"The Skywhale" Hot Air Balloon by Patricia Piccinini

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
We were pretty sure that the Darth Vader hot air balloon was the pinacle of dream hot air balloons...until we saw this: Patricia Piccinini's Skywhale hot air balloon. Are there more custom hot air balloons out there? We might have to do some research on this... How about the house from UP? Who’s with us? Jabba the hutt? The possibilities are endless... Watch a video of the Skywhale in flight after the jump.

What's The Time?: The Beastie Boys' Album Covers Through the Artist Voices

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Juxtapoz June 2013 issue, a visual history of the Beastie Boys and tribute to MCA, is now officially on newsstands. As we compiled the issue, our contributing editor Joey Garfield put together a short clip from his interviews featuring some of the artists who contributed to the visual identity of the band. This is the history of the Beastie Boys, in their voices, from Bruce Davidson to Cey Adams, Glen E Friedman to Ricky Powell. 

Chandelier Casts Shadow of a Forest of Trees

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 10, 2013
Collaboration between the artists Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz has produced this wonderful light sculpture, Forms in Nature, that likens a ball of tree branches. The light source in the center illuminates the ball and casts a forest of trees onto the floor, walls, and ceiling! Hilden & Diaz describe the piece, "The shadows engulf the room and transforms the walls into unruly shadows of branches, bushes, and gnarled trees. Mirrorings are thrown out upon the walls and ceilings provide weak Roschach-like hints of faces, life and flow of consciousness."

Apparently The Dude Also Takes Photographs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Aside from acting and writing books, the dude also takes photographs. Jeff Bridges gives us a unique view into the world he grew up in and from a perspective we rarely get to see: from an actor on set. Bridges uses a Widelux camera for most of the images because he says that it is the closest to what the human eye can see. "I think I have a perspective that not many people have. And I get to take advantage of all the strange sources of light on set."

Street Artists Given Run of Condemned Les Bains Nightclub

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Les Bains-Douches was built in 1885 as a municipal bathouse and eventually became one of the most popular nightclubs in Paris, a favourite of Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Johnny Depp, and Andy Warhol. The building was declared a safety hazard in 2010 and closed. Since it's closure, the building's owners have invited 50 street artists to decorate the interior. 

Ron Mueck @ Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain, Paris

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We have posted the hyperrealistic sculptures of London-based Ron Mueck before. His first major exhibition since 2005 opened today at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain today. Aside from six recent sculptures, the who also includes three pieces produced just for the exhibition. See behind-the-scenes photos in Mueck's studio and a video after the jump...

Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Composed of an Entire Room of Objects

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
French artist Bernard Pras's latest installation is a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyate. It is anamorphic, meaning it is an illusion that can only be viewed from a specific vantage point. Pras used clothes, paint, wood, rubber, and other objects to fill the entire room and the portrait is only clearly visible through the lens of his camera.

The Sparkling Geometric Table by John Foster

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 11, 2013
We love this table by Minneapolis-based artist John Foster. Built from colorful geometric shapes, the piece reflects a sparkling, prism-like light across the room. 

The Startlingly Lifelike Sculptures of Patricia Piccinini

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 04, 2013
This morning we take a look at the incredible sculptures of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini. Her alien-like, mutated animal/human hybrid characters are startlingly lifelike. Fascinated with medical science and bio technology, Patricia's work encompasses sculpture, photography, video, and drawing.

"Karma" Sculpture by Do Ho Suh @ New Orleans Museum of Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2013
Korean sculptor Do Ho Suh recently installed a 23-foot tower of piggy-backed men, each covering the eyes of the man below at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Entitled Karma, the sculpture is made from 98 cast stainless steel figures and appears to stretch infinitely into the sky.

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