What's The Time?: The Beastie Boys' Album Covers Through the Artist Voices

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Juxtapoz June 2013 issue, a visual history of the Beastie Boys and tribute to MCA, is now officially on newsstands. As we compiled the issue, our contributing editor Joey Garfield put together a short clip from his interviews featuring some of the artists who contributed to the visual identity of the band. This is the history of the Beastie Boys, in their voices, from Bruce Davidson to Cey Adams, Glen E Friedman to Ricky Powell. 

Issue Preview: June 2013 "Beastie Boys: Visual History + Tribute to MCA" Issue

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Today we are very pleased to show an inside look at our very special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA. For the special issue, we have interviewed every album cover artist, from Polly Wog Stewto Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, inner-sleeve artists, photographers, and even feature some of the outtakes that went into every album cover. We find the inside stories of how each album came to fruition through the experiences and artwork of each artist that is now part of the Beastie Boys canon. The issue was curated and compiled by our contributing editor-at-large, Joey Garfield.

Glen E Friedman video for show at 941 Geary

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Last month, we featured and visited the opening of Glen E. Friedman's show at San Francisco's 941 Geary Gallery. The show featured the "Fuck You All" touring photos, as well as some collaborative pieces done with Shepard Fairey. A video interview with all assuming parties and about the show is now available to watch. Video after the jump . . .

Exclusive Interview: Glen E. Friedman on his 941 Geary show, "Fuck You All"

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 01, 2010
Glen E, Friedman, the legendary photographer and cultural influencer of all things music, skate, and underground aesthetics, is bringing his work to San Francisco's 941 Geary space this Saturday for a major showing titled, in perfect punk, "Fuck You All."

Shepard Fairey x Glen E Friedman x Bad Brains

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2009
“Bad Brains are one of my favorite punk/hardcore groups of all time, writes Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82). “I first heard Bad Brains at the beginning of 1984 when my friend lent me the brilliantly curated and titled Alternative Tentacles compilation 'Let Then Eat Jellybeans' (A Reagan dessert favorite update to the Marie Antoinette slogan 'Let them eat cake'). The Bad Brains song 'Pay to Cum' from their first album was on the comp along with songs by Black Flag, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Flipper, etc. I then went out to find full-length records by all those bands. I soon discovered Minor Threat as well, and learned that Bad Brains had influenced their vocalist Ian MacKaye and Black flag vocalist Henry Rollins who were from Washington DC where Bad Brains had started as well. The Bad Brains were also a huge influence for the Beastie Boys,” continues the extremely music savvy Shepard Fairey. “This collaboration ties into almost all of the bands I mentioned because they were almost all iconically shot at various times by photographer Glen E. Friedman. Glen shot a lot of great photos of Bad Brains and a few different shots were spliced together as the reference for this poster illustration. If you don't know Glen's work, and you should... go to burningflags.com. This poster is signed by Glen, me, and all the original members of Bad Brains. Keep that PMA.?" This print goes on sale this Thursday, March 26th so make sure to stab a bookmark in obeygiant.com because only 425 available and with so many big names involved in this collab piece, we see them going quick!

Glen E. Friedman Retrospective:

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Legendary photographer Glen E. Friedman comes to Los Angeles’ Subliminal Projects gallery for a major retrospective of his works in a show titled Idealist Propaganda, opening December 13th, 2008. Idealist Propaganda will feature a rare selection of Friedman’s oeuvre, including twenty-?ve never-before exhibited photographs of his celebrated iconic photos of the pioneering skate, punk and hip-hop subcultures to his equally political and polarized subject matter of the natural world. Having shot Jay Adams and Tony Alva to Run DMC, Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys to Minor Threat and Black Flag, Idealist Propaganda will prove to be a transcendent exhibition and ultimately Friedman’s most de?nitive creative and philosophical statement.  

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