Boxes of Death 5

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
Boxes of Death is an art exhibition where 50 artists are each given their own coffin to do with what they want. The idea spawned from Kane Quaye, a famous coffin maker from Africa. His philosophy was that a coffin should not just be a pine box, but something that represents the person inside and their life.

The Surreal Works of Brad Kunkle

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
NYC-based, Pennsylvania born Brad Kunkle's highly detailed works are definitely stunning. He captures women, sometimes sleeping, sometimes as if captured in a dream sequence, amongst piles of leaves, surrounded by nature, sometimes with hyperreal quality and other times more abstract and fleeting.

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

Design // Friday, September 19, 2014
If you found yourself in the New York City subway in the 1960s, you were probably lost. Signs didn’t help you find your way, standards didn’t exist, even handmade lettering was common. Mass confusion was the status quo. In 1970, the Standards Manual changed everything. In 2012, 42 years after the Standards Manual was released a rare copy was discovered in the basement of design firm Pentagram. The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes.

An Update with Trixter

Graffiti // Friday, September 19, 2014
Today we check in on what California graffiti writer and UTI crewmember, Trixter has been up to in the spray department.

SFMoMA on the Go: Fertile Ground @ Oakland Museum of California

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
The San Francisco Bay Area has been without its modern art institution for a couple of years now, as the physical space that is the SFMOMA has been closed for an addition to its existing building. The benefits of the closure has been spread out across various spaces around the SF area, whether at the Cantor at Stanford, the Wattis in SF, or even the Asian Art Museum here in the City as well. All the shows have been strong in their own way, but the newest SFMOMA On the Go exhibition, "Fertile Ground," brings together SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum of California for a theme that makes perfect: Art made in the SF Bay Area. 

Rashid Johnson "Islands" @ David Kordanksy, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. The show runs through October 29, 2014.

CRASH and DAZE in NYC for L.I.S.A. Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
We got a few shots today of the collaborative mural in NYC by DAZE and CRASH. The mural is part of the L.I.S.A. Project and City As Canvas, Museum Of The City Of New York in Little Italy on Mulberry Street. Go take a lunch break and check it out. 

"Touchy Subjects" @ Known Gallery, LA

Graffiti // Thursday, September 18, 2014
This Saturday in Los Angeles, The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery will present Touchy Subjects that will include new work from Dabs, Myla, Rime and Persue.

Nancy Baron’s New Monograph “The Good Life > Palm Springs”

Photography // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Photographer and filmmaker Nancy Baron’s newest monograph The Good Life > Palm Springs, published by Kehrer Verlag, offers us a look into the celebrated Hollywood hideaway. Baron, who describes Palm Springs as her second home, tells the story of this lush resort town beyond what a tourist’s eyes can see. 

In the Magazine: Alex Gross

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Alex Gross paints intense images of an ominous future. In fact, the future isn’t so distant, it’s here. And it isn’t full of flying cars or “robot servants bringing us drinks,” as the artist points out in this interview. I caught up with this design-minded oil painter just before the opening of his new exhibition, Future Tense, alongside the release of his new monograph of the same name. This doubly meaningful title is poignant and accurately describes our precarious surroundings for the foreseeable future. The future’s so tense, you gotta wear shades. And if you’re a figure in an Alex Gross painting, those shades are probably Gucci.

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