Walkthrough: Pulse New York

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
Yesterday morning, fresh off a red-eye from San Francisco, we headed to the preview of the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair New York. Full of strong rosters of international artists and galleries, the highlights included Geoff McFetridge at Cooper Cole, Rena Bransten's booth, Narwhal Projects, Porter Contemporary, and some very colorful works by David LaChapelle.

Sculptural Musical Chairs by Estudion Mariscal

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
We gave you oversized installation objects by Lilian Bourgeat the other day, which served as a sort of interesting take on over indulgence. Today, we found out about a recent public art project from Spain's Estudion Mariscal, featuring extremely large patio chairs displayed in front of the Valladolid Hospital in Valladolid, Spain.

Anders Nordby's Wine Glass Chess Set

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
No more pelting your friends with ping pong balls and guzzling tasteless beer for you. You've grown up. You have taste. When you bring your friends over, you exhibit not only your prowess on the chess board, but also exhibit your fine taste in wine. In fact, you beat them mercilessly and make them drink every glass... just kidding.

Mike Force: Dirty Jokes

Erotica // Friday, May 04, 2012
Mike Force is a Seattle-based artist and illustrator with a graphic, humorous comic book style the is the visual equivalent of a pastel-painted dirty joke. He is a designer and illustrator at The Stranger and is the creator of the pop-up Poster Museum.  He has worked as a regular contributor to The L Magazine, as well as done illustration for Vice and Complex Magazine...

Jaz in Baltimore

Street Art // Friday, May 04, 2012
Open Walls Baltimore continues to host local and international artists with spaces to paint murals.  Argentinian artist, Jaz, recently completed this piece depicting faceless human bodies riding large cats similar looking to a cougar.

"Black Grapes of Wrath" by Ludo

Street Art // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Limited to just five, Black Grapes Of Wrath is Parisian street artist, Ludo’s newest sculpture project.  Each of the skulled grapes are laser sculpted, hand sprayed, and come with a signed certificate of authentication.  An added bonus, 50% of the money goes directly to a non-profit organization that provides skateboards and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan.

New Horfe Walls

Graffiti // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Horfe’s newest work is from somewhere else, but not existing in this dimension.   Stripped down to a simple two colors, these recent framed pieces are meticulous in detail and content.  Looking like a futuristic architectural comic strip, the small world’s Horfe is developing have us excited and optimistic about graffiti’s future.

Grant Coghill Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Grant Coghill is a Scottish illustrator and designer who studied web/graphic design in Aberdeen is now based in Austria. He works in a variety of media to create his surreal character work and after extensive travels throughout Asia, Coghill's work is influenced by wildlife, spontaneous reaction, nocturnal life, abstract art, Indonesian shadow puppets, unheard of bands, tribal costume, folk tales, Austrian krampus, and bright spice colors.

New Muses, Old Favorite

Erotica // Thursday, May 03, 2012
I've always loved the work of Barcelona based illustrator, Conrad Roset. His erotic muses are ever-changing though stylistically his work is always recognizable, with their inked simplicity and rosy lips and knees. The innocence he portrays in minimal provocative poses gets me every time. His new collection of female figures, from early 2012 prove to be no different.

Barry McGee @ Prism, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Barry McGee will make a return visit to show at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles on May 11, 2012, with a large portion created at the gallery itself. In 2009, McGee held an exhibition for the gallery's inaugural exhibition, titled MindTheGap. Since then, the gallery has gone on to show many renowned international artists including David LaChapelle, Os Gemeos, Ryan McGinness, Andy Warhol, Araki, and a bunch more. This one should garner a ton of attention.

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