BOOK REVIEW: "SIGN PAINTERS"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
We have been anticipating the release of Sign Painters, a new book by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, since we first heard from our friends at New Bohemia Signs (Who are featured) of its production in 2010. Documenting many of the older and emerging hand-lettering fiends, this book accurately displays the beauty and passion of the craft. The book notes and we have seen for ourselves, that there has been a resurgence in traditional sign painting.

Faile's "Wolf Within" in Mongolia

Street Art // Friday, November 30, 2012
Last month was busy, so busy we forgot to mention that Brooklyn-based collective, Faile, installed a sculpture entitled “Wolf Within” at the National Garden Park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The piece depicts a man on his knees cloaked in a wolf pelt tearing away at his two-piece suit.

David Bloch Gallery Presents "EPYPHISM”: A NEW EXHIBITION BY REMED

Street Art // Monday, November 26, 2012
A new video focusing on the work of Spanish artist, Remed, was released to promote his upcoming solo exhibition at David Bloch Gallery in Morocco. The show entitled “EPYPHISM” will showcase a number of new paintings from the artist. The video documents his process painting in the studio, as well as creating a simple abstract piece in the streets.  

"Bring Back The Boardwalks" Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser

Street Art // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath left many cities and towns on the Eastern Seaboard inoperable or completely destroyed, many having to rebuild on their own without any government assistance. The beach communities of the Far Rockaway and Coney Island in Queens were greatly affected. A group of New Yorkers came together to help their recovery process by setting up a silent auction and fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to the communities.

Juxtapoz Presents: Duke Riley

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Before I’d ever met Duke, I asked my friend Danilo what he was like. “He’s sort of an action hero guy.” I asked Danilo what he meant by this. “I mean, if the world was coming to an end, I’d kinda want to be hanging out with Duke ‘cause he could probably get us out of it.”...

I ART JOBURG: PART 2

Street Art // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Often when traveling to unknown lands, in this case Johannesburg, one can create certain expectations in their head and discover the exact opposite. After a few days running around, are initial skepticism of Joburg has been revoked and anything but negative. Aside from countless memorable adventures from our hospitable hosts and curators of the event, /ANDPEOPLE, we have witnessed two massive murals by ESPO and ROA come to completion.

"Get The Flu" @ Ever Gold Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This Saturday, Ever Gold Gallery kicks off their Fall season with Mark Benson's "Get the Flu", an installation consisting of sculptures made of space heaters and air conditioner units. The gallery will be divided into three sections, one cold, one hot, and a nurses station in their back room, where if you make a reservation you can get a Flu Shot from a registered nurse (it's a real flu shot) and receive a corresponding editioned certificate.

Phlegm @ Bloop Festival

Street Art // Thursday, August 09, 2012
UK-based muralist, Phlegm, recently completed this 4 story high mural in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza for The Bloop Festival.  The walls show two mechanical arms operating each other by the pull of a string with the artist’s signature characters doing a little maintenance.  Hopefully the artist was able to take a dip in that pool next door after baking in the sun painting this piece.

The Paintings of Pablo Cristi

Graffiti // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Los Angeles born, Oakland-based artist, Pablo Cristi, creates vibrant paintings and sculptures relating to pop culture, graffiti, religion, history, gangs, and “Bling culture,” are favorite topic of all. As his website states, “ Cristi’s work is motivated by an active political awareness and is steeped in a critical inquiry of power, representation and history.” “ His investigations of the colonial past, present, and future often take the form of paintings and sculptural objects that deconstruct and commingle urban visual vernaculars.”

"A Summer Group Show" @ Ever Gold Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 07, 2012
A super exclusive VIP invite only viewing of a Summer Group Show opens tonight, Saturday, July 7th at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco.  The exhibition will feature the work of Adam Parker Smith, Guy Overfelt, Sandy Kim, Mark Benson, Jeremiah Jenkins, Mark Mulroney, Chris Ritson and Evan Nesbit.  But wait, no RSVP is necessary, there is no guest list, admission is free and all are welcome, confused?  Go take a look for yourself and figure it out.
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