Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Remember, it was a set of 3. A record was set Tuesday night, when late British painter Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" was sold for a whopping $142.4 million at Christie's in NYC, breaking the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned. Bacon's previous record was $86m, but a work this intimate, painted 25 years after the two artists met, seems to have garnered a little bit more attention from the billionaire set.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
As you may have seen on our Instagram account in recent weeks, we are working with Alex Pardee on a new project that will come to fruition in a few weeks. But in the meantime, Alex, along with Jonathan Wayshak and Dave Correia, were commissioned by DC to create paintings in the vein of the much anticipated, upcoming Batman vs Superman film, to be auctioned off for the We Can Be Heroes charity. The pieces are currently up now, and were unveilved at a special event for the release of the "Man of Steel" blu-ray edition last week in Los Angeles...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
If you have followed Juxtapoz over the past 5 years, you know that we have been working closely with Power House Productions in Detroit to help build and sustain a creative-driven and influenced neighborhood in Detroit. We have worked with Swoon, Monica Canilao, RETNA, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, Matthew Barney, Lance Mountain, Thrasher Magazine's Joe Brook, and the PHP team of Mitch Cope and Gina Reichart to keep more and more projects alive in the neighborhood where our 15th Anniversary benefit and auction helped fund the purchase of numerous homes...
Music // Friday, November 01, 2013
This past Wednesday, Juxtapoz attended a special benefit and auction hosted by Flea and Anthony Kiedis, all to benefit the Los Angeles area Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Past Juxtapoz featured artists Thomas Campbell, Retna, Shepard Fairey, Gus Van Sant, Ed Ruscha, and many more were in attendance, with art up for auction to support the school as well. To make it even better, Neil Young and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed. All and all... a good cause and good night. Here are some of the shots...
Graffiti // Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is a message to support a close member of the extended Juxtapoz family, so we will leave it in the words of cause..."The joeymerz benefit all started with an email... "Hey, just wanted to let you know that I was diagnosed with MS." This chilling email was sent to me from my long time friend, painting partner, crewmate, and basically my little brother."
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 21, 2013
This past Wednesday night, as we prepared ourselves with all the previews and pre-game hype of Comic-Con, Juxtapoz attended the DC Comics "We Can Be Heroes" art auction at Petco Park. With art on display in the theme of Justice League and amazing KIA art car unveiled by DC-publisher Jim Lee, the auction is set to help raise awarenesss for hunger in eastern Africa.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
Who says you can't get good money from a resume? Apparently, when he was just a lad of 20, Jean-Michel Basquiat, perhaps the most famous artist to cone out of the early 1980's Downtown NYC scene, made a resume that was such crap, so devoid of actual work experience, he got to throw a big fuck you at everyone for listing Warhol, Tennessee Williams, Glenn O'Brien, and Johnny Carson as his contacts. This resume just sold at Sotheby's for $50,000. Actually, come to think of it, this is probably the greatest resume ever. We are sold.
What's The Time?: Antiques Roadshow Appraisal of World B Omes' 1986 "Licensed To Ill" Beastie Boys Cover ArtJuxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
We continue our month of Beastie Boys with a fantastic behind the scenes story. Yes, you the reader will get to know the mystery of World B Omes in the coming days and the tale of Licensed To Ill's now iconic album cover. Antiques Roadshow, being one of the best programs of TV, did this fantastic little bit on someone getting their Licensed To Ill artwork appraised. In conclusion, PBS is going to show up a lot when it comes to the Beastie Boys this month.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
This past Friday, January 4, in San Francisco, Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, presented a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit. The exhibition, Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope, is now presenting the donated artwork as part of an online auction on Paddle8 closes on January 22nd at 10am EST.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 04, 2013
Last night, we were able to check out the setup of the Chandran Gallery x Juxtapoz Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope exhibition opening tonight only, January 4, in San Francisco. Singapore/San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, present a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit that features artists from around the country in hopes of creating a meeting place of creativity in the middle of the USA.