Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
And finally, the art. We are so proud of all the artwork that is on exhibit in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through June 14, 2014. It blows our mind that we are now two decades old, but what is even more amazing are all the artists that have been in our pages over those years. Their works tell the story, create the chance to document alternative art narratives, bring out the fans, bring out the collectors, and keep the creative energy of Juxtapoz alive. Here, then, is all the art in "Art Truancy."
Music // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In conjunction with Mark Ryden's "The Gay Nineties West" at the Kohn Gallery in LA, the June 2014 cover artist enlisted Tyler the Creator, Weird Al, Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Kirk Hammett, Mark Mothersbaugh and more to record original covers of the song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)." Listen to some of them after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
June 2014 is a special issue for Juxtapoz Magazine. Not only do we get to celebrate the return of Mark Ryden and his brand new exhibition "The Gay 90s West," but this issue marks our special feature and behind-the-scenes story on our 20th Anniversary exhibition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery that runs May 15—June 14, 2014...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 05, 2014
As we have been noting on the site for the past few weeks, and even teased a new cover image on Instagram during the opening this weekend, Mark Ryden opened the brand new Kohn Gallery space on Highland in Los Angeles this weekend with two spectacular openings. Here is a look at Saturday night's public opening, with huge turnout and line for a special book signing and "Olde Tyme Music" LP release.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
In the inaugural exhibition Mark Ryden, underscores his aesthetic forays into cultural kitsch through his exploration of the lost but not forgotten “Gay 90s”. Employing the visual trappings of the formally idealized 1890s in America—women dressed in satin skirts with large bows, large wheeled bicycles, Main St. USA, vaudevillian stages—Ryden recreates scenes from this marginalized slice of pop culture...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
On May 15, 2014, Juxtapoz and Jonathan LeVine Gallery will open "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," a group exhibition at both of LeVine's spaces at 557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan. The exhibition features a wide-range of cover artists and featured artists from over the past 20 years, and today we have a look at some of the covers from artists in the show. From Robert Williams to Grotesk, Mark Ryden to Swoon, here is a bit of a history lesson to catch up on, or reminisce over.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Well, its been awhile, and after some delays and about 3.5 years of waiting, Mark Ryden is set to open a new exhibition, "The Gay 90's: West" at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles on May 3, 2014. Mostly we want you to schedule a visit to see the show because a) we have seen some behind the scenes looks at the show and can say its worth your damn time, and 2) Michael Kohn is opening a brand spanking new space that is glorious and spacious and worthy of a visit. And yes we just went a)-2) on you.
Illustration // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Mark Ryden, a past cover artist, is widely considered the "god-father of pop surrealism," and his ouevre is nothing if not diverse in subject matter. His work is inspired by objects, figures and myths that evoke mystery and nostalgia, therefore it stands to reason that Santa would make an appearance (along with Jesus, every now and then). To get you into the holiday spirit we've assembled Ryden's more wintry works, replete with imagined arctic animals, religious ephemera, and even an underwater St. Nick.
Music // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"It seemed like the unlikeliest of requests. In the summer of 2012, hip-hop collective Odd Future seized international attention across music and fashion publications, both for their brash attitude and a contemporary skate aesthetic, taking the world by storm. The last thing that would cross your mind was that Tyler, the Creator, the unrivaled leader of OF, would like to get in contact with Mark Ryden, the artists renowned for his Pop Surreal paintings..." - May 2013 Issue of Juxtapoz Magazine
Music // Friday, February 15, 2013
An unlikely, but in our eyes, perfect match for an album cover. Mark Ryden, the multiple Juxtapoz cover artist and one of the most respected names in contemporary art, teamed up with, yes, Odd Future frontman Tyler the Creator for the cover artwork for his upcoming Wolf album. The album, out April 2nd, features a few different cover treatments, but the Ryden one is by far our favorite...