Best of 2014: 78-87 London Youth by Derek Ridgers

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, photographer Derek Ridgers’s newest book is a stunning glimpse into the stylish British youth movements from this time. People dressing up and going out have always been central to Derek’s work from the first days of punk through to the fetish and fringe scenes of present day. 

Guy Bourdin "Image Maker" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

Jockum Nordström "For the insects and the hounds" @ David Zwirner, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 2014
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Swedish artist Jockum Nordström, which marks his first solo show at the gallery in London. This presentation follows the artist’s recent major European survey, All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again, that was on view in 2013 at Lille Métropole, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, before it traveled to the Camden Arts Centre in London, making it the first solo exhibition of his work in the city. The show is up through January 24, 2015. 

Jean Jullien @ Kemistry Gallery, London

Design // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite artists and graphic designers, Jean Jullien, is getting ready to open a solo show at London's Kemistry Gallery on December 4, 2014. We are going to be in Miami Beach at that time, but if we lived the cross-continental life. we would be cruising over to England to check it out. Well actually we do live that sort of life so someone on staff will check it out. Stay tuned for a Juxtapoz print edition feature with Jullien in the coming months!

Anthony Lister "Hurt People - Hurt People" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a major new body of provocative work from Australian artist Anthony Lister. Hurt People - Hurt People presents a series of multi-faceted portraits saturated in celebrity and media obsessed disaster, continuing the artist’s distinguished superhero series featured in 2013’s Unslung Heroes.

Polly Penrose: "A Body Of Work"

Erotica // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We know this isn't traditionally known as "erotica," but because of the NSFW nature, it resides in this section. But Polly Penrose's serios "A Body Of Work" has such a command of color, structure and form, and we love her comment that "It feels like I’m hammering my body into the landscape of the room, one picture at a time."

David Walker "A BLANK CANVAS IS A WHITE FLAG" w/ Lawrence Alkin Gallery @ Hoxton Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 11, 2014
David Walker returns to the city where he first made his mark with a major solo show ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’. Walker’s first London gallery show in three years, sees this incredibly talented urban artist presenting a fresh new take on his signature portrait style in a show named after a mantra coined by the artist himself; which refers to the creative battle an artist wages to create work in today’s climate in the face of conspiring forces both internal and external.

Mike Perry "My Mother Caught Me Doodling"

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 07, 2014
My Mother Caught Me Doodling is a new exhibition by prolific daydreamer Mike Perry that looks at the awe-inspiring naked female form.

Wax House Melts This Month In London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Well known for his wild and provocative architectural projects, Alex Chinneck has created a house built completely from wax and called A Pound Of Flesh For 50p. This new work took over a year of working with many different chemists, wax specialists and engineers and is set to melt over the next 30 days.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files @ Grimaldi Gavin, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 27, 2014
Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files is a selection of photographs of Russian prisoners tattoos collected by Arkady Bronnikov between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s. A senior expert in criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs for over thirty years, part of Bronnikov's duties involved visiting correctional institutions of the Ural and Siberia regions.
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