Book Reviews: Drawing People - The Human Figure In Contemporary Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Undeniably, the human form fascinates. It has caught the imagination like no other subject in recorded history. In his introduction to Drawing People: The Human Figure In Contemporary Art, Roger Malbert, senior curator of Hayward Touring at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London and contributor to many esteemed publications, writes, “Drawings give access to the obsessions, sense of humour, emotions and fantasies of their creator...

In Conversation: Book Jacket Designer, Richard Bravery

Design // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
“What book are you reading?” or “This work reminds me of a quote from the post-modern author XYZ.” Invariably bandied about in culture conversations since the invention of the printing press, it’s fun and enlightening to match literature with visual art. In the past several years, UK-based art director and book cover designer Richard Bravery has envisioned these connections, and invariably paired prominent emerging artists with some of the most classic novels of the last 100 years. From Cleon Peterson on a Philip K. Dick novel, Parra on Kurt Vonnegut, and David Hockney on Ali Smith, Bravery enhances storied literature with a multi-faceted identity.

KISS book by Maggie West + book release at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

Erotica // Friday, May 29, 2015
KISS is the debut art book from Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West. The book features 20 pairs of people kissing each other under colorful, surreal lighting. KISS takes a unique, abstract approach to a subject that has depicted throughout centuries of art. By placing a universal activity in such a dreamlike setting, the book causes readers to reexamine the energy and intimacy taking place with each embrace. 

"Jonas Wood: Paintings and Drawings" book

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 22, 2015
We are huge fans of Jonas Wood here at Juxtapoz, and his last two shows, one at David Kordansky in LA and one at Gagosian in Hong Kong, showed some of his best works to date. Kordansky's gallery just published a new book, designed by the great Brian Roettinger, with all the works from the last exhibition at his gallery space. Someone buy one for us... please? 

Mark Whiteley "We Are All In the Gutter But Some Of Us Are Holding Flashes"

Photography // Thursday, May 14, 2015
Seeing Things just announced the upcoming release and exhibition for Mark Whiteley’s new book of photographs titled “We Are All In the Gutter But Some Of Us Are Holding Flashes.” The show and book will both launch on Saturday, May 16th at Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose, CA. The book features approximately 100 of Mark’s favorite action images shot between 1993 and 2014, and the show features selected prints from the book.

Snapshots of Famous Artists at Play

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A new book, Artists Unframed, features more than 100 images from the Smithsonian archives of artists at work and play. The Guardian recently compiled a slection of those that focus on moments in the personal lives of artists, snapshots of famous artists not in the studio, not in a museum, but on their own time. 

James Jean's New Book "Xenograph"

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist James jean (February, 2013), recently opened up pre-sale of a new book Xenograph, a hardcover, clothbound book collecting paintings, drawings, digital works, and preliminary sketches of work created between 2010 and 2014.

Brett Amory Book Signing Hosted by Juxtapoz @ Clift Hotel, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Brett Amory (featured February, 2014), the American artist who rose to international acclaim for his "Waiting" series is featured in this deluxe coffee table edition by Vivant Books. Alongside four-color reproductions of the artwork, the book includes a biography and selected essays from art world luminaries and patrons. Join Vivant Books and Juxtapoz Magazine as we host a book signing at Clift Hotel.

Artists and Their Cats

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo . . . so many great artists have shared one very special love: the companionship of cats. Gathered here for the first time are behind-thescenes stories of more than 50 famous artists and their feline friends.

Jonathan Shaw's "Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
A legendary tattoo master and notorious creator of underground art, Jonathan Shaw, will be in San Francisco the next couple days as he stops by our favorite used bookstore Green Apple Books tonight for a reading and conversation with Gregg Foreman of Cat Power and Brandon Burkart of The Saint James Society. He'll also be at The Beat Museum in North Beach tomorrow for another reading so if you are in the area be sure to check out one of the events! His cult novel Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes has just been republished by Johnny Depp and Harper Perennial.
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