Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
French photographer Charles Freger visited rural mountainous farming communities in eighteen European countries to photograph centuries-old rituals where people literally put themselves into the skin of the 'savage.' In celebrations of the seasons, fertility, life, and death, people become a bear, a goat, a stag, a man of straw, or a devil.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Scott Minick and Jiao Ping's book Chinese Graphic Design in The Twentieth Century presents a stunning exhibition of modern graphic design in China from posters and advertisements to book covers and magazines.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
Coinciding with his exhibition opening at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 16 (a show that also is in conjunction with Brodie's show at Yossi Milo Gallery in NYC), Mike Brodie will have a book launch and signing of his new monograph, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, at Family Bookstore on Fairfax Avenue in West Los Angeles this Sunday, March 17.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Last summer, Jerry Hsu's video series, The Killing Season, debuted on the web. The series captured Hsu's 3-week motorcycle trip through Vietnam that featured, amongst other things, a brush with death, a broken rib, and constant rain. The trip has now spawned the SPA-published, limited 150 run of The Killing Season book, featuring Hsu's documentary photography of his friends and the trip. The book is now available on SPA's site.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
One of the most important institutions in the San Francisco art scene is in danger of closing! Adobe Books has been an important part of the lives of artists, writers, and book lovers -- not only for the books, but for the events, gatherings, the gallery, the discussions, and the welcoming spirit of the place. They have a wonderful plan to save and expand the store and gallery, and there is less than 3 days left to help fund it!
Graffiti // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This upside down and backwards roller by Read More Books is seeing signs of deterioration, but is still holding on strong.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 07, 2013
50 years after Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's last work has been posthumously published. My Brother's Book is a magical story with smashing stars, riddles, polar bears and underworlds. The story is accompanied by beautiful watercolors perfectly complimenting the text.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
M+B is proud to present Mike Brodie’s highly anticipated second solo exhibition, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity. The exhibition of thirty new color photographs will be Brodie’s first solo exhibition in six years and opens in conjunction with the publication of Brodie’s first monograph bearing the same name, published by Twin Palms.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 14, 2013
Gerhard Richter's artistic career has traversed a whole range of impeccably technical and precise paintings to large laboriously squeegeed abstractions and many things inbetween, all of which have further enriched his fascinatingly labyrinthine oeuvre. His November series comprised of spilled ink images on paper executed with the incorporation of benzene, acetone and black tushe in order to create a variegated range of tones and colors is a wonderfully controlled experiment...
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.