Tattooed Bananas by Phil Hansen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just another artist who used the natural oxidation process on banana skin to create art. Phil Hansen pierces a banana with a pin and then lets the skin oxidize. And this is the result... is it this simple? Why are wasting our bananas in our cereal? We prefer a greenish banana, but we would eat a masterpeice...

The 18,239 Pound World's Largest Chocolate Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Everyone has their goals, and apparently, Qzina Specialty Foods has the goal of making the world's largest chocolate sculpture. And when we say largest, we are talking 18,239 pounds of chocolate. The structure of the Mayan temple is an ode to the ancient civilizations role in the history of chocolate.

The World's Tallest LEGO Tower

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
They even let the Danish Crown Price Frederik place one of the last blocks on the tower, to honor the 80th Anniversary of the famed toy company, LEGO. In Seoul, Korea, in front of the Olympic Stadium, 4,000 children and over 500,000 LEGO blocks came together to create, at least for the time being, the tallest LEGO tower ever constructed at 105 feet. If this were done in America, after about 3-feet the kids would have been bored.

The Raid: Claymation w/Cats by Lee Hardcastle

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We don't care if you are tired of cats on the web, because what Lee Hardcastle does is beyond just cats. He recreates films with claymation cats, violence and gore all included. His newest claymation is a remake of the 2011 Indonesian film, The Raid, an extremely violent movie directed by Gareth Evans. But we are here to talk about cats.

Life-Sized Nutcrackers by Jennifer Rubell

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
One of the highlights of the Frieze Art Fair in NYC last week was definitely Jennifer Rubell's "Life-Sized Nutcracker," which I was convinced was just for show until you actually saw that indeed, it was a working, Barbie looking life-sized nutcracker. Rubell had displayed the nutcrackers at the Dallas Contemporary in late 2011, but a nice bit of Frieze press has made these explode.

"A Lost" by Julien Berthier

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
This 2011 artwork by Julien Berthier utilizes a simple, clever gesture on a large scale. The French artist has a practice of diagrammatic drawings, sculpture, and outdoor, site-specific work. "A LOST", a bold intervention by Berthier, grabbed our attention with its blatant desecration of a corporate advertisement and use of sardonic humor.

Sever: Captain America & RIP Street Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
While a significant amount of graffiti writers currently take to the streets of Detroit with bombing and traditional productions, Sever stopped by dropping two different stand out pieces. The first mural is a jab at street art; Sever painting suited character icons of street art Kaws, Twist, Bansky, Futura, Shepard Fairey, and Os Gemeos carrying a coffin labeled street art.

Anders Nordby's Wine Glass Chess Set

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
No more pelting your friends with ping pong balls and guzzling tasteless beer for you. You've grown up. You have taste. When you bring your friends over, you exhibit not only your prowess on the chess board, but also exhibit your fine taste in wine. In fact, you beat them mercilessly and make them drink every glass... just kidding.

Picasso, Dali, & Van Gogh: Dissected for MASP Art School Campaign

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
In a very clever campaign by advertising agency DDP of Brazil, they have created a great visual for MASP Art School with three legendary artists dissected to show their "true" insides. Picasso, Van Gogh, and Dali (say it like Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris) are all exposed to show their insides match the iconic styles they made into worldwide textbook material. For art school, these seem quite on point.

The Book Igloo by Colombia's Miler Lagos

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 30, 2012
Just one grab, and this thing will topple. Colombian artist, Miler Lagos, created this "semi book igloo," titled Home, in an installation in 2011 at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York. No glue, nothing holding the books together, just neatly and perfectly stacked so as not to fall over on itself. And with a name like Home, it feels very comforting if you want to read The Hunger Games trilogy amongst other novels.

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