On Sale Now: May, 2014 with Alexis Ross, Nick Cave, Chris Johanson, Winston Smith, and More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.

Mike Kelley @ MOCA, Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 28, 2014
Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954-2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions - which he set in relation to relentless self and social examinations, both dark and delirious. His traveling retrospective, "Mike Kelley," opens at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary on March 31, 2014, and will be on display through July 28, 2014.

Mike Kelley @ Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A last chance to see this beautiful Mike Kelley retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Open through April 1, 2013. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) created a protean body of deeply innovative work, which mined American popular culture, modernism and alternative traditions alike for purposes of a relentless, dark and delirious examination of self and society. In the largest presentation of this achievement ever organized—the first comprehensive survey since 1993—the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has brought together almost 200 of the artist’s works, spanning the entirety of his 35-year career.

In L.A.: The Floor Show @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills for the opening reception of The Floor Show. group exhibition of floor-based sculpture organized in collaboration with curator Richard D. Marshall. The Floor Show explores the variety of ways contemporary artists have expanded the possibility of the sculptural medium by removing it from the once-compulsory pedestal. Photos and more after the jump..

Mike Kelley, RIP

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 01, 2012
We were noting the other day how Mike Kelley's installation at Art Basel 2011 (originally shown in the 1990s) was one of our favorite things we had seen the whole trip. Sadly, California-based Mike Kelley was found dead today from an apparent suicide in his home in Southern California. He was 57.

In L.A.: Return Of The Repressed: Destroy All Monsters @ Prism

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977, a stunning retrospective of works created by the 1970s artist collective Destroy All Monsters opened this past weekend at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles. Curated by Dan Nadel and Destroy All Monsters member Mike Kelley, this exhibit consists of a plethora of works from Niagara, Kelley, Jim Shaw, and Cary Loren--some of which have never been exhibited before.

IN L.A.: Mike Kelley at Gagosian Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 12, 2011
    Last night I stopped by the opening reception for Mike Kelley’s exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.  Photos and more after the jump…      

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