Phidias Gold Presents Stack The Deck

Illustration // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Powerhouse artist apparel brand Phidias Gold presents Stack the Deck, a skateboard art show taking place at the Fourth Wall Project in Boston, MA. The show will feature works from thirty-one amazingly talented artists with over thirty boards on display, each individually customized and available for sale. The show opens with an artist reception on April 13th from 8-10 PM, and continues until April 29th.

Zombie Sexocalypse

Erotica // Thursday, April 12, 2012
In the bizarre and macabre heavy metal world of illustrator Mark Riddick, naked zombie chicks are happily and graphically disemboweled by their rotting, skeletal boyfriends, and some even give birth to monstrous undead babies in pools of festering entrails and melted skin. As viscerally horrifying as this may seem, Riddick's seriously hardcore and awesomely gruesome illustrations are chock full of self-deprecating humor that borders on the absurd.

In L.A.: Elizabeth Peyton @ Regen Projects

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
We stopped by Regen Projects to check out Elizabeth Peyton’s latest solo exhibition. For her sixth show with the gallery, Peyton's work has included portraits of artists, musicians, historical figures, occasional athletes, and more recently still lifes, all derived from life or from photos. Photos and more after the jump...

New Horfe Piece

Graffiti // Thursday, April 12, 2012
In the year 2500, building designs and infrastructures could possibly be based off the work of a graffiti writer working in 2012 by the name of Horfe.  Take a glimpse into the future through one of his newest pieces in Paris.

Sand Sculptures @ Tottori Dunes, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Focusing on the theme of “Great Britain” in preparations for the London Olympic Games, a team of talented artists created a massive sand sculpture exhibition at the Sand Museum located in the Tottori Dunes of Japan. Many of the sculptures represent themes such as Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton, English pubs, London taxis, and Big Ben and Westminster.

Half Cab 20th Anniversary-Celebrating the Birth of an Icon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Celebrating 20 years of the Half Cab, Vans has gathered a collection of photographs of some of the worlds greatest skateboarders by some of the worlds greatest skateboard photographers...

Arik Roper Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Arik Moonhawk Roper was born in 1973 in New York City, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, then returned to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts from 1991-1995. Since then he has built a universe of strange and familiar fantasy, horror, surreal, and psychedelic imagery.

Porn for the Whole Family

Erotica // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Stein Brianhoff is a Los Angeles based illustrator and photographer with a fetish for pattern-clad, floral, family safe erotica. His work is a mixture of pop-culture referenced drawings and contemporary photography. Worth checking out.

United States Currency Collage Art by Chad Person

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Chad Person has made a bit of a career causing controversy and ruffling a few feathers with his political artwork, and here he has completed a series of collages created by rearranging US currency into the shapes of war machines. That tank is quite a great composition.

Disruptive Innovation and the Arts

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Marcel Duchamp was an O.G. disruptive innovator of art as we know it. At the tail end of March this year, the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley hosted the Economist's Ideas Economy: Innovation conference, generally focused on innovation, but with the more specific theme of disruptive innovation woven through the day's activities. That theme may have a resounding impact in the arts as we go further down the path of the millennia. Disruptive innovation is primarily associated with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. . .

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