"Jesus! What Did You Do?": A Tale of Art Restoration Failure

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In a recent and somewhat tragic incident, the church of Santuario de Misericordia's fresco depicting good ol' JC was radically revamped, or at least that was the initial goal of the eighty-something-year-old amateur restorer who took the project on without asking permission. A quote from culture councilor Juan Maria de Ojeda describes the fate of the 19th century wall painting aptly remarking she noticed "she had gotten out of hand" and gone on to confess to local authorities.

Ceal Floyer's "Works on Paper"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Have you ever showed a uninformed relative a Cy Twombly painting? Did they tell you it looked like scribble and they could do it? Of course, any right-minded Twombly fan would be offended at such a glib insult. Well in 2009, Ceal Floyer collected numerous scraps of paper that people had used to test out pens and eventually hung them in the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin...

A City Of Staples

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peter Root took around 40 hours and over 100,000 staples to creates a Staple City (can you imagine Gob Bluth saying this... "Need to get some papers connected, no worries, you're living in Staple City." Anyone? Digression.) Ephemicropolis resembles a mini metropolis of skyscrapers and urban planning. 

In Erotica: The Tip of the Iceberg

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 05, 2012
'Tip of the Iceberg is a smart illustrated guidebook that explores all the parts and functions of the clitoris. Charmingly written and illustrated, this book includes diagrams, exercises and historical facts about this amazing and often misunderstood part of female anatomy. A fun and eye-opening reference book, it's sure to make a great addition to your collection.'

The Louis Vuitton waffle maker by Andrew Lewicki

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 29, 2012
You can now eat luxury (and there are a ton of people who gobble up LV goods like they are waffles, and we are pretty sure that LV makes their low end bags like waffles). OTIS graduate Andrew Lewicki has created one of our favorite sculptures of the year; the Louis Vuitton Waffle Maker. Waffles from here go for $32. Joking. Not really.

Street Stone by Alexis Persani & Leo Caillard

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 29, 2012
Put a flannel on it. Artists and art directors Alexis Persani & Leo Caillard have collaborated on a series called "Street Stone," taking stone sculptures and photo-manipulating them to be adorned in the latest fashion trends. A fun spin on contemporary culture and classic sculptural art.

The World's First Lego Colosseum by Ryan McNaught

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2012
We actually reallly like the size here in the construction of the world's first Lego Colosseum, created by certified Lego builder, Ryan McNaught. Over 200.000 bricks were needed to create this Roman scene and structure, and you even get the outdoor pavillions and walkways with gladiators and rulers surrounding the great Colosseum.

Recreating Famous Photographs via Star Wars

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Perhaps because this author spent most of his Fourth of July holiday in a county that is shared with Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, but when we saw these fantastic famous photographs recreated with Star Wars characters, we felt a bit if kinship. Of course, I would expect to see two Stormtroopers kiss after the end of a great galactic war.  

The Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 02, 2012
Everyone has dreams, and we are pretty sure that the Star Wars cookbook was the pinnacle... until this: the Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon. According to Hi Consumption, "Steve Sansweet from Lucasfilm, these die hard Star Wars fans dream became a reality with this incredible Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon."

Brilliant Ideas in Tattoos

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Your friends tell you it's an 'awesome' idea and you agree, you've gone through your phases of falling in and out of love with lasagna, and sleeping. You've always been a fan of Garfield, you, like him, also hate Mondays and have a buddy named John, and even a dog... Our findings of some epic Garfield tattoos from across the globe. I love Garfield.

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