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Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Russ Pope

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009

Russ’ lifelong commitment to both skateboarding and art often synthesize and yield works that appear to be a collision of motion and color—reflecting these two pillars of his existence. Come check out the (two!) excellent pieces that Russ Pope donated to the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction to benefit the Power House Project of Detroit.

“When one looks at Russ's art, it is easy to see that his painting is as integral to his life and sanity as food, water, music, skateboarding and family. The rawness of his work can be felt by viewing the large brush strokes, thick lines and drippy backgrounds of many pieces. One senses music and movement through the application of color, image and brush strokes. Elements of culture, politics, animals and celebration pop out of the base of his art. It is easy to feel freedom, chaos and release when one views Russ's pieces as a body of work, these feelings are fundamental to his life and work.” -- Jennifer Bostwick


Bid on these items here and here.


For more information on the auction, participating artists, the Power House Project of Detroit, and our upcoming rocking party in LA, visit


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