Ono’u festival Tahiti: Part 1

Graffiti // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Arriving just as the sun was rising, we were greeted at the airport with live Tahitian music, fresh flowered leis and warm smiles. Despite the long overnight flight, everyone appeared enthusiastic about being on an island in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean and to be painting graffiti on it as well! After the standard meet and greet, summary of the week activities and paint distribution, everyone was able to soak in the island’s amenities (snorkeling, kayaking, sun bathing, you know, tropical island stuff!)

Studio Visit: Monica Canilao in Oakland, California

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
We have worked on numerous projects with Oakland, California-based fine artist Monica Canilao over the years, and one thing we always know when we check in with her is that she is going to be busy on numerous projects. From Detroit, to Miami, to New Orleans, and back to Northern California, Canilao's art and life have fused together in one creative hybrid. We went to Monica's studio to see what she was preparing for her next exhibition at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, opening June 7, 2014.

Ryan McGinness "Figure Drawings" @ Pace Prints, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Ryan McGinness: Figure Drawings is a continuation of the artist’s Women series, which began in 2010. Drawing directly from nude models, McGinness approaches these drawings in the same manner in which he creates his signature undulating and layered icons. He begins with sketches, and refines those drawings down into their basic and most essential forms. In the Women series, the artist simultaneously embraces the inherent sensuality of his models through their graceful lines and gentle curves, while allowing his iconic drawings to be less about the individual woman and more about presentations of universal womanhood.

the work of Mark Cohen

Photography // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Mark Cohen is often forgotten as one of the most inventive street photographers. It’s easier to make up close images in big cities with crowds. Mark Cohen works in smaller suburban areas in an extremely fragmented and graphic style. He points out the specific things of interest, creating surreal compositions with body parts. Often he seeks out children and youth culture in oddly sexualized images of children in bathing suits or a group of boys sucking on cigarettes and lollipops. The compositions are daring and nightmarish.

Riot Paintings by David Molesky

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Calm and Unrest is the body of recent work from NYC-based and often-Juxtapoz contributor, David Molesky. The show opened at Copro Gallery this past month and remains on view until May 10. The series debuted Molesky’s new series of riot paintings that depict protestors tossing molotov cocktails at unseen adversaries. 

On Sale Now: June 2014 Featuring Mark Ryden And More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
June 2014 is a special issue for Juxtapoz Magazine. Not only do we get to celebrate the return of Mark Ryden and his brand new exhibition "The Gay 90s West," but this issue marks our special feature and behind-the-scenes story on our 20th Anniversary exhibition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery that runs May 15—June 14, 2014...

Owl Scouts

Photography // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Chicago-based photographer Todd Baxter’s series “Owl Scouts” follows the adventures and misfortunes of two fictional Owl Scout kids, a boy and girl. The narrative series explores what happens when the scouts become lost in the woods and experience a chain of worst case scenarios. The bold colors and active compositions create a cinematic feel that draws the viewer into each scene.

“Forever and Always” by Pref

Graffiti // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
When it comes to understanding how to layer and mix letters, Pref has proven himself quite competent. This new pieces read “Forever and Always” and the artist did a great job at matching the line color on the street to his piece. 

1,600 Paper-Mâché Pandas Travel The World

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
As part of their world tour, '1600 pandas,' recently made a stop in Hong-Kong, taking time to occupy 10 landmarks including the airport and the giant tian tan Buddha. The pandas are part of a collaboration between French artist Paulo Grangeon together with the WWF, PMQ and creative studio allrightsreserved. Each panda represents a single member of the species alive today, bringing awareness worldwide to the threats we humans impose on animal habitats and the planet itself.

New Book: Kurt Vonnegut Drawings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Those who know Kurt Vonnegut as one of America's most beloved and influential writers also know that his doodles and drawings were often included throughout his books, our favorite being The Breakfast of Champions. When he wasn't writing, he doodled. Compiled by his daughter, this book brings together the finest examples of his funny, strange, and moving drawings in an inexpensive, beautifully produced volume for every Vonnegut fan. 

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