IN L.A.: Xara Thustra "THX" @ NEW IMAGE ART

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Yes, that picture is amazing right there of Xara Thustra and Jeffrey Deitch, doing a hangout session outside of Thustra's THX exhibition at New Image Art Gallery in LA last Saturday night. Maybe it wasn't just a show. It was more of an event, with live music, projections, and a little slice of some San Francisco thrown in the mix. Through a mix of graffiti, Mission School aesthetics, activism, and plain old art invasion of a gallery, we recommend checking out THX. 

Jeffrey Deitch Leaving MOCA... Announcement Tomorrow?

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
When Jeffrey Deitch decided to close his namesake Deitch Projects gallery in NYC in 2010 to take over as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, there were grumblings, mixed with general excitement, and perhaps some sort of anticipation that a blueprint would be established for struggling institutions in the coming years. The idea seemed innocent enoug: hire a high-powered, independent galleriest/curator to help create a program and direction for museum's to exist in an increasingly difficult era for major museums to hold the public's interest, and money, for more than one show a year. Well, this experiment may officially be over, as the LA Times is reporting Deitch will be leaving the MOCA for NYC ... 

RETNA @ Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
"All the best art is past, present, and future combined, and this is what Retna is doing." So said MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch in his introduction to lead off our September 2010 cover story with LA-based Retna. Now the artist is set to open a body of new paintings and new works on paper at Michael Kohn Gallery in LA on September 15, 2012.

Art In the Streets Not Heading to Brooklyn Museum?

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
We added the question mark because we feel nothing is final, but it looks like the major graffiti and street art examination, Art In the Streets, currently at Los Angeles' MOCA, will not be heading to the Brooklyn Museum next, as previously planned.

Photos at Premiere Night: "Outside In: The Story of Art In the Streets" at Egyptian Theatre

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 26, 2011
Juxtapoz were esteemed guests at the premiere of Alex Stapleton's documentary, the Levis' presents, "Outside In: The Story of Art In the Streets" at Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood this past Tuesday evening. The film captured the making of the MOCA's "Art In the Streets "exhibition that opened last month in LA.

MOCA's Art In the Streets Book

Street Art // Wednesday, April 06, 2011
The buzz surrounding MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibit can't be any louder, as the response we have received over our April 2011 "Art In the Streets" issue done in conjunction with the show's curators has been off the charts. Maybe it was the Margaret Kilgallen cover? Whatever it is, its getting louder and louder, and just remember if you can't go, there is going to be the show's catalogue book. More after the jump . . .

Art In the Streets Issue Contributing Editor, Roger Gastman, Interviewed by NY Times

Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 13, 2011
Our April issue of Juxtapoz, the Art In the Streets Issue, companion to the MOCA's "Art In the Streets" exhibition that is opening in Los Angeles next month, was curated by Roger Gastman. (Who happens to be a curator of the MOCA show, along with MOCA director, Jeffrey Deitch, and Aaron Rose). The New York Times, getting in the Art In the Streets mood, profiled Gastman this weekend. More after the jump . . .

April 2011—Juxtapoz' Art In the Streets Issue

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 . . .

Photos from Robert Williams Screening of MR BITCHIN at MOCA

Street Art // Thursday, January 20, 2011
Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams had his new documentary, Mr Bitchin', honored with a screening at Los Angeles' MOCA this past Sunday. The screening featured an introduction by new MOCA Director, Jeffrey Deitch, as well as friends and art colleagues in attendance as well. Pictures after the jump . . .

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