Marilyn Minter "Pretty/Dirty" @ Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
From the the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston: For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty.

Hajime Sorayama Print Show @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, SF

Erotica // Thursday, April 02, 2015
This Saturday April 4th at 7pm, Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents a print show by renowned artist Hajime Sorayama. If you remember, we featured Sorayama in the print edition of Juxtapoz back in December 2014, and that feature ended with probably the most bizarre ending we have ever had in the magazine (Sorayama was asked if he wanted a drink and retorted: "Your breast milk will be fine, if you may." Priceless, bizarre, but priceless.)

The Classic Work of Bob Carlos Clarke

Erotica // Thursday, April 02, 2015
We have written about the great Bob Carlos Clarke on the site before, but the range of his work, from rock stars, to models, to fetish scenes, to overtly sexual situations, he was a true master of his craft. He was born in Cork, Ireland in 1950, and came to England in 1964 to study art and design at The West Sussex College of Art where he developed an interest in photography. He then went on to The London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975.

Rania Matar "A Girl and Her Room"

Photography // Thursday, April 02, 2015
As a mother of teenage daughters I watch their passage from girlhood into adulthood, fascinated with the transformation taking place, the adult personality taking shape and a gradual self-consciousness replacing the carefree world they had known and lived in so far. I started photographing them and their girlfriends, and quickly realized how aware they were of each other's presence, and how much the group affected the identity they were portraying to the world. From this recognition the idea of photographing each girl alone, by herself, emerged.

Moleskine Project IV @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
This Saturday, April 4th, Hashimoto Contemporary will present Moleskine Project IV - a collective sketchbook exhibit co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman. An annual group show, The Moleskine Project takes new form within the walls of Hashimoto Contemporary, consisting of over 70 artists from around the world producing artwork on blank Moleskine sketchbooks. 

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia's "East of Eden" @ David Zwirner, New York

Photography // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of large-scale photographs from Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s ongoing East of Eden series. Begun in 2008, East of Eden takes as its source of inspiration the economic and political climate of the United States towards the end of the Bush era. Identifying a parallel between the financial collapse and the biblical Book of Genesis in terms of an “ensuing loss of innocence,” East of Eden consists of singular, at times disparate images of people and events after “the fall,” unified by a pervading sense of disillusionment. 

Black & White Nudes by the great Ralph Gibson

Erotica // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Of all the photographers that have ever been in our "Erotica" section, or even considered in other erotic publications, Ralph Gibson's elegant black and white photographs are some of our all-time favorites. His use of shadows, light, blacked-out space, and overall positioning of the nude bodies is masterful. Here is a selection of some of our favorites. 

Issue Preview: May 2015 with Chris Ware

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The May 2015 cover story feels like a long time coming. A half-decade even, but it was worth it. Chris Ware is not only a cult-followed comic book artist who has transformed the genre with some of the most intricate, progressive storytelling styles we have ever seen. It started with the Acme Novelty Library series, to the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and recently grew to the incredible Building Stories graphic novel. This is what we want to document this month; a true American storyteller.

Pastels Become Water: New Work by Zaria Forman w/ Artstar

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Zaria Forman's amazing hyperreal works of both the ocean and various distant islands of the world are quite breathtaking. We have featured not only in a special Juxtapoz Presents video, but also in our Hyperreal book. We just found out that ArtStar partnered with Zaria Forman to "create affordable, limited edition prints of her work. Pastels to Water presents NEW images from the Maldives and Greenland series as well as Israel images." The show is exclusive to Artsy from April 1st- May 1st...

King Lear Illustrated by John Yunge-Bateman circa 1930s

Illustration // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
King Lear is one of the greatest tragedies ever written, and also one of its darkest and most f*cked-up. Its one of Shakespeare's finest, and if you have ever seen it on stage, or read the play, you know King Lear's situation with his 3 daughters and his impending death. Why are we talking Lear today? Well, according to i09, "In 1930, Curwen Press published an edition of William Shakespeare's King Lear with illustrations by artist John Yunge-Bateman." 

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