Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Of the many exhibitors at the LA Art Book Fair, a few managed to stand out in our memory despite the daunting high volume of amazing content. One of these exhibitors was Fulton Ryder, a New York-based bookshop, gallery, and publisher. Their space at the fair offered a wonderfully entertaining array of smutty novels, Raymond Pettibon zines (!!!), amazing records, and Richard Prince artworks.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
We have been excited for this book since we got word that Taschen and author/comic authority Paul Levitz were working on it (and thank you to ItsNiceThat for the reminder). Soon in bookstores, Taschen will release The Golden Age of DC Comics, tracing the company's first decades, from its "pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy ’50s in more than 400 pages with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics."
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent photographs by Ed Templeton (featured in our February 2012 issue) in his fifth exhibition with the gallery. Templeton has long mined the middle ground between the public and the private, delving unreservedly into the human situation, creating photographs that are at once heartbreaking and outrageous, comical and sinister, his images, a visual litmus test of American youth culture in all its twisted luminescence.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
And what a beautiful book this is. AMMO Books has just published perhaps one of the most stunning books we have seen all year, Eames: Beautiful Details, one that we are very happy ended up in our offices yesterday. Not only an in-depth, 400+ page look into their innovative and groundbreaking furniture design, Beautiful Details covers Charles and Ray Eames' extensive exploration in textiles, product, graphic design, toys, film, and photography.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Published in conjunction with Barry McGee's retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, on display through December 9, 2012, there is a fantastic catalog available now through D.A.P. Over 400 pages, hardcover, this to us feels like the most definitive McGee book to date, with essential photos of early streets works in San Francisco, and some of McGee's most important installation and sculptural works produced.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
In deliberating if tattoos and tattooists can present themselves as art and artists, Forever: The New Tattoo brings new language and thought to the often stigmatized reputation of tattoo culture. Matt Lodder explains in the foreword, "Tattoos cannot obviously be bought, sold, and traded like paintings because they are painful, bloody, and laborious to acquire." Lodder, a tattoo owner and historian, takes contemporary developments in tattooing and places them into historical contexts.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
This Friday, November 9, Thomas Campbell will be having both a signing/release and exhibition surrounding his new surf photography book, Slide Your Brains Out, at Mollusk Surf Shop in San Francisco. Tommy Guerrero and Ray Barbee will be playing live, the book looks amazing as it features Campbell's surf shots from 1997—2012, and Mollusk is an SF staple. Go.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 03, 2012
Tonight, November 3, we suggest heading over to Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles for the book release party for a fantastic new title, Milk & Honey: Contemporary Art in California. Not only do you get to see the bathrooms painted by our friend Sage Vaughn, there is a limited edition Milk and Honey shirt with Joey Gallagher and RVCA, and limited edition Milk and Honey tote bags with Cleon Peterson and INCASE.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 26, 2012
Profiled in the magazine in the past, we love the cut-out book collages of Alexander Korzer-Robinson. He says of this work: "By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A nice little surprise in the mail yesterday: Brendan Monroe's new release, the Islands n.2 comic. Says Monroe, "This is the second visual story of my wandering dream based comics. The couple explores the deep sea floor and the gravitational relationship of moon and tide."