Vault // Tuesday, January 06 2015
With Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" now in theaters nationwide, we thought we would share our interview with him and the screenwriters of the film from our December, 2014 issue. "Tim Burton wrote his poem The Girl With Many Eyes years before screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski approached him about Margaret Keane’s story, which has all the Shakespearean elements of history, tragedy and comedy.
Vault // Wednesday, December 31 2014
Few photographers reach a point in their creative journey where the visual dialect is unmistakably and inimitably their own. In our current image-flooded culture, those who are able to patent their own aesthetic should be commended and valued. I am, and have been, on image overload for some time, constantly confusing one photographer with another. Exceptional talent is in short supply
Vault // Tuesday, December 30 2014
These paintings are violent, rampant with murder, rape and brutality, all the things envisioned when thinking of a Gestapo past or some distant Orwellian vision. Upon looking at these paintings or anything that physically disturbs us, there is always a hesitancy to acknowledge the present. The “right now” is rarely considered, yet we all know violence and intimidation aren’t just the products of secret war missions and totalitarian aspirations...
Vault // Wednesday, December 24 2014
Adding something fresh and necessary to the genre of portraiture may seem impossible, but in that realm, Jenny Morgan is crushing it. Don't label her paintings figurative or photoreal. Her extraordinary skills for rendering the human figure are beside the point. Layers of the unconscious are revealed in the reductive abstraction of her portraits.
Vault // Tuesday, December 23 2014
An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, Garbage Pail Kids were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. There was no single illustrator but rather a collective effort by a very small group of talented artists. One of those talents responsible for a significant chunk of Garbage Pail Kids art was Tom Bunk.
Vault // Friday, December 19 2014
"If you don't know Shepard Fairey, you know Shepard Fairey. You have encountered an Obey Giant sticker before, I guarantee There's a chance that you, your son, or daughter is wearing an Obey shirt right now. Unless you were living under a rock in 2008, you saw an Obama "HOPE" poster, and it probably gave you pause, whether you voted for the man or now.
Vault // Thursday, December 18 2014
In conjunction with our 20th Anniversary exhibition Art Truancy: 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, we had Carlo McCormick interview Jonathan for the June issue and talk the history of this publication and the people and places surrounding the culture and art we have championed for the past two decades.
Vault // Wednesday, December 17 2014
We spoke with the one and only (okay, one of two) Nick Cave on his birthday as he was about to open a show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Best known for his Soundsuits, Cave also talked to us about his childhood, chairing the graduate fashion department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and working on a project at the American Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.
Vault // Friday, December 12 2014
Andy Rementer told us that he saw insecurity "as a result of people being forced into living their lives too close to one another." That thought has really stuck with us throughout the year as we continue to adjust to the inter-connectedness of our digital world. Kristin Farr talks to Andy about his Medieval Minute comics, moving from drawing to painting, R. Curmb, Jean-Luc Godard, and his eclectic cast of characters, and more in this April, 2014 interview.