ESCIF releases first book with video trailer

Street Art // Saturday, November 27, 2010
Why all the Escif news on the site? We are building up to larger feature in the magazine on the Spanish street / fine artist. We are prepping you, getting you acquainted. Escif just released his new book, MUROS y PAREDES, featuring his best outdoor and train work to date. Spreads and video trailer after the jump . . .

New Escif website, video, and work

Street Art // Tuesday, November 23, 2010
It's fairly well-documented at this point that we like Spanish street and fine artist, Escif. We wrote at length recently about how much we admire his work, and see big things on his horizon. Now, we have a bunch of new updates from the Escif camp. More after the jump . . .

Shepard Fairey on Barbara Kruger

Street Art // Monday, November 22, 2010
Last month in our November 2010 issue, Barbara Kruger graced our cover. It was an important cover and interview for us, as Kruger is one of the biggest and most well-regarded artists in all of contemporary art. For the interview, artist Shepard Fairey wrote an exclusive introduction about Kruger for Juxtapoz, an introduction we felt we should share with you. Read it after the jump . . .

Swoon to build house in New Orleans

Street Art // Wednesday, November 17, 2010
As you have read on Juxtapoz.com, we worked with acclaimed artist Swoon in Detroit last month as part of our Juxtapoz x Power House Productions artist project. She decorated and worked with Ben Wolf on a house we bought in Detroit, and the results were fantastic. Now, we just read that Swoon is planning to build a house in New Orleans. Read more and watch the video after the jump . . .

Artist to Watch: Escif

Street Art // Sunday, November 14, 2010
*Every Sunday, Juxtapoz.com will highlight an artist that we feel is currently on the cusp of a new level of critical and technical success. The artist we feature will not necessarily be unknown, nor will they be of a pre-established museum career. But they will be artists who have showcased progress in a new body of work that deserves continual examination. We will mostly look at the work itself and let the art speak. Today, we feature Spanish street and fine artist, Escif.

Speaking of Blu, a new mural pops up in Rennes, France

Street Art // Thursday, November 11, 2010
After spending an earlier post this morning endorsing Italian artist Blu as the leading force in a new wave of a street work, we just saw that he completed a new mural in Rennes, France. More pictures after the jump . . .

MOCA's "Art In the Streets" gets a book, becomes more real

Street Art // Thursday, November 11, 2010
So now it has a book. The show everyone will be talking about from now to the end of 2011, the MOCA's Art in the Streets, now has a book cover for the art world to start thinking about. San Francisco's vey own Barry "Twist" McGee is on the cover, rightly and properly so. What else do we know?

Shepard Fairey's new POW(ER) Print

Street Art // Wednesday, November 03, 2010
We are back in that political season, and we got to thinking about Shepard Fairey today, and noticed that he has a new print, "POW(ER)" set for release . . .

Banksy in Mexico, circa 1999

Street Art // Wednesday, November 03, 2010
We read about Banksy's Mexico work done in 1999 yesterday, but found the story behind the pieces almost too good to be true. According to Nuart, via Capturing Banksy, the Bristol-based artist went to "Chiapas in Mexico back in 1999 with the Bristol based anarchist football club The Easton Cowboys to play football against the Zapatista Army of National Liberation..."

Os Gemeos tunnel paintings shot by Wim Wenders

Street Art // Friday, October 29, 2010
Combing on Os Gemeos' blog last night, we found some great documentary photos that famed Wim Wenders took of the twins painting inside a German rail tunnel. The series was shot for the “Out Sides” project and street art event held in Wüppertal 2006, and recently shown at the 20/Out, according to Os Gemeos' site. The photos are dramatic, with the same iconic work that Os Gemeos has been known for throughout the years. More images after the jump...  

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