JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT AND ANDY WARHOL "Olympic Rings" @ Gagosian, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 16, 2012
We are getting to that time of the summer, where London gets a sporting focus for a few weeks, much to the chagrin of locals who probably get enough tourism as it is. But the arts programs and curation at some of London's top private galleries and public institutions have been spot on all year, and Gagosian Gallery has got into spirit with Warhol and Basquiat's 1985 collaboration, Olympic Rings.

Illustrations by Florian Meacci

Illustration // Monday, July 16, 2012
Florian Meacci is French freelance illustrator/graphic designer based in London. He says, "My 2 main inspirations in life are fashion and comic books. I’m crazy about comic books, they are what made me want to be an illustrator... My art is about contradiction, I always try to put something unexpected. I like to combine a few things which are not made to be together."

Steve Scott Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Steve Scott is a London based animation director & Illustrator with an incredibly rich, aesthetically pleasing portfolio of works. With plenty of engaging animation, amazing illustrations and a blog to dive right into, the work of Scott is witty, compelling, completely inspiring and diverse.  

Lynnie Zulu

Illustration // Friday, July 13, 2012
Her last name says it all. Lynnie Zulu's outsider, pop illustrations are reminiscent of an era of Fresh Prince, ethic pattern hammer pants with a new contemporary flair. She is an artist and illustrator in East London with a primary palette to compliment her outlandish style, and a signature aesthetic that is consistent within all of her work.

Pessimist Pop by Nathan James

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
What we first thought was just hypercolored madness over photographs turned out to be one vibrant mix of hyperreal portrait work mixed with flashes of pop art touches. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Nathan James spent much of his life in the Toronto area before moving to London, UK where he currently lives and works.

Interview: LUSH Finally Answers our Questions

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
We became fast friends with Melbourne's graffiti provocateur LUSH last year when he came to San Francisco for an exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery, and turned the gallery into strip show. All the things you hear about LUSH is that he pisses a ton of people off, and that he does so for some sort of Internet fame. Well, what's wrong with that? It's 2012, how else do you get famous? LUSH will be opening up shop in London on July 5 with a large warehouse show that will surely cause some angry comments here. That means this is all working...

New Conor Harrington in London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
In part of the Whitecross Street Party that begins in a few weeks, Conor Harrington painted this new mural on the busy Whitecross Street in London. This mural contains the artists often combined use of period costumes and contemporary flags.

Peter Millard Homage to Hulk Hogan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We love being weirded out in the morning. Having a sort of tripped-out crayon-created homage to Hulk Hogan will do that to you. Peter Millard, a student at Royal College of Art, took the concept of one of the greatest actors of his time, Hulk Hogan, and gave him an animated tribute. Weird, funny, bizarre, and oh so good.

Last Week: "Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the last week for you to go check a show that we consider a must-see if you are in London: Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III at the Somerset House. One of the world's most influential tattoo artist turned fine artist with a respect for Japanese traditional arts and culture, Horiyoshi III includes a complete collection of his fine art and tattoo endeavors in the exhibition. The show is up through July 1, 2012.

Preview: Rene Almanza @ Gerrish Fine Art, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We have been previewing works from Mexico's Rene Almanza on the occasion of his exhibition in conjunction with Gerrish Fine Art in London. Draws of Perception, featuring 1001 drawings, has been moved to Shop 12, Dray Walk, and The Old Truman Brewery in London, and opens on July 4, 2012.

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