Juxtapoz // Monday, September 19, 2011
The 3 Kings exhibit featuring Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quinones and Futura 2000 opened this past weekend at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. Opening photos after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 31, 2011
You shouldn't use the term King lightly, but with this line-up of Futura 2000, Lee Quinones, and Fab 5 Freddy, 3 Kings is the perfect moniker. Curated by Patti Astor of the Fun Gallery and coming to Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, this exhibition brings three ambassadors of NYC graffiti to Southern California.
Street Art // Monday, April 18, 2011
Obviously, the legendary names and artists of New York City were a big part of the story at MOCA's "Art In the Streets," with Futura, Martha Cooper, Blade, Henry Chalfant, Fab 5 Freddy, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Crash, and Freedom having major spaces in the Geffen building, as well as younger talents that later emerged like Dash Snow. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 04, 2011
As our April 2011 Art In the Streets issue is getting ready to hit newsstands, we look back at one of the great convergences of scenes when hip-hop, punk, and graffiti fused into this music video. Here you have The Clash, Fab 5 Freddy, and Futura 2000 all together on one track, with graffiti images being flashed and artists being name-dropped by both Fred and Futura. Video after the jump . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 02, 2011
April 2011 marks a special issue for Juxtapoz Magazine, as we were asked by the MOCA to create a companion issue to the first major instituitional retrospective of street art, Art In the Streets. As we documented street art to a wider-audience of fine art, tattoo, pop-surreal, and illustrative art enthusiasts over our 17 years, we wanted to create an extended dialog and history with graffiti and street art pioneers. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 22, 2011
We, or more so, one of our staff members, made it down to Las Vegas for the 3-day weekend, and stayed at the new Cosmopolitan hotel. In between "those things you do in Vegas but don't mention to others once you leave because the ads tell you to," they snapped a bunch of shots of parking garage, featuring work by RETNA, Kenny Scharf, and Shepard Fairey. More photos after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 19, 2011
Jamel Shabazz' seminal Back In the Days, a chronicling of hip-hop culture in NYC from 1980-89, is getting a 10th anniversary remix courtesy of powerHouse Books. The new edition will feature additional images, text by Fab 5 Freddy and Jeff Chang. This is the book that started the trend, so we say go with the source. Full cover image after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 11, 2011
We end the work week with a music video that Fab 5 Freddy told us about this week: Blondie's "The Hardest Part." Fred was telling us about how he and LEE painted all the background and floor pieces, and Jean-Michel Basquiat came in and finished off the wall with various writings. Amazing time. Historical time. Watch the video after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 27, 2010
We wrote last month about RETNA painting at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and now the hotel has brought in legendary NYC artist, filmmaker, and hip-hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy to be the first artist-in-residence at the hotel's P3 Studio. Fab's new body of work is a series of photographs of celebrated boxers and anonymous show girls are enlarged, digitally altered and printed on canvas, then adorned with Swarovski crystals, artfully placed to make the works pop. Pictures after the jump . . .