2014 Desert Daze Festival in Mecca, CA

Music // Friday, April 11, 2014
The 2014 Desert Daze Festival will feature live performances by Blonde Redhead, The Raveonettes, DIIV, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Liars, Autolux and more. In 2012, Moon Block Party created Desert Daze and unintentionally hosted one of the world’s longest consecutive day music festivals. Over 120 acts played on 2 stages and physically rocked a roadhouse in the desert for eleven straight days and nights...

OrganiCann Presents: High Art - Top 10

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
The top ten finalists of the OrganiCann "HIGH ART" challenge have been chosen! Congrats to the finalists and tune in for the winner announcement on 4/20 at 4:20PM. Watch a video of the top ten finalists after the jump!

Moleskine Sketches from Anton Vill

Illustration // Thursday, April 10, 2014
Some of the greatest creative finds are in an artist's sketchbook. Estonian artist Anton Vill demonstrates technical talent and a certain effortlessness in these works. To me, there is nothing like a detailed drawing...

As Swoon Opens at The Brooklyn Museum .... Here She Was, Nearly a Decade Ago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
With our attention on wihat is and will be an amazing installation by 2x cover artist Swoon at the Brooklyn Museum, "Submerged Motherlands," that opens Friday, April 11, we wanted to take a look back at the fantastic documentary short that Upper Playground produced for the "The Run UP" that featured a great piece on Swoon. Juxtapoz contributing editor Joey Garfield shot this piece as Swoon was preparing her first solo show at Deitch Projects in the Summer of 2005, and as she is set to open a museum show home in NYC, this is great to see nearly a decade later!

In L.A.: Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by Merry Karnowsky Gallery for the opening of Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition “Stranded.” From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Mark Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring invention, communication, emotion, sexuality, interaction and ritual – all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity. Photos and more after the jump.

Fuco Ueda "Kioku No Hana (Flower of Memory)" @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thinkspace is pleased to present Kioku No Hana (Flower of Memory), featuring new and recent works by Japanese artist Fuco Ueda. Ueda is renowned for her surreal narrative paintings of slight girls surrounded by all manner of lush hyper-colored flora and fauna. The artist’s work conveys a feeling of ambivalent rapture, as her dreamy subjects are suspended in varying states of silent revelation and resignation; quiet witnesses to recondite mysteries.

Thames & Hudson's PHOTOFILE series: Bruce Gilden

Photography // Thursday, April 10, 2014
A Guggenheim Fellow and member of Magnum Photos since 1998, New York-based photographer, Bruce Gilden, is one of the most influential and recognizable names in street photography. Gilden has photographed a wide range of subjects over the years that include Japan's Yakuza mobsters, the homeless, prostitutes, members of bike gangs, Voodoo rituals in Haiti, rural Ireland horseracing and more.

Spring Summer Fashion from Craig Green

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
What you are looking at is wearable, psychedelic, bugged out fashion. Craig Green takes art and fashion to very interesting levels, and his Spring Summer 2014 line pushes psychedelia, costume, superheroes, Zorro, and cinema into a mix of futuristic wardrobes and high fashion... the presentation is flawless!

Op-Art by Johnny Abrahams

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
"Johnny Abrahams lives and works in New York. His latest body of work consists of painstakingly painted op-art pieces. Working exclusively in black and white these large patterns are absolutely disorienting. Once the viewers eyes become accustomed to each piece, elaborate mazes dazzle the senses.

Revisiting the Scene of the Crime

Photography // Thursday, April 10, 2014
In the 1940’s and 50’s, criminologist Frances Glessner Lee created hand built miniature models of actual crime scenes which were used to train detectives to assess visual evidence. The depicted crimes ranged from homicides to accidental deaths to suicides and Lee’s attention to detail was phenomenal. Photographer Corinne May Botz was able to locate eighteen of Lee’s models which she photographed for her series “The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.”

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