Knock Knock @ Galería Javier López, Madrid

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Galería Javier López in Madrid is about to open what looks like an epic group show, "Knock Knock," that basically runs the entire roster of every fantastic comic-book inspired artist we have ever covered. From Charles Burns to Daniel Clowes, Erik Parker and REAS, Gary Panter and Kaws, Keiichi Tanaami to Ed Templeton, Nara and Faile, this looks to be one of the absolute standout exhibitions of the summer.

The Intricate Erotica of Richard Müller (1874-1954)

Erotica // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Richard Müller (1874-1954) was born in the Bohemian city of Tschirnitz as the son of a weaver. His artistic talent was evident early on. In 1888, at the age of only 14, he was animated by a porcelain painter to enter the famous School of the Royal Saxon Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, where he was immediately accepted...

Flourish by Dana Tanamachi-Williams

Design // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
You might find Dana Tanamachi-Williams listening to country music or collecting vintage packaging for inspiration while she works on any given number of projects within her newly-formed Brooklyn-based design firm. Tanamachi Studio started modestly, but now Dana is adding clients like Oprah, Time Magazine, Nike, Burton, Target, and even Google to her roster.

Aakash Nihalani: LANDLINE

Street Art // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We have featured the sculptural and performance-style works of NYC-based Aakash Nihalani in the print edition and web version of Juxtapoz over the years, and he just sent us images from his new project, Landline. He says of the new work, "In these new outdoor works, colorful bars pass through individuals, connecting them to each other and functioning as extensions of the urban landscape. The participants examine their own insides and connections, a visual expression of both the isolation and community I often feel living in Brooklyn. We spend so much time existing in virtual reality, these works are a visible connection to the real world."

Cali Dewitt's "Grave Yard" @ Muddguts, Brooklyn

Photography // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
This Friday in Brooklyn, Muddguts Gallery will present Grave Yard, a new series of work from Los Angeles-based artist, Cali Dewitt. A zine-publisher, record label proprietor, photographer, and more, Dewitt works in a variety of mediums and will surely provide the people of Brooklyn something to gawk about.

Optimus prime production

Graffiti // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Optimus Prime it the centerpiece of this the large-scale production painted by Gary, Storm, Mr. Wany, Gevaer and Sobekcis in Denmark. The crew of artists attacked this wall differently than others in the apst, stacking their letters and stretching them out like Play-Doh.

David Hockney Illustrates the Brothers Grimm

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Who didn’t love to hear a good old fairy tale to tuck them in at night? We have all seen and read wonderful renditions of the Brothers Grimm stories with beautiful princesses and evil stepmothers. However, this collaboration with the well-celebrated contemporary artist David Hockney, provides a different insight into the true tales of the Brothers Grimm. Originally published in 1970 by the British Royal Academy of Arts, Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm was reissued in 2012 featuring Hockney’s bizarre and brilliant drawings for the selected tales.

The Work of Harriet Lee-Merrion

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Harriet Lee-Merrion creates emotionally stimulating, intricate and thoughtful work of fantastically conscientious worlds. Sticking to black and white but with a flash of color, the illustrations portray modern and dreamy imagery with balloon heads on strings coupled with scenarios of human sensitivities. Her narratives strike curiosities and intrigue as it draws us to dawn on our own complex emotional states. 

Todd Francis Book Release and Signing @ Hennessey + Ingalls, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
This Thursday, June 26th, at 6pm Hennessy + Ingalls in Los Angeles will be hosting a special book release, signing, and exhibition of "Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis." While most people are familiar with Todd's new and classic board graphics for Anthero, Real, Stereo, and Element, this book reveals a wider palette of Todd's techniques and styles. Copies of the latest July issue of Juxtapoz featuring Todd Francis will also be available at the event, so head over if you're in the LA area!

Skeletal Sculptures by Monika Horčicová

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We will forever have a strong connection to our bodies and the skeletal structures that maintain our human structure. Seeing it recreated is a fascinating spectacle, since we can’t see the ones we possess. Monika Horčicová, a Czech sculptor and installation artist prints 3D skeletal pieces to create very surreal juxtapositions with ligaments and backbones nakedly exposed. The repetitive cycling pattern presents itself as morbid mutations of our inner constructions leaving us looking back for more.

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