The Rematch: Duke Riley recreating history in China

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
A history lesson from Brooklyn's Duke Riley: Thousands of years ago, the Jade Emperor decided to assign an animal’s name to every year, in order to simplify the calendar for the people of China. A swimming race amongst twelve animals across the mighty river was organized to determine the sequential order in which year they would appear. This would become the Shengxiao, the Chinese zodiac. And now, Duke is going to recreate this race.

“HOOKERS” A Group Exhibition Curated by Natalia Fabia @ Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
On Saturday, March 31, Corey Helford Gallery will open the group exhibition, “Hookers,”curated by Los Angeles artist Natalia Fabia. Fabia’s curatorial debut will feature 22 artists’ interpretation of the term “Hooker.” Focusing on figurative painting, the exhibition highlights a wide range of accomplished artists whom Fabia admires, many of which she went to college with or studied under at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Color Pencil Work by Pamela Tait

Erotica // Friday, March 23, 2012
Based in the North of Scotland on the Black Isle, artist Pamela Tait uses colored pencils as her medium of choice, creating unique, eye-catching portraits that combine pithy phrases and sexy ladies. Tait's work shifts between poignant, comical, and mysterious moods, and her color palette, word choices, and compositions reflect a pop art aesthetic in a new, reinvented form.

Intimate Immensity @ the Hammer, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
Intimate Immensity: The Susan and Larry Marx Collection currently at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles primarily consists of works on paper by many of the prominent artists of modern art in the twentieth century.

3D Street Murals by John Pugh

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
We got an email this morning from a colleague telling us we had to check out the 3D street art of John Pugh. Or as Pugh calls it, "Monumental Mural Art." He practices the technique of trompe l'oeil, a technique that involves extremely realistic images creating an optical illusion that makes objects appear in 3D.

The Work of Jon Fox

Illustration // Friday, March 23, 2012
Jon Fox was born in Hereford, UK in 1981 and currently lives and works on the south coast near Bournemouth. His work often addresses the conflict of emotion, 'heart against head'. Many of his characters occupy a world of tension and turmoil battling with their own significance while the looming presence of a larger restless energy is at work around them.

Baer on a Freight

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
If I had a kid I would invite Baer to paint something similar to this in my child’s room, minus the whole bong hits and lady legs. In our opinion, Baer is currently producing some of the most interesting work on freights.

The Corporation in Belgium

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
A mini party consisting of corporate executives was held on foggy beach in Nieuwpoort, Belgium recently. The event was planned by artist, Isaac Cordal using his cement sculpture skills.

The Duel with LEGOs

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
Regardless that this was made with LEGOs (and might we say, some wonderful beheading scenes here and great effects with the LEGO characters), somebody took a ton of time to create this stop-motion piece, The Duel. The director's note: All effects (incl. motion blur/explosions/wind/wood etc.) are in shot and were happening as the picture is taken."

Preview: Parra "Weirded Out" Mural Installation @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 22, 2012
Amsterdam-based artist Parra is working day and night on a mural installation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, set to be properly unveiled next Saturday, March 31. We went to check up on the progress and preview the gigantic wall and catch up with a former Juxtapoz cover artist.

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