What Artists Do When They Are Not Being Artists

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
"Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen snapshots of some of the twentieth century's most celebrated artists. Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture creative giants with their guard down, in the moment, living life." Sounds romnatic, doesn't it? Well, this is the summary that Princeton Architectural Press has put together for their new book, "Artists Unframed," featuring Warhol, Picasso, Hockney and others relaxing and doing things that artists do when they aren't painting.

"City Space" by Clarrisa Bonet

Photography // Friday, April 24, 2015
Chicago-based photographer Clarrisa Bonet’s work explores aspects of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context. In her series City Space, Bonet used the dark shadows and stark light to set the mood and composition in her stunning photographs. 

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, April 24, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Hip Hop Revolution: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JANETTE BECKMAN, JOE CONZO, AND MARTHA COOPER @ Museum of the City of New York

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper—who documented hip hop from its pioneering days through its emergence into mainstream popular culture. Contributor Joe Russo documented the opening of the show a few weeks ago!

Skilled NSFW Oil Paintings by Matt R. Martin

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Matt R. Martin has been drawing as long as he can remember. He started painting in 2007 after being influenced by surrealism and representational art. Martin’s technical skill is quite something to behold, even if the subjects are mysteriously reclined in tangled intrigue.

The Lost Art of Flyers

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
“White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994” is a meticulously assembled book detailing flyers from Louisville’s vibrant punk scene’s early DIY days. The images in the book document American punk beyond LA and New York and a time when all you needed to promote a show was paper, markers and a stapler. The book release party is Friday April 24 at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, where some of the flyers in a show that is up until May 10.

The Work of Thomas Amerlynck

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
Thomas Amerlynck, Head of Department of Engraving at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Brussels, says, “The aura of engraving has always attracted me even beyond its exercise. Engraving has acquired a sacred format due to its development coinciding with printing and its worldwide best-sellers."

Tracey Emin "My Bed 1998" @ Tate Britain

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
Tracey Emin made My Bed 1998 in her Waterloo council flat in 1998. Emin’s own bed covered in stained sheets, discarded condoms, underwear and empty bottles of alcohol created an unconventional self-portrait, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Turner Prize. The Duerckheim Collection acquired the work in early July 2014 and it is now on loan to Tate for 10 years. My Bed 1998 runs at Tate Britain until June 2016 and then will be shown at Turner Contemporary in Margate, Emin’s home town, followed by Tate Liverpool allowing audiences outside of London a glimpse of recent British art.

Illuminated Installation by Julien Salaud

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
French artist Julien Salaud uses cotton thread coated with ultraviolet paint to weave impressive luminescent creatures, creating an intricate illuminated tapestry held up with thousands of nails. Geometric bears, deers, felines and other animals remind us of constellations, perhaps a new mythology.

New Works by Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lisa Yuskavage has always been one of our favorite artists working in the blue chip world of contemporary art, because we always felt like she connected with some of the greats of both fine artwork, pop-culture, and almost erotic surrealism that we have covered for the last few decades. And her new show, opening on April 23 at David Zwirner's beautiful space in Chelsea, is a stunning collection of paintings, both incandescent and fairy tale enchanting.

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