Shepard Fairey "We Own The Future" Mural, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Street Art // Thursday, August 28, 2014
July 2014 cover artist Shepard Fairey is on a bit of a world tour right now, doing murals like U2 does stadium shows. Last week, he finished a new mural at 161 Bowery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, titled "We Own the Future." Shepard and his team got it done in 3 days, and our new NYC photographer, Joe Russo, captured the process.

Drawings by Qiu Jie

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Qiu Jie trained both in Chinese high-realism and European multi-media schools, also working professionally as a decorator and designer. His drawings are informed from a wide range of aesthetic influences and carry a sense of myth making, exotica, and expedition through mysterious terrains of the imagination.

Paintings by Mi Ju

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
This morning we take a look at the work of South Korean-born artist Mi Ju. Mi received her BFA in painting at SFAI and later went on to earn and MFA at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has shown in group and solo exhibitions around the world including San Francisco's Fecal Face and Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen.

The Amazing Alberto Vargas

Erotica // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Alberto Vargas was a noted Peruvian of pinup girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have sold and continue to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. We're espeically enchanted by the way he depicts sheer skeins of cloth, creating a sense of transperency that is unrivaled in delicacy.

Paintings by Masaaki Sasamoto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Japanese painter Masaaki Sasamoto this morning. Sasamoto graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989 and has been exhibiting across Japan ever since.

Paintings by Trent Call

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
We recently acquired an old, swaybacked ping-pong table at the studio. It sure is fun slicing and swinging back and forth in quick reaction. I like to say that ping-pong is good hand-eye coordination practice for drawing, although, I'm not quite sure I believe that. I get schooled on most days, anyhow...

Andrew Schoultz "Last Hand" Print & Giveaway

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Today, August 27th, at 12:00pm PST, Andrew Schoultz will be releasing a limited edition screen print in collaboration with Berlin-based print shop Draw A Line. The DRAW A LINE edition ‘Last Hand’ can be interpreted as nature’s final warning to mankind in a world of environmental crisis and an ongoing depletion of natural resources. Schoultz works with a method of layering his recurring motifs. Win one of the prints after the jump!

Deadline

Photography // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
 In his series “Deadline”, photographer Will Steacy explores the trials and tribulations that newspapers are currently presented with. For five years beginning in 2009, Steacy had unrestricted photographic access to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The images display a nostalgia for what newsrooms used to be and their reluctant transition toward modern technologies.

Tomokazu Matsuyama "Sky Is The Limit" @ Harbour City, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
LeBasse Projects opens 'Sky is the Limit,' an exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama in collaboration with Harbour City, Hong Kong. As part of a summer long program, Tomokazu Matsuyama will join the list of artists who have been invited to showcase their monumental works in Harbour City, Hong Kong, one of the largest business complexes in Asia. The list includes celebrated American artist KAWS, Japanese master Yayoi Kusama, Chinese artist Yue Minjun, as well as Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman.

José Parlá "In Medias Res" @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to announce IN MEDIAS RES, the second solo exhibition of Brooklyn based artist José Parlá (and former Juxtapoz cover artist). The exhibition will feature new paintings, sculptures and a large-scale mural installation. IN MEDIAS RES is a chronicle of Parlá's life, beginning with his childhood and including his extensive travels around the world. Through choreographed, painterly works, the artist creates impressions of life-altering moments that have impacted his art making process.

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