Blu buffed out of MOCA?

Street Art // Thursday, December 09, 2010
We want to preface this post with the fact that we don't know the whole story, but it looks like Italian artist Blu, one of the rising talents in the international art world especially in terms of mural work, was invited by the MOCA to paint a large wall in conjunction with next Spring's major "Art In the Streets" exhibition. And right after Blu painted the piece in LA, it got buffed. More after the jump . . .

From the people who brought you Wallace & Gromit bring you Banksy

Street Art // Thursday, December 09, 2010
British studio, Aardman Animations, known for their creation of its famed claymation characters and series Wallace & Gromit, just created a new commercial featuring their own Banksy, titled "Morph Vs. Banksy." Watch it after the jump . . .

Os Gemeos in group show at Lehmann Maupin in NYC

Street Art // Tuesday, December 07, 2010
The globetrotting twins, Os Gemeos, have been all over the place the past month, staying at RETNA's studio in LA to paint, Art Basel happening, and now they are in a group show at Lehmann Maupin in NYC called Law of the Jungle, that opens Thursday, December 9th. Brazilian artist, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, curated the show. More information after the jump . . .

Swoon releases 31 unique variants of "Zahra"

Street Art // Friday, December 03, 2010
Yesterday afternoon, PaperMonster released 31 unique variants of Swoon's "Zahra" image that included works on found wood, fabric, cardboard and paper. Paper Monster mentioned that each piece was unique, and many were embellished with scraps and free-cut paper forms Swoon pulled from her travels and studio work. Pictures after the jump . . .

BLU to release DVD of animations, timelapses

Street Art // Saturday, November 27, 2010
This was a bit of good news this morning: one of the best animation and timelapse artists working today, BLU, will be releasing a DVD of said animations and timelapses in the coming days or months. (We can't confirm, so we just should just say "Coming Soon . . . "). See some of BLU's greatest hits after the jump . . .

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, 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, 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.


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