Street Art // Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We all know that French street artist, JR, won the 2011 TED Award, but we hadn't heard his TED2011 Talk accepting and pledging with the award. JR's simple, ambitious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. A great speech after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 14, 2011
Some of the best street art has humor built into it. In the case of French street artist, OaKoAk, they take what the city gives to them and creates a witty street piece. Who hasn't wanted to turn a tile doorstep into a piano, or a sewer cover into a Viking's shield? More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 13, 2011
Our April issue of Juxtapoz, the Art In the Streets Issue, companion to the MOCA's "Art In the Streets" exhibition that is opening in Los Angeles next month, was curated by Roger Gastman. (Who happens to be a curator of the MOCA show, along with MOCA director, Jeffrey Deitch, and Aaron Rose). The New York Times, getting in the Art In the Streets mood, profiled Gastman this weekend. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 11, 2011
London-based Eine opens a new solo show, Greatest, at White Walls in San Francisco tomorrow night (Saturday, March 12), featuring new works as well as a culmination of his painting public space around SF over the past few weeks. This particular piece,"We Rock Hardest," was a nice touch to the City. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 10, 2011
Next week, we will premiere our new video profile, Juxtapoz Presents: Curtis Kulig, but today, we have a studio visit with the NYC-based street, photography, and fine artist. You may recognize that "Love Me" sticker from the intro of "Saturday Night Live." Images after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 02, 2011
April 2011 marks a special issue for Juxtapoz Magazine, as we were asked by the MOCA to create a companion issue to the first major instituitional retrospective of street art, Art In the Streets. As we documented street art to a wider-audience of fine art, tattoo, pop-surreal, and illustrative art enthusiasts over our 17 years, we wanted to create an extended dialog and history with graffiti and street art pioneers. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 28, 2011
The Bussey Building, a disused warehouse located in Peckham is being revisited for an interactive installation called Black/Light with the London-based artist collective, Robots>>>>, together with ROA and Phlegm. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, was there to capture the opening. More after the jump . . .
Street Art // Monday, February 28, 2011
We haven't seen much public work from Italian aritsts Blu or Ericailcane since both were in California in the early Fall 2010. Ericailcane was in San Francisco for a solo exhibition at FIFTY24SF, and Blu was in Los Angeles where that thing with the mural for MOCA happened. You may have heard the story. More after the jump . . .
Street Art // Sunday, February 27, 2011
By the time you see this, JR will have done more walls in Los Angeles, but this will get you to seek those out. As he continues to perform his "Wrinkles of the City" project throughout LA, the TED Award-winner is creating a bit of a buzz in the SoCal art's community. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 25, 2011
The very small-scaled street installation artist, Slinkachu, opens Concrete Ocean on March 3rd at Andipa Gallery in London. As per the press release, "Concrete Ocean address the artist's trademark theme of loneliness and disillusionment engendered by the city environment." More images after the jump . . .