Lucian Freud "Portraits" @ National Portrait Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 13, 2012
One of the best exhibitions we have seen in quite some time is the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition being held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Freud was one of the most famed and talented painters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His portraiture is unprecedented in its intensely psychological attention to detail. 

Illustrations by Edward Cheverton

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 06, 2012
Edward Cheverton is an illustrator and student at Brighton University who has developed a style that is heavily influenced by this timeless musical muse. Also pulling inspiration from comic books and other outside influences beyond the world of art, Cheverton combines practices of collage, painting, and drawing to express his love and fascination with experimental jazz.

Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A small contingent of Juxtapoz staff was in London this past weekend, taking in some of the sights and art sounds that the metropolis had to offer, and one of the highlights was the Pick Me Up Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House, featuring a series of artists, printmakers, DIYers, and shop booths all under the umbrella of graphic art.

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (Video)

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
You have seen the poster campaign be re-ignited in bookshops and craft stores over the past ten years, and this video chrnicles the Keep Calm and Carry On poster story from its origins in World War II and its reemergence.

Opening: Conor Harrington "Dead Meat" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 02, 2012
London correspondent Butterfly made it out to the highly-anticipated (and we got excited right after our studio visit with Mr. Harrington last month) solo exhibition of Conor Harrington, Dead Meat, that opened at Lazarides Gallery last night. The Irish-born, London-based artist presented 8 large-scale canvases and 24 small studies that reference a "18th-century dinner party, the height of Europe's power and draws comparisons with Contemporary society."

Todd James "Pirate Radio" Print @ Pictures on Walls

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 02, 2012
Lots of Todd James news going around the past few weeks. First, he just opened a new solo show, King of the Wild Frontier, at NYC's Gering & Lopez Gallery last night, March 1. And now, REAS just released a new print, Pirate Radio, through London's POW, in an edition of 165. Something for the collection...

Paintings by Clare Price

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Clare Price is a London-based artist. Her paintings are abstract combinations of various painterly mediums. layering acrylic, gouache, spray paint, oil, and house paint, rendering free forms alongside hand rendered pixels creating energetic grids that explode in color and tension between rigid structure and expressive marks and color.

Sarah Lucas' Situation in London

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 26, 2012
Situation, a new gallery at 4 New Burlington Place in London, just opened with a show devoted to the work of Sarah Lucas, Situation will present new installations in February, May, August and November 2012, alongside an organic programme of events directed by the artist.

The Moon Walk

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A clever, good use of a very common pop-culture phrase by London-based, Chinese-born photographer Ting-Ting Cheng. Have moon, take it on a walk. Children of the 1980s will be proud.

Studio Visit: Conor Harrington in London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
WIth a new solo exhibition at Lazardies Gallery scheduled March 2, 2012,  we visited the London studio of Irish-born and former Juxtapoz cover artist, Conor Harrington. Making sure we get a glimpse of just a few of the new works set for Lazarides, Helen Soteriou (who interviewed Charming Baker back January 2012), we find bits of inspiration and influence strung about in Harrington's workspace.

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