Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The May 2015 cover story feels like a long time coming. A half-decade even, but it was worth it. Chris Ware is not only a cult-followed comic book artist who has transformed the genre with some of the most intricate, progressive storytelling styles we have ever seen. It started with the Acme Novelty Library series, to the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and recently grew to the incredible Building Stories graphic novel. This is what we want to document this month; a true American storyteller.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 02, 2015
There are very few figures of the last 25 years that can cross the barriers of pop, underground, and progressive art quite like Bjork. She has transformed the way we look at music, video art, stage performances, and overall artistic persona unlike any artist we can think of. In conjunction with the opening of her special retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, the April 2015 cover is a celebration of the past, present, and future of Bjork.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
This one is special. Not only do we get to celebrate the opening of "20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz", but we get to honor the opening of new works by our founder, Robert Williams, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The March 2015 issue features a collection of the new paintings by Williams, as well as a sit down interview with famed international art curator, Jeffrey Deitch.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
To officially kick off the new year, we are proud to announce the February 2015 issue with cover artist Sage Vaughn. The Los Angeles-based Vaughn has long been a friend of the magazine, and with his upcoming exhibition at Judith Charles in NYC coming up this Spring, it was time to sit down and talk to artist about the new transformations in his work. That's right, we are taking a walk into the Garden.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to both kick off the 2015 year with a cover story on Brooklyn-based fine artist Dan Witz in our print edition. But we are even more proud that it will be released at our booth at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach and on shelves around the world during the holiday shopping rush. Witz is overdue for the cover, with his mosh pit paintings and unique street art being enjoyed by collectors and readers for over two decades.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Juxtapoz never shies away from a little controversy, and the November 2014 issue featuring the a cover story and the works South African-based photographer Roger Ballen. This cover, let's just get right to it: it's disturbing, haunting, intriguing, and yet part of a compelling body of work that Ballen has been building for decades. We are proud to have him on the cover and to tell his unique story.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce our October issue with one of the world's emerging contemporary artists, Los Angeles-based Cleon Peterson. With works that are both violent, vengeful, and bloody, there is poetry and motion in the works of Cleon Peterson, and for the the October 2014 issue, he created a special composition that conjures up his ballet of conflict.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Following on the June 2014 issue with Mark Ryden, the July issue features another pillar of Juxtapoz's growth and international success over the past 20 years: Shepard Fairey. Amazingly enough, Shepard had only been on 1.5 covers in our two decades of publishing, and with a brand new body of work currently on display at the Halsey Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, works that were curated to sit alongside prints by Jasper Johns.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Here we are, at another New Year, ready for 12 great months ahead. This particular year for Juxtapoz is a little different, as we are celebrating 20 years of independent publishing throughout 2014, and what better than kick off the calendar year with a cover by Mel Kadel and an issue appreciating the subtle details of contemporary art. From New Wave Handmade Art, classic pop surrealism, and DIY public art, February 2014 properly sends us into our 20th year...