Best of 2013: Kohei Yoshiyuki's "The Park"

Photography // Saturday, December 21, 2013
Originally published on April 25th 2013: This morning we take a look at Japanese photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki's series of black-and-white photographs from the 1970s. Using a 35mm camera, infrared film, and flash, Kohei documented people who gathered in several of Tokyo's parks at night for romantic rendezvous and the many spectators that lurked in the bushes to watch and sometimes participate. The photos are raw, voyeuristic and uncomfortable...

Best of 2013: Susannah Martin's Primordial Tourists

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Originally published on March 21st 2013: This morning we take a look at the work of Frankfurt, Germany-based artist Susannah Martin. Her nude paintings are the product of her fascination with how artists throughout history have chosen to represent our interconnection with nature and how this has changed with the virtual world.

Best of 2013: Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Originally published on February 1st. 2013:  It may be a tad hard to see what is going on here, but look closely. Artist/scientist Jonty Hurwitz creates what appear to be ordinary abstract sculptures, but when viewed in a cylinder, reflective surface, the sculpture takes on the appearence of a figurative shape. Hurwtiz won the 2009 Noble Sculpture Prize.

Best of 2013: Meticulously Constructed Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Originally published on February 26th, 2013: From delicately carving rolls of tape into detailed landscapes to building towers out of loose towel threads and constructing intricate structures out of toothbrush bristles, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki takes everyday objects and transforms them into amazing sculptures.

Best of 2013: The Sketchbook of Anton Vill

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 4th, 2013: The great website Empty Kingdom found a good one in the sketchbook art of Estonian artist, Anton Vill. A great mix of both a lowbrow style and incredible craft, Vill's work reminds us of the sketchbook of one of the great animated movies you would find from European production company. Come to think of it, maybe its been Vill the whole time...

Best of 2013: Photoreal Drawings by Diego Fazio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 10th, 2013: What we love about thse photoreal drawings by Diego Fazio is that he also gives us a bit of behind-the-scenes process shots as well. Using only pencil and paper, Fazio began as a tattoo artist and now can spend up to 200 hours on a single pencil portrait.

"Lucid Stead" in the California Desert by Phillip K. Smith III

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Deep in the Joshua Tree National Forest, in the deserts of California, artist Phillip K Smith III has created a stunning installation/optical illusion called "Lucid Stead." As Bustler notes, "With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day."

Photographs of Abandoned Toy Factories

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 14, 2013
Who doesn't like photographs of old, abandoned factories and what's creepier than decaying children's dolls and boxes of plastic limbs? This collection of photos features various abandoned toy and doll factories from around the world. Get your fill of disembodied doll heads and decaying buildings after the jump...

Watch: Mark Wagner "Money is Material"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 14, 2013
We've featured the currency collage work of Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner before. Wagner sees the dollar bill as "the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America." Using his well known collage skills, the artist has created some intricate and fantastic currency collages using the dollar bill. This morning we take a look at this beautifult video of the artist by The Avante Garde Diaries...

Tom Waits & John Baldessari, October 2013

Vault // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Seeing that it is Halloween, and Tom Waits dressed in a mask for our October 2013 cover story, and he played his first concert performance in a half decade this past weekend at the Bridge School Benefit in the Bay Area, we wanted to share the October 2013 cover story conversation between Tom Waits and John Baldessari. Their talk did have its own mysteries, own storylines, so it seems absolutely appropriate to read this story today. 


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