NurtureART: Inspired by Andy Warhol

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
We have been working with a few Andy Warhol projects over the past month, and we were happy to see this go up on Paddle8's auction site today: The Andy Warhol Foundation is proud to present this auction which includes original artwork inspired by Warhol’s work created by ten renowned artists (all artists who have been in Juxtapoz over the past year or two as well). Proceeds will benefit NURTUREart, a non-profit institute dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists, curators and public school students.

Erwin Olaf "WAITING: SELECTIONS FROM ERWIN OLAF: VOLUME I & II"@ Hasted Kraeutler, NYC

Photography // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Until February 28, a collection of Erwin Olaf’s photographs will be on display at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York. The exhibition titled “Waiting: Selections from Erwin Olaf: Volume I & II” showcases some of Olaf’s most profound images depicting moments between action. 

Illustrations by Fumi Mini Nakamura

Illustration // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Fumi Mini Nakamura is a freelance illustrator and designer living and working in the NYC-area. She was born in a small town in Japan, growing up surrounded by majestic mountains and endless ocean. She moved to the US when she was twelve years old, but her rural upbringing has undeniably impacted her art, which features beutifully rendered plants and animals.

Tom of Finland: Early Work 1944 – 1972 @ David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Erotica // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland (1920 – 1991) is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential artists for his revolutionary representation of the male figure. His drawings of fantastically muscled men engrossed in acts of homoerotic desire comprise one of the most inventive portrayals of the human body in modern times. These pictures of gay men as virile, confident, and unashamed–equally radical for their near-illicit, underground distribution–originated an empowering queer iconography and liberating spirit that increasingly inspires popular culture.

Hotel Designed to Look Like A Precious Quartz Stone

Design // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Dutch firm NL architects has developed one of the coolest looking proposals for a chain of hotels. The buildings are designed to take the form of a precious gemstone called Amethyst which is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry and for its supposed healing qualities. The crystalline clusters will be your windows!

Scott Carter Creates Sculptures Using Gallery Walls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Scott Carter creates immersive installations that includes numerous sculptural and two-dimensional pieces using only the materials that are encompassed within - and sourced from - the gallery infrastructure itself. Carter's artistic practice encompasses a wide artistic discourse, including art, design, architecture, and even sound, but always relate to the nature of space and its relationship to the individual

In the Magazine: Maria Kreyn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Through an arched window, I watched twilight fall softly on the surrounding viking bay and smooth granite islands until a door hinge creaked from across the cavernous room. Momentarily breaking my enchantment, a set of double doors opened slowly and poured forth a fluorescent glow. A floating head emerged from the beams and materialized into an angelic face whose gaze pierced the air before slipping back into retreat, closing the doors again.

The Darkness: Photography by Bill Henson

Erotica // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Australian photographer Bill Henson has long been a staple in the photography world, sometimes with controversty attached (see wikipedia). But this series is dark, mysterious, a little creepy, as you go in and out of the light and see subjects emerge and fall back into the darkness. Yes, Henson has an odd track record of picking models, but these photos are arresting to say the least. 

Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka "BLACKWELDER" @ Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
We are big Jonas Wood fans. Huge. His last show at David Kordansky in LA was probably our favorite of 2014. Now, he just opened a show with his uber-talented wife and ceramic artist, Shio Kusaka, at Gagosian Gallery in Hong Kong. So now we are huge Shio fans, too. 

Todd "REAS" James "Pump Pump" @ Alice Gallery, Brussels

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Two-time Juxtapoz cover artist and longtime favorite of the staff, Todd "REAS" James is opening a new solo show, Pump Pump, at the stellar Alice Gallery in Brussels, Belgium this week. From his amazing satirical military works, the the pirates, to his new series of big busted women and cartoonish still lifes, he continues to make some of the most strong work that we get to cover. 

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