect and illustrator Taizo Yamamoto uses pencil to render these hyper-realistic drawings of shopping carts piled high with urban detritus. "The shopping carts first struck me by their sculptural variation, they’re perpetual works in progress, and the drawings are meant to freeze them as 'still lives'. You begin to see glimpses of how their owner’s live...

2012 Atlanta Tattoo Expo. June 29-July 1

Tattoo // Monday, June 25, 2012
Tony Olivas and Sacred Heart Tattoo present the 2012 Atlanta Tattoo Expo. The Atlanta Tattoo Expo was founded by Tony Olivias, one of Georgia’s premier tattoo artists and owner of Sacred Heart Tattoo in Little 5 Points, Norcross, Centerville, Austell and Warner Robins. Bringing together the some of the world’s best tattoo artists, the three-day event has become an Atlanta tradition...

Blas Gallego's Historical Orgies

Erotica // Monday, June 25, 2012
Barcelona-based Blas Gallego is a self-taught master of fantasy art. Painting with oil on canvas, Gallego specializes in orgy scenes that take place in various historical settings. These aren't your mother's history paintings! For the past 20 years, Gallego has made a name for himself creating pieces for posters and book covers.

Erica il Cane & Andreco in Morocco

Street Art // Sunday, June 24, 2012
Erica il Cane and Andreco recently collaborated in painting what looks to be mud houses with some occultish-looking imagery in the Saraha Desert of Morocco.

Moonrise Kingdom's Companion

Illustration // Sunday, June 24, 2012
A companion piece to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, featuring animated snippets from each of Suzy’s favourite books. Directed by Wes Anderson himself, and produced/animated by One Hand Clapping, who worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox. In Wes Anderson's indie mega-hit "Moonrise Kingdom," 12-year-old Suzy packs an unusual set of items for her runaway adventure with her pen-pal boyfriend...

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